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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Pours black from 12 oz bottle, forming little to no foamy head, aroma of chocolates, coffee beans and coconut oil. Flavour much of the same, roasted malts present along with a particular hop balance. Pretty well made, however, the draft version I had at the recent WBF in Durham NC, seemed thicker, richer and had a good size brown foamy head. All in all, delicious and easily quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Sebletitje. Pours a clear dark brown with a one finger light tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of coffee and not much else. Taste is coffee and light roasted malt. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Not very complex but I like coffee and find this beer to be quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2008
Pours black from the bottle with a fizzy brown head that quickly dissapates. Smells and tastes of sugary coffee, faint cocoa, and toasted malts. Predominantly sweet for a porter, but with a warm alcohol finish that helps distinguish it from others in the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Draft from Northern Virginia BrewFest. Pours a very dark black color with a deep tan head. Aroma is pure coffee. Flavor is, well, coffee with notes of chocolate. Not as roasty as some coffee beers can be, but this is apparently a porter and not a stout, that could explain it. Quite wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (10038) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle. Strong coffee and dark chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color - tons of bubbles clinging to side of glass. Thick dark chocolate and coffee malt flavor - light kiss of hops in the finish. Excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 1, 2008
dark brown with ruby highlights under a medium sized creamy tan head. coffee dominates the aroma. flavor is also loaded with coffee, so much in fact that this almost tastes like one of those chilled coffee drinks. not bitter(and raw) tasting like many coffee style beers. i really don’t even get anything similar to beer except carbonation. now normally if it doesnt resemble beer i would hate it but i’m just really impressed with the sweetness of the coffee and the low bitterness and absence of acidity and the sweet creamy flavor. they nailed this one. it’s just awesome. never had a coffee beer this good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8841) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2008
Pours a light black, with beige head. Aroma is malty, with lots of coffee and roastiness, some hoppy notes. Taste, light coffee / espresso just all over, from start to finish, malty, roastiness. Some grains barley/ wheat, with light hoppy presence, leaves for a nice mouthfeel and finish. Medium/low carbonation, has the signature malt / hops used in other Kona beers. An excellent porter, one of my top Kona beers. Leaves a long lasting coffee flavor in the mouth that is very pelasing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmmbeer (1375) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2008
12 oz. bottle pourd into pint glass- poured non transparent black when held to a light source, high-light carbonation of very tiny bubbles, nice tan one finger head formed but showed minimal lacing. Aroma of a dark roasted malt, brown sugar, and coffee. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt was nicely roasted, sweet coffee comes in the middle and it’s not Folgers kids (!), finish has twang of coffee remaining and is a little acidic. Now I just have to remember that this isn’t coffee because I want to crack the rest open early in the morning to wake up to!!!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2008
12 oz. single bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville, FL. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is all coffee and maybe a touch of malt. Taste is rather bodacious with a coffee and roasted malt combination. Very drinkable, not too overwhelming, a very nice porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Black beer with a pretty thick tan head. Nose is mostly coffee with a hint of chocolate and malteds candy. Whatever coffee they used in this is freakin’ tasty. A thinner bodied porter that allows the coffee addition to really shine. Easy to drink and enjoyable. Probably want more.


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