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RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2008
light black or dark dark brown with a thin lacy head. dark cocoa/coffee aroma and a flavor that’s mostly coffee. Lots of coffee. Can’t drink many of these but a great one-off.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (521) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Pours black with a smallish head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is much the same. I really enjoyed this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Dark brown, Roasted malts, coffee, creamy, vanilla, slight chocolate, Dark fruits, rich.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle. Slight dry roasted smell. Sweet iciced coffee flavor. Very dark. Small head that disappeared quickly. Not a big fan, but not horrible. Going to leave the rest of the six pack for my roomate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
12oz bottle from BevMo Mission Valley. Aroma is roasty chocolate malts and coffee. Pours black with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is creamy and a little thin. Still a very tasty coffee porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1379) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2008
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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oscbert (1088) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
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


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