cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
black color, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, pine, flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, bitter coffee, chalk, charcoal, pine, very thin body, nothing exciting
Quick3Beers (451) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep dark brown from a bottle. Surprisingly, the nose is full of roasted coffee. Flavor is similar, some chocolate malt. Quite thin in the mouth. Okay beer.
N3lson1 (601) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank as a sampler at a big brew fest. Pours black has a bit of a chile flavor too it good breew.
Johnstledger8 (301) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a mostly fading coffee brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, nuts. Taste also of coffee and dark chocolate, hints of sweet caramel on the finish. Light, smooth oily mouthfeel. Soft to medium carbonation.
katrinaez (702) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly chocolate and a small coffee flavor. The Porter side is better, a lighter version of some of the heavy ones or there.
Jabah (227) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I only tried this once at a 4th of July party...traded a friend one of my Wailua’s for a Pipeline. After the sample, I wanted to buy a 6-pack for further review as I liked it a lot for a porter. Maybe a little bit too much coffee flavor for my preference, but that is the theme they were going with. Other flavors of malts, little bit of hops but nothing on the overly bitter end. Actually very well balanced between the sweets and hops. Very dark brown, near black color with medium carbonation but a light head. Almost a year later and still haven’t bought that 6-pack, but sooner or later I will.
smcolw (601) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown but light does pass through. Small head, but it leaves a pleasant interweave of lace after each sip.
Chalky coffee nose with a background spice similar to oregano. Very dry.
The flavor is strong (read: harsh) on the black patent malt, meaning strong black coffee taste. There’s no sweetness or creaminess. The aftertaste is short lived. Good body that fits the style.
CuzImHoppy (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of Kona’s best "seasonal" beers. Pours dark and with a brown head. If you like coffee you will love this beer. medium bitterness with a lighter aftertaste.
smroush (142) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small light brown head; the beer itself is very dark brown.
Aromas of roasted coffee; hops are quite subdued.
Medium to full body; slightly oily texture; average to lively carbonation.
Finish is average to long with coffee bitterness and flavors. Moderate sweetness and acidity.
Overall I really like the coffee flavors, though the beer per se is just a tad on the thin side.
kirk36 (174) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The coffee forward taste is there. Dark roast forward. Not unique. Straight forward coffee. Bitter melts away quickly. Sour left.
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Mark_Eck (1271) - - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Aroma and taste are coffee, some roasted malts, and chocolate.