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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxxDaddy (415) - 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 (1489) - State College, 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 (726) - 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 (11602) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Black with fluffy tan head and lace. Chocolate and coffee dominate the nose. Coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of abv. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Creamy head with rich dark color. The flavor is mild for a RIS with lots of berry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1557) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Tap at brewpub. Pour is almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, light molasses, and a hint of coffee. Less coffee than expected. Flavor is rich roasted malt and a light roasted coffee flavor with a creamy and roasty finish. Pretty easy to drink, which is good for warm weather.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jb (2956) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Very dark, minimum lacing in a tulip glass. Espresso nose, coffee, dark chocolate, mmmm. Oily palate, with heavy coffee, a bit heavy handed, not a lot of complexity or subtlety but very nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1778) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2009
On tap at the Portland Holiday Ale festival. Colour... nearly black with no head at all. Nose... mild coffee, vanilla and marshmallow creme. Palate... essentially no CO2, rather thin bodied, but a burst of cafe au lait followed by caramel creme, toffee, vanilla and a smooth sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2009
At Kona Brewpub- 14 oz snifter. Jet black with a strong coffee aroma. This is so rich, it’s like drinking dessert. Chocolate cake, espresso, very bitter finish. Thicker than the Pipeline Porter, and a bit richer. Excellent!

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