ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 Has an amber-blackish color. Solid. It’s smell? Like coffee beans. Tastes like a spicy coffee... oh, is THAT what Kona is? Great idea for a beer. Straight up Kona! Tastes just like coffee beans - not coffee - coffee BEANS. A little strong in flavor at first, but wears on you nicely.Bites on the palate. Medium body. Goes down well, especially after drinking a bit.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Smells of sweet malt, and coffee. Tastes watery with some sweet malt and touches of coffee. Not much of anything going on here.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a medium tan head. Coffee aroma and a deep roasted coffee taste, very malty. Nice Kona tang. Very enjoyable.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Kristine: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma, coffee, chocolate, nice roasted notes, some fruits. Flavor, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, an earthy/roasty bitterness. Pretty solid.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black body, small tan head, roasty nose. Intense flavors, overly burnt, somewhat sweet.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black color with a thick brown head. Aroma has a mild roast and strong sweet presence. Flavor is a nice balance of chocolate and coffee. Seems a little light for a porter, but not bad.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 This one is all about the coffee. Pours a thin rootbeer color with a light head. Nose is malty and roasty, flavor is heavilly coffee. Not bad, but you better like coffe if you want this one. RE-RATE had on tap at Mission Pizza, and totally different experience. Very plum and summer fruit forward with some toasted malt influence. The finish was a bit dry, but the sweetness hung around a while.
Hopdup (70) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 On tap for $2.00, bargain. Pours like a brown ale, with a thin head. Smell of raosted coffee, The tast of roasted malt and coffee, A little watery for a porter.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours deep dark brown with weak head. I get faint roastiness in the nose as well as mild musty leather oxidation and a faint coffee note. Meek aroma really. The taste has a well blended coffee and roasted malts before mild oxidation disrupts the experience a bit. The taste ends mildly roasty and with smooth mild coffee.
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Burger Bar, Mandalay Bay - Las Vegas. Pours dark brown, almost black with clear ruby edges and a tight beige head. Light coffee, earth and light roast in the nose. Smooth dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, a perceived hint of mint, pleasant caramel sweetness, moderate balancing hop character. Medium/light bodied with moderate, somewhat lively fine-beaded carbonation. Nice.