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

BA SCORE
80%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 40 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by atigerlife on 12-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,798
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
40
Liked:
32
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
15.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.49/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JISurfer
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well done Coffee Imperial Stout by Kona Brewing Company. Easily my favorite KBC beer, possibly even the best Hawaiian brewed beer that uses local coffee. You'd think that since such amazing coffee is grown and roasted here, there'd be more beers with local coffee in it, but there's not. Anyway, thick black with a thick tan head. Smell is very coffee forward with hints of chocolate roasted malts. Taste is very similar, to smell, coffee runs the show here. I find that some coffee forward beers tend to have a bitter finish on them, not this one. Extremely creamy and smooth with no bitterness at all. Amazing coffee profile, it's like a cold brewed cup of Kona Coffee. Definitely worth searching out if you are on the islands around this time. It would be great if they bottled this one.

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1.84/5  rDev -54.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color when poured into a pint glass was a clear light brown, hardly any foam. The smell of roasted malts, with light hops and a toasty coconut coffee aroma is what caught my attention. The taste was like the aroma, toasted coconut, kona coffe and mild hop flavor. Not to bitter, but, has a nice balance of sweet/bitterness on the palate. For a porter, this is tasty and would buy it again!

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Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 80% out of 100 with 40 ratings
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