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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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2003
I'm always anxious when a brewery as well-rounded as Full Sail puts out a new beer, buit this fell a bit short. Truly malty for a porter, this beer lacks the fundamental (for my standards) roastiness a beer of this style should have. It was a bit unbalanced for me, although there is a time and place for beer like this - when you want a scotch ale but all that's available are porters. Nice, but not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Smells faintly of barley malts, lookd pretty good, thick tan head, dark body, chocolate flavor, tangy pine finish with mild hops, somewhat of a thin mouthfeel, not the best porter in the area by any stretch. I do however find the mid 90's indy grab on the sixer most radical.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2003
Slight smokey aroma, mocha/caramalt flavour. Not extremely complex but it's still a good flavour. Finishes with a bold hop presence that lets you know it's definately not english.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2003
Tan, creamy head, mostly diminishing. Lots of coffee in the aroma. A little sweetness, too. As for flavor, it's mostly coffee with a little chocolate undertone, back to the coffee in the after taste. Not too much bitterness, right in the neighborhood of just right. This porter falls into style where I really like them, not too bitter, not too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Thin off white head, disappeared quickly. Deep dark body, chestnut brown. Roastey nose with hints of milk chocolate and vanilla. Slightly burnt tongue, a dry roastey barley finish. A little weak in body and complexity, but a phat session porter, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Float coffee beans on that head. Very dark brown color. Coffee flavor present, not overwelming. Average, not too bitter or too sweet. Expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (598) - 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.

   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.

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