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RATINGS: 1061   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Pipeline Porter is smooth and dark with a distinctive roasty aroma and earthy complexity from its diverse blends of premium malted barley. This celebration of malt unites with freshly roasted 100% Kona coffee grown at Cornwell Estate on Hawaii’s Big Island, lending a unique roasted aroma and flavor. A delicate blend of hops rounds out this palate-pleasing brew.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2638) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle. A dark brown to black color with a brown head. A strong coffee aroma, with vanilla and chocolate that is very nice and smooth. The flavor doesn’t live up the aromatic hint. Metalic, dry, vegie, bitter coffee with milk flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2007
thanks to the beermate! Tons of coffee roasted malts, chocolate, with some vanilla. Pours a very dark brown. The flavor is dominated by roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, very smooth finish. Very light on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Beautiful dark brown pour with ruby highlights and a two finger tan head that diminished quickly. The aroma was coffee, chocolate, caramel and a tiny bit of roasted malt. Coffee and caramel dominate the sweet flavors of this porter. There isn’t much smoke or much hops to balance the beer out. Nice, but lacking something on the backside. The lack of complexity and relatively thin body dissapointed me a bit. I had fairly high expectations for this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle from AlohaC. thanks Christian. Pours a dark brown,clear but dark. There was a very distinct aroma of coffee coming from this. Kinda’ of one sided but still not a bad beer on a cold winter night.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5200) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2006
I was mildly suprised by this beer. Knowing that I’m not a big fan of kona brewing, this was actually not half bad. Nice roasty chocolate, coffee nose. Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of hops. Smooth, but thin. Not suprisingly the body is thin, which seems to be the problem with all kona brews.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4963) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2006
(Bottle) Sampled at the PNW Christmas Party at Oakes in Vancouver, December 9. Pours a tan head with an opaque body. Coffee and smoke nose. Really thin with a coffee and smoky flavour. Caramel finish. Thanks BeerPrince for sharing - I’ve now got the State of Hawaii covered..

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Flavor is a little light. I was expecting a big robust beer and it tasted a little watered down and not as complex as I was hoping for. I was kind of dissapointed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3359) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Pours a dark, dark ruby wiht a small head. There is a light fruitiness to the aroma and a bit of ashy coffee. The flavor doesn’t seem to compare and comes across as a little thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle from realale420. Black and meidum body with no head. The taste was sweet with massive coffee notes at the end. maple/ brown sugar also. Smooth but alittle too sweet. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2006
12 oz bottle from either Hi-Times or Bev-Mo I forget which. <P> Pour is solidly black and the body holds a diminishing, thumb thick mocha head that is fairly creamy looking. <P> Aroma is primarily coffee, with lesser chocolate notes and then some reserved roasted notes. It smells as you’d expect. Nothing negative or exceptional. <P> Medium bodied fore with relatively subdued coffee notes, roasted malts, chocolate, mild burnt bitterness and a dry cocoa finish. Not thin really, but not in keeping with the thicker new approach of most US porters. Very solidly enjoyable, again without being exceptional, but without any real negatives either.


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