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Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout - Kona Brewing Co.

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Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 25
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: atigerlife on 12-04-2005)
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Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout from Kona Brewing Co.
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