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RATINGS: 1023   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 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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naka (708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours almost like cola. Dark brown with a medium fizzy beige head. Aroma is tangy slightly sweet coffee. Flavor has a nice coffee flavor. Dry-ish with a smoky note. Body is smooth, but kind of flat.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisSc (253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
12 oz bottle into wine glass. Park Rapids, MN. Bottle from Sept 2012. Pours dark brown no head. Aroma is nice, coffee, dark malts, etc. slightly sweet. Weak body. Has not held up well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5899) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2014
12 oz. bottle from notes. Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts and quite a bit of kona coffee and some mocha, hints of dark chocolate, the only negative is the body is thin and comes off a bit watery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
from Drinks of the World, Bern - black beer with a chaotic and poor foam left; roasted aroma of coffee and black cherries; medium-bodied, bitter and light astringent; pretty dry and long coffeish aftertaste - well-made

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Backlog rating on 01-03-2013 (Bottle) The appearance of this beer is a medium sized tan head that is mostly lasting, red brown opaque body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth and thin. This beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer is thin bodied and does not have much character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jyrsa (97) - - SEP 28, 2014
Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Nose has coffee and hinta of bubblegum. Taste has charcoal and coffee with sugary sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Tap. Dark brown pour. Coffee, roast, dark chocolate. A lot of coffee. Lightly acidic medium body. Well balanced beer. Better coffee than many coffee brews

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1828) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-6-12- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew with a nice two finger cream head. The head was creamy and light, with it fading relatively fast to leave a great level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell. Mixed with these smells are some light coffee as well as some light dark chocolate. Taste – The taste begins of a nice smooth roasted malt flavor. There is not too much sweetness up front. As the taste moves on some light chocolate and coffee flavors accompanied by some caramel sweetness come to the tongue. More toward the end a light bitter flavor and more roast come to the tongue along with a toasted nut taste. In the end a rather dry roasted flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel begins light but creamy only to become more biting at the end as the carbonation seems to come to fruition while in your mouth. Rather interesting and fairly nice for the flavor profile of the beer. Overall – While not the most robust porter out there it was a decent more session like porter. A little more sweet flavor and body may have been better for the brew,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2014
On draught at Kona Brewing Co. Black color with tan head. Aroma is coffee beans, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste has notes similar to the aroma, but more sweet caramel notes. Good amount of coffee that is balanced well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4491) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Lots of coffee in this to be sure. Pours black without much head or lacing. Some roast. Finishes bitter. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
It pours quite dark with a brown/black color and an average size tan head. The head hangs on well and make nice slippery lace on the glass. The aroma is sweet like brown sugar with some roasted and toasted notes as well. Hop notes are very light and subdued. Its flavor has mellow hints of brown sugar, roasted barley, burnt wood, and roasted coffee with cream. The finish comes quickly with some mellow spicy hops and solid dark roasted coffee notes fading off the tongue. It is a light to medium body porter with a creamy texture and lively carbonation.


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