neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at the brewery, served in a shaker. Pours deep brown-black with a medium light brown nitro head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves lots of fine lace. The nose has roasted malts, herbal hops, earthiness, molasses and subtle spice. The flavour is medium sweet up front with molasses and roasted malts, but it dries out towards the end with roasted malts and earth. The finish is long, roasty and subtly hopped. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice dry stout with good malts and subtle hops. Quite true to style. 2013-08-13 jonas (7549) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Tap at the brewery. Lactic peppery aroma. Black, creamy golden lace.
Coffeeground, copper, ash, pepper, volcanic earth, herbal, dry, very dry flavor
Dark roast coffee retronasal. Very interesting, but unusual ultradry stout. No restsweetness whatsoever. Impossible to finish my small glass, sorry but this makes it a bad beer. adamah (214) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Meh. The best way to describe this is a roastier guiness. It poured pitch black with a full tan head. Coffee and mild chocolate aromas abound. Its slightly sweet u front but mild bitterness lingers on the palate. Very full bodied and creamy. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Tap @ their Honolulu Pub... Poured jet black with a tan head. I thought this was the weakest of the beers that I tried at the pub. Medium bodied, velvety mouthfeel. Modest roast, thin and watery in flavor. Malty with a little bit of bitterness that crept in towards the finish. savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2011
On tap @ Kona pub, Oahu. Described as a Guinness type beer. Dark brown almost black with a creamy light tan head. Roasty aroma with some hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter chocolate with a dry roasty finish. Medium body with average carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Nice dry stout, clean flavor and very smooth.
shadey (2125) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2011
On draft at the Kona location on Oahu. The waiter described this as the Kona version of Guinness, but I would say it was a lot better. Definitely on the dry side of stouts with mild roast character and some light chocolate flavors. Just as easy-drinking as Guinness to be sure, but far more flavorful. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Served on tap at the Kona Marina Brewpub. The appearance is a deep dark brown black with a creamy cream head. The aromas are full of nicely roasted malts. The flavors are roasted malts, very dry. The mouth is medium bodied, creamy, and dry. A real nice dry stout. Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
This is Kona’s Da Grind Coffee Stout’s little brother. Less alcohol and less hops. Even more creamy and smooth. Pours black with great, even lacing. Aroma of moderate coffee and chocolate. Taste is same, plus cream. Overall very nice. Dogbrick (12932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2010 Sample at the brewpub in Kailua. Pours black with a medium tan head that recedes slowly. Sheet of lacing on the glass. Mocha aroma with trace hops. Medium, creamy body with flavors of milk chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. The finish is chocolatey with a roasty coffee aftertaste. Above average overall. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Black pour with creamy tan head and lace. Light chocolate and coffee on the nose. Chocolate, espresso, toasted malt, good malt bitter with a nice dry finish. Thin and watery but smooth with nitro. Nice beer.