adamah (58) - - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh. The best way to describe this is a roastier guiness. It poured pitch black with a full tan head. Coffee and mild chocolate aromas abound. Its slightly sweet u front but mild bitterness lingers on the palate. Very full bodied and creamy.
boFNjackson (3574) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ their Honolulu Pub... Poured jet black with a tan head. I thought this was the weakest of the beers that I tried at the pub. Medium bodied, velvety mouthfeel. Modest roast, thin and watery in flavor. Malty with a little bit of bitterness that crept in towards the finish.
savnac (2056) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Kona pub, Oahu. Described as a Guinness type beer. Dark brown almost black with a creamy light tan head. Roasty aroma with some hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter chocolate with a dry roasty finish. Medium body with average carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Nice dry stout, clean flavor and very smooth.
shadey (1756) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Kona location on Oahu. The waiter described this as the Kona version of Guinness, but I would say it was a lot better. Definitely on the dry side of stouts with mild roast character and some light chocolate flavors. Just as easy-drinking as Guinness to be sure, but far more flavorful.
danielcurtis81 (1511) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at the Kona Marina Brewpub. The appearance is a deep dark brown black with a creamy cream head. The aromas are full of nicely roasted malts. The flavors are roasted malts, very dry. The mouth is medium bodied, creamy, and dry. A real nice dry stout.
Daytonbeer (388) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is Konaís Da Grind Coffee Stoutís little brother. Less alcohol and less hops. Even more creamy and smooth. Pours black with great, even lacing. Aroma of moderate coffee and chocolate. Taste is same, plus cream. Overall very nice.
Dogbrick (6021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2010 Sample at the brewpub in Kailua. Pours black with a medium tan head that recedes slowly. Sheet of lacing on the glass. Mocha aroma with trace hops. Medium, creamy body with flavors of milk chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. The finish is chocolatey with a roasty coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with creamy tan head and lace. Light chocolate and coffee on the nose. Chocolate, espresso, toasted malt, good malt bitter with a nice dry finish. Thin and watery but smooth with nitro. Nice beer.
puzzl (3172) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím always psyched to see a dry stout, but this was rather mediocre. It wasnít black, nor was it on nitro, which isnít a good start. Light, chalky, chickeny, quite undefined ó which is fairly usual for the style, but the key here is to get a lovely, soft complexity in your flavor and this just misses it by a mile.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Sampled at the brewery on October 1, 2009. A good coffee base with some vanilla and ash scents. Very dry. Dirty ashtray flavour with a mildly gritty texture. Good.