Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfectly dark, the head was off-white going on gray, somewhat fleeting.
Freshly roasted beans, exactly what I like (and expected). Even if I don’t like coffee per se I still enjoy that good coffee house smell.
Lightly carbonated, the coffee flavors are there but do not overpower. The only slight downside is the perceptable ashy finish. Very low on the hop side, but there’s nothing wrong with that. Went really well with a vanilla washed cheese I had.
can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very rich porter - usually I find them somewhat thin, but this one had enough body to almost describe it as chewy. Lots of coffee in the aroma, flavor, and finish. Dark roasting creates a very smoky and rich flavor. Little hop tone, very dark in color.
AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown with a tight tan head. Nice coffee and roasted malt aroma. Smooth and easy drinking. Rich, hearty flavors of mocha latte with dark roasted malts. Perfect balance of coffee and porter flavors here.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pipeline Porter has a deep brown color, with very little head retention. I couldn’t get much out of the aroma, which was very dissapointing because I was hoping at least for a thick coffee smell, but nothing. The beer tasted great though, a subtle roast flavor that combined with a coffee flavor that was a little to subtle for my tastes. I also tasted some lactic sourness in the background, not unpleasant though. I would have liked more flavor out of this beer, but perhaps it’s beauty lies in it’s subtlety, which also makes it easier to drink.
Oscbert (1067) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at West Coast Brew Fest ’08
~Pours a dark choclatey colour with small creamy off white head.
~Scent of malts and coffee.
~Nice Creamy vanilla caramel coffee flavor.
~Goes down creamy and smooth with a bitter bite.
~This is a great porter. Taste like vanilla coffee. Delicious
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. Aroma is nutty, toasty, roast, coffee, and some spicy hops. Flavor is malty, roast, nutty, coffee, and a bitter spicy finish.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub in Honolulu. Dark brown in color with a thin head that faded quickly. The nose immediately showed Kona coffee along with a dark chocolate bitterness. The palate also showed off the coffee and chocolate but was a bit thin. I was hoping for balance and richness in the midpalate.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle thanks to my SS. My first Hawaiian beer! Pours a dark red brown almost black with a thin beige head that disappears quickly. Roasted malts and chocolate in the nose. Sweet with some nuts and touch of grain. With substantial swirling a coffee bean or two is barely detectable. Carbonation is minimal. Nearly flat. Creamy roasted/chocolate/coffee flavors that meld together. Finishes with a slight spice. Ok beer. It would do better with more carbonation.
beerbill (3562) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thankfully have two 12 oz. bottles to enjoy thanks to trades with both hellbilly and SoLan. Pours a dark brown with a moderate tan head that lasted until about mid-glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of coffee and lightly roasted malt. The flavor is similar with coffee and lightly roasted malt both in equal proportion and both somewhat restrained. Strongly carbonated resulting in a fizzy mouthfeel. Much milder than a coffee stout, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fizzy brown, watery look. Some lace. Mild coffee aroma. Decent creamy body with smooth coffee throughout. Thin but not bad.