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RATINGS: 1067   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Pours translucent mahogany from the bottle with a thin off white head that leaves no lacing in the glass. Aroma is almost nonexistent, maybe some cola in there but not much. Medium carbonation on the tongue with a heavy dark roasted malt flavor. Backend has a coffee aftertaste. Nice porter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1520) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle. A- Black coffee. A- Black color, black liquid, tan head. T- Watery coffee, cocoa, roasty, slightly dry. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- Not near as much coffee as I thought there would be. Very roasty and a tad watery. It’s not bad, but in my opinion it’s not where it should be. I loved Koko Brown and thought this would be a step up. It’s the other way around. Good beer but some fine tuning and more coffee would make it great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2853) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Aroma of toasted malt and coffee, possibly a hint of chocolate. Dark, nearly opaque, brown color with a vigorous tan head. Starts with smooth coffee, swishing shows medium mouthfeel. Some bitterness rises along with toast. If there’s chocolate, it’s pretty submerged in the malt and coffee. Really different porter

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Draught at the Kona Brewing Co, Hawaii Kai, HI. Dark reddish brown color with a small creamy tan head. Roasted malt, ashy dryness and coffee in the aroma. The flavor is pure coffee... and some dark roasted malt. Can't get much more out of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (565) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is roasted malts with cocoa/coffee. Appearance is dark brown with small head. Taste is mild combination of sweet cocoa and roasted coffee bitterness. Palate is light bodied with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty mellow beer. Not knock your socks off but a chill, relaxing, smooth, slow porter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quick3Beers (809) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown from a bottle. Surprisingly, the nose is full of roasted coffee. Flavor is similar, some chocolate malt. Quite thin in the mouth. Okay beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
N3lson1 (898) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Drank as a sampler at a big brew fest. Pours black has a bit of a chile flavor too it good breew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnstledger8 (652) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a mostly fading coffee brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, nuts. Taste also of coffee and dark chocolate, hints of sweet caramel on the finish. Light, smooth oily mouthfeel. Soft to medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1152) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
Slightly chocolate and a small coffee flavor. The Porter side is better, a lighter version of some of the heavy ones or there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (345) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I only tried this once at a 4th of July party...traded a friend one of my Wailua’s for a Pipeline. After the sample, I wanted to buy a 6-pack for further review as I liked it a lot for a porter. Maybe a little bit too much coffee flavor for my preference, but that is the theme they were going with. Other flavors of malts, little bit of hops but nothing on the overly bitter end. Actually very well balanced between the sweets and hops. Very dark brown, near black color with medium carbonation but a light head. Almost a year later and still haven’t bought that 6-pack, but sooner or later I will.


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