Kona Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout is an assertive, rich and hearty dark stout complemented by freshly roasted 100 percent Kona coffee. The stout style is a Russian Imperial stout, historically brewed strong to survive its long voyage from London to the Baltic region. Course ground dark roast 100 percent pure Kona coffee beans were added to the brew during the aging process. The beans were grown and harvested by Cornwell Estate in Holualoa. The brewers were able to watch freshly harvested beans being roasted before transporting them to the brewhouse and adding them to the batch. The beer will be served on nitrogen, giving a smooth, creamy mouth-feel that complements the roasted coffee flavor.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4876) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Deep brown with ahuge dense beige head. Cool and delicious flavor. Mostly dark roasted malt. The coffee takes a backseat, I think, unless their coffee is just that good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (1032) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Draft sampler at brewery, black beer, head faded. Aroma is coffe, dark fruit, malt. Taste is coffee, chocolate, touch of dark fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13891) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Tap. Poured black color with an average fizzy tan head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted coffee and chocolate flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5154) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2016
Inky, medium khaki head. Very nice, nutty, chickory aroma. Flavor is all coffee and was a little disappointing on the heels of the aroma. Some creosote. Mouthy. On tap, St George Island Brewfest with LuckyDog.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9537) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2016
On tap at Final Gravity. Pours Dark brown with a thick tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a rich chocolate flavor wirh a lot of coffee. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2706) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2016
Growler from Vine & Barley in Port St Lucie. Big espresso. Sweet cocoa. Caramel. This is richly roasty and quite raw. So much espresso that it is a touch peppery. 14.4

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22434) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Draft at Koko Marina. Opaque maroon brown color, massive tan head with good retention and sold lacing. Aroma of earthy coffee grounds. Taste has tons of earthy coffee, but it retains its beery characteristics and body. Nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9741) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap @ the brewery in Kona, with an abridged monicker of simply "Kona Coffee Imperial Stout". Nearly black, thin tan head. Rich, intense coffee aroma and flavour backed by hearty malt structure. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 A deep dark stout with a thin brown mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with kona coffee, vanilla, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with coffee grind, resinous quality, alcohol warmth, loads of coffee, very nice. On tap at Koko location.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 25, 2012
On tap at kona. Pours black with a thick beige head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate undertones. Flavor is smooth and deep Jonathan and cocoa. Best beer at the breweery! Shoots!


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