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RATINGS: 72   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
[At GABF 2004] A pitch black beer with a lasting beutiful brown head. The aroma is very lighlty roasted - I’m a bit disappointed in the lightness of the aroma. The flavor is sweet with hints of coffee, and a nice roasted end. The mouthfeel is very smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Draught at Kona Brewing Company - KoKo Marina Pub, 6.3% ABV
Dark brown color, with red shades, and creamy beige head. It had some aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dust. Dry mouthfeel, with strong flavor of roasted malt and some coffee, no chocolate; the bitterness seems to come from the roastiness.
More Stout than Porter, fairly brewed anyway.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12552) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
A deep dark porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, smooth fruity chocolate malt with light coconut and coffee grind. In mouth, a nice smooth bitter chocolate with good coffee notes, light and smooth. On tap at Koko location.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, toffee and light cocoa. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, toffee and light tobacco with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8940) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7602) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap @ the brewpub. Heart roast profile, bitter coffee and cocoa, dry finish witha modest bitter bite. The hops are lost somewhat in the hard roast flavours, but still a highly enjoyable porter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6220) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Draught, Kona Brewpub, HI. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Too resiny-hoppy for my liking, but ok otherwise.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6038) - 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.


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