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RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - OCT 3, 2008
Pours black from the bottle with a fizzy brown head that quickly dissapates. Smells and tastes of sugary coffee, faint cocoa, and toasted malts. Predominantly sweet for a porter, but with a warm alcohol finish that helps distinguish it from others in the style.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1589) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (725) - 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."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1395) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2016
bottled - nice dark color. Sweet chocolatey aroma. Typical porter flavorwith some chocolate and a nice coffee finish.

3.6
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnokk (453) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5518) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoptimusPrimed (155) - SPAIN - MAR 21, 2016
Very nice aroma of coffee. Very smooth and balanced, nice coffee flavours. Colour almost black. Carbonation at a good level

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (2074) - Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle - small foamy head, very dark brown/almost black color, moderate coffee aroma and flavor, mildly sweet, I'm not a coffee person so this is only ok for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1812) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
On tap at Hula Grill. Pours a black color with a bit of head. Strong coffee flavor. Some roasted malt. Mild hoppiness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MGH1580 (6) - - FEB 10, 2016 does not count
If you're a fan of Kona coffee, then you'll love this porter. Seasonal offering during the fall.


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