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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Pours a perfect ebony color with a smaller light tan head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is very sweet and roasty with a faint hint of coffee and chocolate. Taste starts nice and sweet and ends with a mildly bitter finish, roasted flavors come through and a slight coffee aftertaste was left behind. There was also a faint hint of almond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Ruby brown, it looks pretty clear. Candy-like aroma (not in a bad way), fizzy, wussy, but OK as a lawn-mower porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Bottle. Dark brown color with a laced brown head. A toasted malt flavor with some chocolate. Fairly thin and leaves a resin in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
I was immediately turned off by the snow boarders on the label, but I can't resist the chance to sample another porter, so pour I did. Very luxurious brown color with glimpses of cherry and rosewood under a thin but still lace-worthy head. About what I hope a porter will look like. Aroma is smokey, roasted, and deep, like driving by a Nestle factory, very enjoyable. First taste is complex for a porter with seemingly multiple levels of smokiness interspersed with appropriate bitterness for the style. But then it gets sour, like the subtle taste of almost spoiled milk in coffee. Actually, the beer dissipates to watery blah before you can swallow it. What a let down, but not totally shocking coming from Full Sail. They should have put more effort into the beer, and less into marketing research on the new labels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2003
The beer pours a deep brown, with the head portly in size, the texture spumous, and as it erodes leaves behind a glutinous sheet of lace to cover the glass. Lightly toasted grain, caramel sweet, and just the slightest hint of the hops make this a quite sniffable beer. Front is richly malt, light bitter chocolate sweet, the top middling in feel, with the finish stingingly acidic, the hops pleasing to the palate. Aftertaste quite dry, slightly bitter and a very satisfying beer to the palate, oh hell why not to the whole drinker, I’m feeling generous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Detected a roasty nut aroma. Black body with small tan head. Flavor had some light chocolate malt taste to it. Smooth easy drinking porter.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2003
A little less black then "really black". Head was light tan and faded quickly faded. Nose was the same dirty ashtray that I get from all porters. About what I expected. A bit thin on the tongue. Boring. Body began to emerge as it warmed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2003
I bought this in a 12 oz "single" usual brown long necked bottle of Full Sail..but an unusual modern simpler label which i liked. The appearance of this beer is aof a dark treacle..almost black cold coffee..very small head which does leave a slight lace down the glass. Smell was not the greatest I have smelt in a porter..i found it a bit metallic. Taste was very nice..after being dissapointed by the smell i was surprised the tase was nice a little bitter but not too much...nice sweet toffee after taste. G sn good on the mouth could use a little less carbonation (IMO). Over all a nice Porter but nothing like Taddy!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Dark reddish-brown body. Aroma is all chocolate and the flavor is chocolate and some roast. Some mild acidity and not much bitterness. A boring porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Dark brown with ruby highlights in color and large off-white head.Roasted aroma and flavor with touches of sweet malt.

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