DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewery in Kona, with an abridged monicker of simply "Kona Coffee Imperial Stout". Nearly black, thin tan head. Rich, intense coffee aroma and flavour backed by hearty malt structure. Very tasty.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 A deep dark stout with a thin brown mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with kona coffee, vanilla, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with coffee grind, resinous quality, alcohol warmth, loads of coffee, very nice. On tap at Koko location.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at kona. Pours black with a thick beige head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate undertones. Flavor is smooth and deep Jonathan and cocoa. Best beer at the breweery! Shoots!
peteinSD (1435) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Velvety tan head on the pour. Aroma is rich coffee, soft chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste is dominated by clean, powerful coffee followed by roasted malt and subtle bitter hops on the back. Exceptionally smooth feel in the mouth. Very enjoyable coffee imperial stout - shame it’s not bottled.
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap Da Grind pours a murky black producing a moderate tan head which left little lacing. Smells of coffee of course mixed with roasted malts plus hints of semisweet chocolate. The mouth feel is good partly due to the nice carbination. Tastes closely follows the aromas but there is a somewhat disappointing metallic aftertaste. Overall, an above average imperial stout.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap at the Kona Marina Brewpub. The appearance is a deep night black with a good sized creamy light brown head. The aromas are full of rich heavy roasted dark roasted Kona coffee and rich with maltiness. The flavors are more of the same. The rich coffee with definitely on a sweeter side with some lactose sugars in there. Heavy roasted malt bill. The mouth is full bodied and nicely creamy. Great brew that I am glad to run into in HI finally.
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Kailua brewery. Listed as "Da Kine Grind." Pours black with light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste brings sweet coffee and roastiness. A bit thin for an imperial stout, though it does make it quite drinkable. A good beer, not great.
can8ianben (1423) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Happy to say that this was rating number 1000. A well deserving stout of big proportions and huge flavor. This one is like chilled coffee with a rich dark malt sweet flavor backbone. Thick, but not chewy. This is a stout that doesn’t feel too heavy. Incredibly black color with a thick head which is retained throughout. Brilliant beer.
Daytonbeer (710) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with tan head. Good lacing. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is bold, but body is weaker than expected. Nice bitter, dark chocolate taste. Plenty of hops. Overall, very nice.
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 On draught at the brewpub in Kailua, served in a snifter. The beer pours black with a medium beige head that burns away slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and malt. Rich and smooth body with a strong black coffee character accented by mildly bitter hops, toasted malt and chocolate. The finish is roasty with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Good beer all around.