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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A full-bodied, robust Porter with a rich chocolaty and roasted flavor. Named after the aggressive surf break just up the road from the bnrewery, this beer is not for the light-hearted beer drinker, but is a sure delight for any dark beer fan.

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3.8
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Pours a near black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and coffee aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a chocolate and roasted malt finish.

3.3
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 31, 2015
Draft. Deep mahogany hue with a light khaki head. The aroma’s packed with roasted peanuts, plus a little light roast coffee and toast. This is mostly replicated in the flavor, though not as clearly, with an added bit of dark chocolate and toast at the finish. Bitterness is pretty mild; carbonation is soft and fizzy; body is silky but light for a porter.

3.5
kaser (6364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Black with fluffy and sticky off white head. Rich oil malty aroma. Taste is cocoa, coffee, malty, earthy - a little cream. A full flavored and solid porter. Poured from draft at Kauai Island Brewing tap room, part of a flight.

2.9
Carlisle (781) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Draft at Kauai Brewing in Kauai, Hawaii. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
Ernest (7744) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa powder, toasted grain), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Simple but drinkable rendition. Across the board, everything at this brewery is very generic and by-the-numbers.

3.8
larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
On tap at the brewery, dark brown with a good sized tan head. Malty roasty nose, with a hint of chocolate. Low alcohol for a porter, but a full bodied beer with a great taste. Very drinkable.

3.4
DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap @ the brewpub in Port Allen, Kauai, Hawaii. Dark brown, copper highlights. Roasty aroma, chocolate, light coffee, roasty bitterness. Lighter body, but full-flavoured.

3.1
bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Dark brown almost black pour. Aroma is roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes. Flavor is the same with a nice level of roast. Medium bodied and smooth. Very drinkable, but a little thin and plain for my tastes.

3.4
adamah (214) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 Chocolate and a lot of roasty character comes through on the nose. Thick black and almost no head. Dry, bitter and a little sweet at the end. Overall not to bad.

3.6
dfinney23 (3394) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
A very good porter with lots of chocolate and some toast and spice. If we’d made it by earlier in our trip I’d have been tempted to pick up a growler.


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