strings (377) - Sydney, - MAR 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at some Mexican restaurant near Kona. Started badly, finished better. Strangely much better with Mexican food, which made it start tasting like a rich fruity pale ale.
sawbuck (504) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid amber. Aroma of sweet bread up front. Nice malty richness. Balance in bitterness does the job. Ok session beer.
Jow (2902) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Annie’s a wonderful burger joint in Kona. Amber pour unsurprisingly. Nose is caramel and malt. Tastes of malt, light caramel, some faint hop citrus, paper, and berry. Mild bodied. Smooth finish.
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Kona Brewing Co, Hawaii Kai, HI.
Clear mahogany color with a small light tan head.
Caramel sweetness, nougat, dark maltiness and sweetness in the aroma.
The flavor is sweet caramel malt, some hops, chocolate and nougat.
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benpickens (448) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with white frothy head; crystal malt up front worth nice sweet aromas on the nose and tongue
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Suitably red pour with a thin off-white head. Lots of caramel with some fruit and biscuit. Not my favorite Kona.
beertholomeus (1359) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a burnt red color with a white head. Caramel, toast, floral, biscuit and earthy aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a floral and caramel finish.
kaser (4569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red draft pour with a thin ring of white head. At Keoki's in Kauai. Malty earthy aroma. Taste is burnt flowers, some fruit, and malty. Pretty good for the style.
smroush (145) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Basically your Irish-style red. Malty without much hop presence. Pretty simple hop dominated beer. Not bad,but not too great either.
andyhwcinc (1709) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at Sensei Sushi in Honolulu, HI while enjoying my last sushi meal on the island :(. I didn’t take tasting notes, but remember this being decent. Nothing that really stood out, nice malty notes with a crisp finish and I could have had more of these easily.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a draft pour at the brewpub in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Came in the glass a clear red with an off white head. Nose of caramel malts and some fruit. Medium in body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is malts with some spice. Finish is dry and lightly bitter. Nice amber.