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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13879) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2217) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5120) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
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 roastiness, coffee, and chocolate. Lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Had this on draft at the brewery in Kona, HI. Dark brown pour with an off white, head, the taste is roasty and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1187) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Sampled on tap at the brewery in Kona, Hawaii. A black, dark color with a slight ruby red tint, and a small, short, white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with some roasty malt. Taste is mostly sweet, some coffee tones too. The beer has a wet and thin body with low carbonation and some tingle on the tongue; slight dryness and bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Draft at the brewery in company of alohac and fordest. Good times. Deep dark chocolate flavors with hint of hops and coffee. Verly little alcohol presence. Nothing to exciting but pretty good.

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