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RATINGS: 1074   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Thanks to Hellbilly for this! Not as robust as I was expecting, however this is a very sessionable porter. Hints of coffee on the nose, sweet well rounded mouthfeel, with notable coffee and chocolate flavors. a very slight bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjaxson (497) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Coffee is most noticeable in the aroma but there are less-pronounced scents of chocolate and freshly turned earth. Body is unusually light for a porter. The finish has light dryness but no bitterness. Poured from a bottle to create a respectable head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grumbo (1518) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle from the Wine Boutique in Felixstowe, and shared at the 3rd Ipswich bottle share. Pours a deep purple brown colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of blackberry, coffee, winter berries and dark fruit. Curious sweetness and no descernible bitterness. Medium body but weak texture. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish, with some light roasted coffee. Didn’t enjoy this one much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2683) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle. Moderate toasted, bread dark chocolate and strong coffee for the malt, light resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with a hint of smokiness in the background. Head is small, creamy, light tan with good slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, slick with a soft to lively carbonation and a dry finish. A solid Porter with everything in the right place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattChiasson (54) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
Out of the bottle poured a deep black, opaque, with a thin lasting tan head. I got notes of coffee, chocolate, cola, sweet roasted malt, and blackstrap molasses. No hops that I could detect, but some slight roasted malt bitterness. Surprisingly light bodied and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Pour is nice.. lite tan head floats on top of a bubbly cold cup of coffee... little lacing, but sticks around for a while. Smell is fantstic... coffee and porters go hand in hand. Smell is deep and fresh ground and fresh brewed coffee. Roasted grains are easily mistaken for the coffee and no real hops to mention. Could use a little sweetness... but oh well. Taste is the same... big rich java.. roasty grains are also all over the place... Coffee acidity is easily mistaken for a good bracing of American hops. A little watery on the mouthfeel... needs some sweetness... lactose (milk) ... or caramel malts (sugar) ... still very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Originally rated on 9/11/08. "A decent offering from the islands this pipeline. The best attribute of this beer is the aroma, pure roasted coffee bean is nice. However it doesnt translate into the flavor, the only decernable taste is of earth. Mouthfeel is good enough, smooth and easy to drink. A decent porter but i probably wont purchase it again since there are so many others out there yet to try."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1443) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2016
bottled - nice dark color. Sweet chocolatey aroma. Typical porter flavorwith some chocolate and a nice coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Nice dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of rich malts with dark, bitter sweet chocolate and a hint of coffee. The flavor is of burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnokk (476) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2016
APPEARANCE- Super dark black, amazingly large head. On carbon draft in a guiness style glass, it had 3" of foamy head, with >1 1/2" protruding over the rim. Seriously impressive! NOSE- FLAVOR- smooth malty flavor, great roastiness as the sip finishes. Very nice porter. NOTES- I wonder how it tastes with salt in the air and lava at my toes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle from Food Stop Rockville, MD. Dark brown body with thin tan head. Nose is malty, toasty, kona coffee. Taste is also nice malts, coffee galore, citrus and hop notes. Quite creamy and nice. Well done.

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