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 (2049) - 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 (8822) - 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.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured dark brownish black wtih a small tan head. Aroma of coffee (not very roasty) and chocolate. Tastes of smooth coffee, sweet chocolate, and creamy vanilla. I like a coffee porter to have more aroma and taste of coffee then what this offered. Other then that, not bad.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light black or dark dark brown with a thin lacy head. dark cocoa/coffee aroma and a flavor that’s mostly coffee. Lots of coffee. Can’t drink many of these but a great one-off.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a smallish head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is much the same. I really enjoyed this one.