Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to swalden_28. poured black with a tan head. when swirled the legs on this held to the glass. aroma of coffee and chocolate. flavor much the same just add a little dryness. i was very surprised by how good this was although i shouldnt be because kona coffee is one of my favorite coffee’s.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brownish/black – coffee colored, with a small 1/8 inch head. Smells of beautiful roasted coffee dominates the malts. First sip is pure coffee heaven. Fairly light bodied, carbonated well. If you like coffee and coffee infused beers, you will not be disappointed with this fine beer from out 50th State.
jrmac (333) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a thin head for a porter. Smells of coffee, and malt. Taste is similar with faint coffee, and even fainter caramel. Good Effort
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2008 Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in McKinney, TX...Pours a clear black with ruby hue’s. Strong aroma of good coffee & chocolate. Flavor of strong coffee, some burntness & slight bitter as well....Mouthfeel is light bodied and high carbonation. Overall, a great breakfest beer....!!! I like this stuff....I loved the aroma of chocolate....I’m shocked I am rating this as high as I am...VERY good stuf, easy to drink as well.....
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours pitch black with 1 cm of thick tan head that diminishes into a thin oily layer. Aroma of espresso/coffee, very strong. Initial flavor is smokey malts. Flavor becomes a little more bitter by the end from the coffee. Aftertaste is all coffee and limited in duration. Light to medium body, limited lacing, light carbonation, and limited alcohol presence. Overall a nice coffee porter.
TEJA (2189) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botte from omhper, thanks. Short foam. Big coffey aroma that is also present in the taste but it is well balanced with bitterness and a nice body.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, Yard House Honolulu and Kona Brewpub. Pours a darkish brown, but not opaque. Aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Palate is creamy, and medium bodied. Flavor features coffee firstly, along with some dark chocolate, cream, and sweet flavors. Altogether, this beer maintains a fairly accessible sweet flavor, kind of like a Starbucks bottled coffee drink. Although this beer is not particularly unique, it is well-blended and definitely enjoyable to drink. This is one of Kona brewing’s best.
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep dark brown, modest light brown head. Huge aromas of whole coffee bean, medium roast (i.e. slight vegetal character, not entirely oily roast). Coffee dominated palate, with some sweet chocolate as well. Medium-bodied, dry finish. I love a good coffee porter, and this hits it near-perfectly.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to FlacoAlto and BeerLando, who both sent me a bonus bottle of this. Pours deep brown with a medium head. Aroma of coffee and sweet, roasted malts. Some chocolate and dusty yeast. Mostly sweet taste. Medium-light body.
ambroze (22) - Old Hickory, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My wife and I enjoyed this beer at the Kona brewery and fell in love with it.
It was a great taste with a great aroma. Nice balance of coffee and porter.
Very tasteful. We miss it dearly living in TN.