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RATINGS: 1016   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 Hawaiiís Big Island, lending a unique roasted aroma and flavor. A delicate blend of hops rounds out this palate-pleasing brew.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor is coffee, sugar, chocolate, and roasted malt. Thin body. Thanks tio footbalm for this one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Tried this on tap and also from the bottle. The beer is decent both ways, but not memorable. Near pitch black pour with nice retention on the tan head. Aroma and flavor are both faint until the beer warms from fridge temp. Then the coffee bean and cocoa comes to the front of the palate. Aroma is still weak though. Could have used some roast. Coffee doesnít balance well and is overpowering.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (2817) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Not a great porter. I got this from Liquid Solutions so I have to wonder if this was sitting for a while. The aroma was average. There was some coffee and roasted malt present, but not big. The pour was disappointing. A flat thin black with no head. Taste was thin and a bit watery. No carbonation with only aftertaste of bitter coffee. As it warms, there is some roasted malt that fills the mouth but it is very distant. Blah.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2008
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a balsa head. Nose is coffee and cocoa. Medium body, milky, with mild carb. Taste is coffee beans and chocolate. Finish a bit vegetal. Coffee is nicely featured. A bit sweet but very drinkable.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 2, 2008
Youíve got to be kidding me. 12 oz bottle purchased at ABC store in Waikiki, Oahu. Pours a thin black with a smallish off-white head. Aroma is all coffee and slight chocolate. Taste is thin, watery, bitter coffee, sour. I donít taste any malts or other components of a beer. Coffee, old and acrid. Nothing to enjoy here. I have 1 more bottle so Iíll give a second try to this. But after that first one, I really donít want to.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of a trade from a while ago. Thanks! Pours a dark, clear chocolate-brown color; fizzy light-tan head with decent retention and medium-bubbled lacing. Lots of watery coffee grounds in the aroma; not much else. Medium mouthfeel: slightly watery body, mixed with decently roasted coffee grounds (though still a bit green / vegetal), roasted malts, and just a touch of chocolate, though not enough of the latter two to add any fullness or potent creaminess to the palate; wet coffee, with a bit of porter. Medium finish: dough, roasted malts, and chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Lots of coffee in tha aroma. Thin and weak malt punctuated by a smooth, lightly roasted coffee flavor but is a little too sour with a weird spice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle from someone. Deep brown, filtered pour with little head. Aroma is light chocolate, heavy roast, a milky body. Has a touch of sweetness in the flavor. Decent enough, but a little too sweet, with carbonation a bit too fizzy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle: Courtesy beerlando. Pours a deep brown color with no head. Has a very smooth and pleasant coffee aroma contrary to some brews that have an almost burnt coffee aroma. Chocolate and roasted malts are also there. Although itís somewhat lacking in body, this makes up for it in the taste. Fine coffee-based flavor also contains notes of mild dark chocolate and malt. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (5828) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2008 Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin light brown head. The aroma is totally coffee, but not strong. The flavor is mostly a rich dark coffee with some bitterness. Really so much like a good coffee that they should sell this at Starbucks. Iím more of a tea drinker, but still this was good.


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