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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Black Sand Porter is a robust, full bodied porter with pronounced bittersweet chocolate flavor and aroma from the diverse variety of malt used to brew this beer. The hops balance the the maltiness of this robust and roasty ale.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHANER4 (480) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On tap at brewpub in Kona - Poured dark brown color with thin beige head. Aroma - chocolate malt, roasted nuts and hint of coffee. I also detected musty basement aroma. Flavor - Initial thought was smooth porter, nice balance of the sweet chocolate malt and hops. I also liked the nutty flavor, almost tasted like almonds or macadamia nuts. Palate - medium bodied with average carbonation. Finish is kinda bitter and has this burnt coffee taste right at the end! Overall - Not a top 5 Porter but still a good showing. Great flavor but finish ruined it a bit for me!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Mushroom, a touch of roast coffee, barley soup aroma. Very dark brown pour, not quite black. Full, fizzy, with shroom, a little coffee, earth, bark. Decently complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
On tap at the Kona Brew Pub on Oahu. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, vey light coffee and light vanilla cream. Tastes of roasted coffee, and chocolate. Lacing left on the glass. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6068) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Had on tap at the Kona brewpub after a tour of the place while vacationing in Hawaii. Not bad at all, and if I remember right, the waiter had a cool story to tell us about black sand.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wagney (2) - Hawaii, USA - MAR 20, 2009 does not count
I liked this Porter, and hey at happy hour only $3.00 a pint...went down with a nice pork sandwich with a light BBQ sauce made with the porter...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2009
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009 On tap at Kona Koko Marina. Pours almost black with a decent tan head. Mostly roasted malt in the nose, with hints of chocolate and coffee coming through a little more in the taste. Mouthfeel is not bad. Nice bitter coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2009
On tap at Koko Marina. Poured a dark brown with a one finger brown head. Aroma was of roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes. Flavor was burned malt with chocolate and coffee, and a bitter finish. The mouthfeel wasn’t very creamy, which would have added a lot to the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (2991) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2008
From the tap poured a dark brown/black color with a small head. Flavor of toatsed malt with a lingering finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7646) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Tap. Dark chocolate malt and ash aroma. Dark brown color with thin, long lasting tan head. Strong mocha malt and ash flavor with moderate hops finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 13, 2008
On tap, Koko Marina Brewpub. Pours a charcoal-brown with a tan head. Smells of ash, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavor is ashy, dry, baker’s chocolate, and some coffee. Pretty nice blend. Not as creamy or complex as I would like, but certainly a nice brew. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Surprisingly easy to drink given the darkness of this porter. Maybe its is flavorful hops?


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