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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.6
   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 (3011) - 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 (8836) - 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 (1532) - 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 (527) - 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 (13426) - 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.


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