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RATINGS: 1061   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10194) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
Black with a nice, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and weak notes of a sweetish coffee. The flavour has notes of roasted malt and weak notes of bitter coffee and sweet licorice. It’s not a very powerful porter, but quite OK. Thank you Tom/After4ever!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2925) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Pours a watery black with a thin tan head. Roasted grain and coffee aroma. Taste is roasted grain, chocolate malt and coffee. Very nice porter with lots great taste. I found it to be a great after easter dinner drink instead of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Good coffee aroma and taste, with notes of chocolate. Good balance between sweet and smoke. No head or lacing. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daddyslick (36) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Even though the bottle informs you it is made with coffee, I was not prepared for how well they blended the coffee flavor and the mild molasses-like flavor of the porter. It was pretty low bodied, which is a bit out of style for porters, but it really just increased the drinkability of this beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Lighter brown pour with small off white head. Strong aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Flavors of COFFEE, malt, and chocolate. This one is gona wake you up! A little thin for a porter, but solid overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1749) - 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.

   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 doesn’t balance well and is overpowering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (3073) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3673) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 2, 2008
You’ve 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 don’t taste any malts or other components of a beer. Coffee, old and acrid. Nothing to enjoy here. I have 1 more bottle so I’ll give a second try to this. But after that first one, I really don’t want to.

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