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RATINGS: 1067   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4668) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2008
12 oz, bottled Aug 27, 08. Opaque black with a half-inch creamy head that deposits sugary lace. Aroma of fresh roasted coffee bean, slightly tempered with some dark brown sugar. Flavor is almost overpowering coffee at first, then some light caramel and marshmallow come to the rescue, leaving a nearly-balanced coffee and charred wood aftertaste. Medium body is a little watery (in a good way), smooth and roasty-dry. This is not my favorite porter, but I give it an extra tenth on "overall" for being exactly what it set out to be: a good Kona coffee-flavored beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4381) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Dark black beer, thin tan head. Good lacing. Buttey coffee aroma. Taste is like milk, sugar and loads of good coffee, and I don’t even drink coffee. Mouthfeel starts out smooth but finishes a lttle rough. Consistency is medium/thin. Finish has a lot of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 SDFOB-2008. Draft. Smooth porter. Very good coffee flavors at the start and middle. Finish is a little off. A good drinking beer. Have had this a many times on trips to Hawaii. When on draft the beer is really nice. A great medium roast Kona coffee, roasted malts, chocolate. Medium bodied with a really creamy mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4705) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a bubbly, beige head. Smell: Coffee-scented nose with notes of dark malts, unsweetened chocolate, and a hint of dark caramel. Taste: Sweetened Breakfast Blend coffee with traces of chocolate and caramel. Not too terribly much in the way of hops or bitterness, but this serves to allow the coffee flavor to rest leisurely on the palate. Chocolate dosed coffee in the finish. Mouthfeel: Just barely medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A surprising, subtly tasty treat with a reasonably, sensible ABV. I’ll have another, please.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Pours nearly black with a ruby hue and a clingy tan head. Obvious aroma of coffee with roasted, vanilla, leather and nutty notes. A bit thin in body with cocoa and coffee flavors. A little chalky with a little DMS. A little lackluster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 12oz from Sam’s, Durham. Dark, thick pour with a substantive body and moderate head. Huge roasted malts and coffee in the nose, exactly my hopes in picking up this beer for the first time. No overpowering bitterness, but just a deep flavor that’s well suited to the abundant malting and gives this beer depth (along with a killer finish). I’ll be getting this again, for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Fairly solid brown pour, off whitish head. Coffee aromas. Coffee flavors, not overpowering. Some roast malt, medium/light bodied. Pretty straight forward, pretty good and drinkable porter. A good take on a coffee style beer usually reserved for the stouts. For a brewer that has some macro style to it’s other brews, this one is just unique enough. Not real complex, but definetely worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Perfect example of a coffee bomb. Pours dark, has a huge coffee flavor and mouthfeel, and finishes very soft. It is nice ice cold or after sitting for a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2008
bottle thanks to swalden_28. poured black with a tan head. when swirled the legs on this held to the glass. aroma of coffee and chocolate. flavor much the same just add a little dryness. i was very surprised by how good this was although i shouldnt be because kona coffee is one of my favorite coffee’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours a brownish/black – coffee colored, with a small 1/8 inch head. Smells of beautiful roasted coffee dominates the malts. First sip is pure coffee heaven. Fairly light bodied, carbonated well. If you like coffee and coffee infused beers, you will not be disappointed with this fine beer from out 50th State.

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