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RATINGS: 1069   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2007
12-4-07 bottle.
Very nice black brown color with good head. Smooth coffee smell and taste. Creamy and smooth on the tongue but not heavy at all. Just easy to drink and flavorful - a winner to me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 15, 2007
From a 12-ounce bottle, pours a clear but opaque deep mahogany color with a slight tan head. Big coffee aroma. Medium body, very creamy mouthfeel. Even dry/sweet dark malt flavor with complementing but pronounced coffee character. Nice job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2551) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Pours with a light brown, two-finger head that goes quickly to a thin layer, leaving a trace of lace. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Deep mahogany color. Nose is roasted coffee. Flavor is smooth, slight sweetness with strong coffee, clean finish. $1.99 for a 12oz bottle from Haggens Beaverton, OR.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2007
Is this a coffee-infused beer or a beer-infused coffee? I’ve had stronger coffee-ales than this but none that accord the beans this sort of prominence. Caffeine addicts, this is your beer. Alternatively, if you don’t like coffee, move along - there’s nothing for you here. This porter smells like a barista moved in next door and began grinding. It’s special. Pipeline was mahogany-coloured with a stunted head. The Hawaiian beans dominate the aroma but there’s a whiff of dark chocolate and rubber sole. Skinny frame, dull carbonation. Sour milk flavours, burnt coffee grounds and a dry, sweet finish. Lactic. Didn’t like this as much as I expected. Lacks balance IMO. (Bottle courtesy of Linc at Ecze’s 2007 Sydney RB gathering. Thanks to both.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11311) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. This Porter is a deep dark brown color with a medium thin tan head that has decent retention. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee and hops, plus some roasted grain. Medium body with a nice coffee character. Roasted malt, hops and chocolate flavors are all present. The finish is maintains the coffee flavoring with some burnt malt and leaves a lingering hops aftertaste. This beer is pretty solid all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JLHop (12) - USA - DEC 9, 2007
Strong coffee taste, overwhelms the Porter. This is what I imagine the coffee filter tastes like. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (712) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 8, 2007
12 oz. bottle from the ’Three Bears Alaska’ store in Butte, Montana. Nice dark coffee taste. Very dark, smooth, and yet I can almost pretend that this just a regular porter. I will have this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a condensed tan colored head. The foam settles to a thin film with a tiny edge pretty quickly, with virtually no lacing noted. The aroma is primarily all coffee and toasted caramel, with the faintest little bit of molasses sweetness. Likewise, the flavor is pretty straightforward. Coffee, caramel, and a touch of cola are pretty much the only discernible components. The mouthfeel is thin for the style, making it easily drinkable yet also lacking substance. Finishes short and roasty, fading quickly to a clean ending. Decent coffee porter, but lacking too much on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
bottled. i agree with most of the other reviews in that it pours nice and dark with a small tan head. Texture is very smooth. Flavor is roasted toffee and espresso. Not over the top at all. Easy drinking porter with a low alcohol conent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2584) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle from Las Vegas.
Pours Pours black with ruby edges and a nice foamy tan head. Smell is cream and coffee all the way. Very espresso like and very noticeable, but not over the top. Taste is smooth, roasty, creamy and coffee with no burnt, charred or acidic notes from the coffee. Could be a slight bit thicker but as is, it is a very nice drinkable porter. Very balanced and one of the nicer coffee beers I’ve had.

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