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Kona Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout is an assertive, rich and hearty dark stout complemented by freshly roasted 100 percent Kona coffee. The stout style is a Russian Imperial stout, historically brewed strong to survive its long voyage from London to the Baltic region. Course ground dark roast 100 percent pure Kona coffee beans were added to the brew during the aging process. The beans were grown and harvested by Cornwell Estate in Holualoa. The brewers were able to watch freshly harvested beans being roasted before transporting them to the brewhouse and adding them to the batch. The beer will be served on nitrogen, giving a smooth, creamy mouth-feel that complements the roasted coffee flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10636) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 25, 2012
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxxDaddy (411) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1364) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (677) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
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.

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