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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Half Pipe Porter is brewed in the Brown Porter style. The beer is a flawless balance of caramel and chocolate malt flavors with a touch of Mt. Hood hops for perfect drinkability.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3386) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2004
Very dark ruby hints with a foamy beige head out of the 12 oz. bottle. Faint grain nose. Sweet caramel malt flavors with some hints of something roasted. Not complex but very drinkable. Thanks to tannertavernboys for the bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2004
Bottle: pours dark brown with head diminishing too quickly for my tastes. Thin mouthfeel, could pass for a swartz. As long as the price is decent it is worth while as a session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craven5000 (98) - Westville, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2004
Easy tan head. Dark body with hints of red. It was smooth and felt fuller in the mouth but light. It wasn’t thin. Weaker flavors noticed as chocolate(not dark) and coffee. Sweetish. Finish was slightly bitter, a bit dry and light coffee. Easy to drink and simple. Worth having another one at a later date.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (585) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2004
This was a gift from my brother-in-law stationed in Seattle WA, Air Force. Deep ruby black. No head but it would be a nice tan. Smells sweet like oatmeal, perhaps some raisin/prune, malt, chocolate. Bitter and very dry, some coffee flavor, nice and smooth. Nice microbrew, and a good porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2004
Draught: Nutty brown color with a light brown head. Aroma has a hint of coffee and some bitter nutty malts. Thin palate and a strange lactic sourness. The least of the offerings on tap at the Full Sail tasting room.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2004
Medium brown hue with reddish highlights that produced a fading creamy tan head and very good lace. The aroma hints of zesty and dusty yeast esters, bittersweet chocolate, burnt malts, lactic tones, and coffee. The taste has a major sour component which detracts from the malt roast flavors. Was able to detect some mocha, coffee, nutty characteristics; as well as a noticeable bitterness. The finish is coffee and chalky smoke. The mouthfeel is very thin and fizzy. A below average porter. Too much hops and sourness. Good a bottle from both Eric and Joe, thanks guys.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 24, 2004
bottle-nothing here to write home about. pours a deep deep red color almost black. small head that didn't last long. roasted chocolate aroma-somewhat carboardy and stale. palate was sweet, chocolate and slightly sour. I must try the imperial porter from them

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Dark brown color with red highlights and a medium off-white head. Very faint sweet and sour aroma. Mild coffee, malt, floral, and citrus hops flavors. Not great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Dark brown color with ruby highlights and a medium off-white head. The aroma was faint...some coffee...mildly sweet. The flavor had some coffee, cocoa, and a little citrusy hops. Thin, fizzy feel. Below average porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
95% opaque, black with a lasting ring of head. Roasted aroma. Rich, smooth flavors, but not exceptional in a city of some great porters. (on tap, Full Sail Pilsner Room, Portland)


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