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Black Sand Porter - Kona Brewing Co.

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Black Sand PorterBlack Sand Porter

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87
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black Sand Porter is a robust, full bodied porter with pronounced bittersweet chocolate flavor and aroma from the diverse variety of malt used to brew this beer. The hops balance the the maltiness of this robust and roasty ale.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: pezoids on 02-21-2004)
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atigerlife

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3.38/5  rDev -14%

Had this on tap at their Hawaii Kai restaurant.

Beautiful dark porter. Very dark. Nice creamy brown head. Nice lacing.

Smell was dark coffee with smokiness. Taste was similar. Smoky. Coffee. Dark chocolate was evident. A little too much bitter aftertaste for my liking, but many might find this perfect for an American porter.

The mouthfeel was fine. Somewhat cleansing. Overall, I thought I would like this more than I did. One glass was enough. Perhaps eating some chocolate dessert would have made this beer more impressive [though Kona's Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Stout would be a more perfect way to end the meal].

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Imbibed at the brewery pub in Kona. Arrived in a pint glass an opaque brown with a dark tan head. On the taste the milk chocolate flavor stands out up front with a chalky hoppiness finishes sweet and sour with a strong chocolate fade. Creamy mouthfeel. Great brew.

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Kona Black Sand Porter...on tap at MJ Armstrong's

Appearance-dark brown to light black, crackling lace but it isn't that large of a head.

Smell-A lot of coffee, really sweet sort of chocolate aroma as well.

Taste/Mouthfeel-sweet and a lot of coffee flavors but actually sort of light on the tongue, smooth and well rounded.

Drinkability-in spite of the alcohol really smooth and drinkable, tastes lighter than it is.

Overall-a very well made porter, hits the style well, flavorful, easy to drink. Can't ask for much more.

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Black Sand Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.