EHSRanders (1727) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with small creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet spicy flavor. Creamy palate.
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another very good beer from Kona. Sweet and dark with a creamy texture and the roasted coffee aroma and flavor you’d expect.
tomer (1221) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, Thanks zvikar, very dark brown colour, bready aroma with notes of light roasted coffee, flavour of dark roasted coffee and charred wood. Uncomplicated but enjoyable.
a tasting, thanks zvikar, very dark brown colour, bready aeroma with light roasted coffee notes, flavour of strong roasted coffee and charred wood. Uncomplicated but quite pleasant.
mtwhitney (115) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you are going to have a coffee infused beer, this is the one to have. I am not a fan of coffe or chocolate infused brews; a good stout already has those flavors. However, this is a great beer, and the Kona Brewing brewhouse and restaurant is the best hangout on the Big Island. Seasonal. (why?)
DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks zvikar. Dark brown to black. Aroma of coffee beans, a bit "green". Roasty flavor full of coffee beans. Medium-bodied.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice, dry and drinkable porter. I don’t know if I’d pin it for having actual coffee included vs. having a roasted character just from grain choice but it does indeed have a nice, rich coffee flavor w/o being a drinking-a-cold-cup-of-coffee overkill. It has a nice creamy mouthfeel and just a touch of bitterness in the finish to keep it honest. I could drink this all day--and maybe I should.
HighlanderOne (881) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of coffee, cream, nut and soap Solid black, tan head lasts. Flavors of coffee, nut, cola, roasted malt. Feel is weak and watery. Pretty good, could be great with some work.
O11510 (9) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Biter but not in a bad way. Interesting coffee after taste. Heavy and full.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mrhoppy (867) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good funky English squares aroma. Dark woody toasty. Big time BBQ beer. Put it in the sauce. Marinate the meat and dunk in it. Rich English character. Hawaiian earth. coffee chocolate soy. Nice bitterness with a slight sweetness right after.
garthicus (2336) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Brew Dock. Appearance: Pitch black, tiny tan head. Aroma: Hoppy with a good amount of coffee, malt, chocolate and somewhat creamy, a teeny bit sour. Flavour: Nice chocolate mouthfeel at first with a very well balanced coffee flavour too, rich malty backbone with a nice mellow chocolate and coffee finish. Quite nice.