Nische (511) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a red copper colour. Sweet caramel and earth nose, flavor is more of the same. Almost too sweet, but overall enjoyable.
rainmaker2152 (55) - - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Perhaps Kona’s best beer. Not saying much, but lavaman is approachable and enjoyable whenever the mood strikes.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Kona Brewing Company - KoKo Marina Pub, 5.5% ABV
Beautiful amber (dark) color, with creamy head. The aroma is mild, some caramel and paper. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, it has caramel flavor, some yeast character, correct bitterness.
Another beer that happens to be quite anonymous.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with lasting ivory head. Caramel, pale malt, chocolate aromas. Smooth medium body. Mild caramel, chocolate, pale malt, floral flavors-easy drinking--not bad.
DruncanVeasey (6806) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Several mugs@BarAcuda, Hanalei, Kaua’i,27/08/12. Shining red, fizzy, cold with little head. Red jelly, berries, maybe cinder toffee aroma. Tunnel-like berries, chocolate orange, bit of barrel, generic nutty hints. Bit soapy. Alright.
improvjock (313) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a reddish amber with good off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Not much in the aroma...mostly malty. Flavor has hints of cherry, sugar, and malts. Somewhat sweet, but not overly so. Well balanced.
Bcoble003 (236) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - MAY 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A wonderful red tinted beer and also smooth to drink a fine red ale to enjoy on a summer day in Hawaii.
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Castaway. Red with minimal head. Minimal aroma. Malt character greed with more sips. Fairly nondescript. Not great. Not bad. Easy to drink. This is probably a good intro to microbrews for the Bud/Miller crowd.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is slightly spicy and pepper. Flavor taste a little watery. Reminds me of a big brew in quality. Not so good
patricks110 (1554) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at the Brewpub in KONA!!! The pour is a bright amber red in the body with a thick two finger yellowish head. A hop forward nose with a nearly nonexistant caramelly malt and a bit of citrus fruit. My first taste was a bit too grainy with a lightly citrus hopped taste. An aftertaste of light bitterness and an unusual herbal note. Overall, this is an okay brew.