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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8103) - 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 (1529) - 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?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobaidan (517) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Pours nearly black with a medium sized brown head. Aroma is primarily roasted malt and chocolate. Moutfeel is full with some good carbonation. Flavor has more of a hop presence than the aroma, but otherwise is pretty similar. A good porter, but I perfer the Pipelline.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Decent porter here. Aroma is mostly roasted with some dark chocolate. Flavor had some acidity to it but not too harsh. Body was smooth and round.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
Near black colour. Fresh black malt nose is decadent, with rich fruits. The palate is again rich in black malts with some fruitiness. Quality brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Draft at the brewpub in Honolulu. Dark brown in color with a thin head that faded quickly. This was a very balanced porter with some chcolate, coffee, nuts and malt. This continued into a balanced midpalate that was creamy and finished smooth. I preferred this to the Pipeline Porter due to the balance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 24, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Dark brown/black body, modest aroma, but roasty, small head. Roasty flavors, typical, moderate hop bitterness, not astringent like the Pipeline Porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Draft from brew pub in kona. Pours almost black with an offwhite head, you could really smell and taste roasted malts in this one. Had a nice chocolate and coffe flavor. My favorite of the brews I had of theres

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5078) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Taster - Kona Brewing Co. - Koko Marina Pub - Honolulu, Hawaii
2008 – Great Hawaiian Beer Run
Aroma – Dark malts with lots of chocolate and hops.
Appearance – Dark Brown in color, nice head and clear.
Flavor – Deep intense flavor and the dark malts added with the chocolate and coffee flavors . This was a great beer. WOW.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, great porter texture with a dry finish.
Overall – This was a great beer had flavor to give and was everything they said. Had the coffee, chocolate and dark malts a great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
I had this beer on tap at the brewery while I was on vacation there. This beer has a dark ruby color through which very little sunlight is able to penetrate. There are very strong roasted and chocolate aromas. This is a beer that draws you in once you smell it. The flavor is heavily roasted but with good hop balance for the style. It has a medium body. Overall, this is one of my favorite Kona brews. Excellent drinkability.


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