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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Pours a black--almost plum-purple color with a head that spreads thinnly into a film of various sized bubbles. Light roast aroma and an easy roasted flavor. A medium to light bodied porter that is an easy drink and is well balanced with pleasant though subtle flavoring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2003
I love porters, but i wasn't horribly impressed with full sail's offering here. I'd buy it again, but only if McTarnahan's Blackwatch and Deschutes' Black Butte weren't available.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Clear dark-mahogany with minimal beige head. Aroma is quite roasty, malty, some chocolate. Taste is bland and watery, finishing with a hint of roastiness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Roast in the nose. Bland. Quite mild flavor. Thin body. Unfortunately not very impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2003
I swear they are trying to bring back the imperial porter in this beer. A very strong and robust porter, with a huge taste. I could drink a lot of this and not get bored. Thanks Full Sail!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2003
It tasted burnt, but not overly so. Not balanced. Bitter. Chocolate and caramel are there, but not slap-me-in-the-mouth good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Creamy chocolate. Not bad, but very focused on these two aspects. Subtle hop bitterness slowly builds to a transcendent epiphany of bitterness. Very caramelly with a balance of coffee bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2003
Pours dark, with a light tan head. Nicely done. The flavors in this beer are very subtle, roasted malt, chocolate, even a bit of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2003
Very dark in color with a thick foamy head. Classic roasty flavor, with light hints of chocolate, makes it go down slowly. Decent all around porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2003
The Half Pipe Porter has a standard roasty chocolate aroma. The hops come out in the flavor and chocolate malt flavor coats the mouth. Mild carbonation and a small tan head with mild lace. This is a respectable offering from Full Sail and it's keeping me warm on this windy rainy evening. There is nothing like a beer to calm the aching soul.


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