lb4lb (2584) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Las Vegas.
Pours Pours black with ruby edges and a nice foamy tan head. Smell is cream and coffee all the way. Very espresso like and very noticeable, but not over the top. Taste is smooth, roasty, creamy and coffee with no burnt, charred or acidic notes from the coffee. Could be a slight bit thicker but as is, it is a very nice drinkable porter. Very balanced and one of the nicer coffee beers I’ve had.
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Draft- Kona Brewery, Hawaii. I’m biased with this one since I am such a big coffee lover too. Poured a minimal head, but wonderful aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste was consistent with the aromas, big flavor, cocoa and coffee together was like dessert in a glass. Well done- I need to try the coffee part with the homebrew....
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with red hints. Brown head. Aroma is sweet coffee with tiny notes of smoke. Taste is lots of coffee. Very good, an alternative to ice coffee perhaps?
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly black with dark brown head. Aroma is all coffee and chocolate. Flavor is more of the same with some maltiness, coffee, and chocolate. Smooth and creamy. This is one of the better coffee brews I’ve had.
KPMycoskie (15) - USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a 12oz bottle. Ah, a combination of my two favorite liquids. The aroma is quite pleasing, a strong but not overbearing coffee character. And the flavor is similar...the coffee does not drown out the porter grains, but adds just the right touch of richness. One of the best Hawaiian exports since Don Ho.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
muddy color with a frothy tan head. coffee bean aroma with a coffee ice cream flavor.
highibus (786) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Plaza Liquors. Deep, dark black (looks like brewed coffee with a head). Slight coffee flavor, but good balance with toasted malt. Good flavor and easily quafable.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this poured on the black side of brown with a small tan head. aroma is packed with spent coffee grounds, earthy maltiness and a bit of brown sugar. the flavor is mildly woody, earthy and spot on the right amount of coffee beans. as it warms, it picks up some lacto qualities. nice roasty acidity on the finish. coffee and chocolate linger on my palate for a while. medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel as the carbonation builds up on my tongue.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12-oz. bottle--Poured a rich and deep brown-black body with a fluffy medium whitish head. Body was crisp and robust. Big coffee flavor. Roasted and chocolaty. Earthy and dry in the finish. Decent but not spectacular.
dragonlocks (15) - Kailua, Hawaii, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very rich Kona coffee taste with sweet hints of chocolate. Not my favorite porter, not close, but enjoyable and pleasently suprising for my first hawaiian beer