Black Sand Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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

Added by stirgy on 02-21-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
7.99%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sabtos
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt brown edges, but black body, with a soft tan ring.

Smell is muted, with roasted malt, bread, and nuts.

Taste is well-roasted coffee, milk, cocoa, dark malts, molasses, and cola. Not bad at all for a porter brewed in this climate!

Soft, frothy and full-bodied.

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Photo of Eric_Standard
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

on draft at the brewpub, from notes.

black in color, but not much head. aroma is mostly chocolate. good balance in the taste, not sweet nor dry. medium bodied, could be thicker.

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Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color where sunlight passes. Small beige head which leaves many interconnected spots on the glass.

Very nice classic Porter aroma.

Lots of dark chocolate flavor up front. Semisweet cocoa flavor. The combination is elevated but the body holds up with it. It provided a counterpoint to the spicy food I ordered. The aftertaste lingers with a bit of alcohol warmth.

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Photo of jasonbayly13181
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best porters there is....period. Great notes of both chocolate and coffee. Slight vanilla hint in the end. Smooth as can be. Big downfall is that it's found in Hawaii only. If ever visiting Oahu or the Big Island, definitely visit Kona Brewing. Not only is the beer great on tap, the food is just as good.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Black Sand Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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