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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Pours an opaque dark brown-black, with light tan head that quickly dissipates. Some lacing of the beer, but not too viscous. Smell is of coffee, but more sweet than burnt. Beer tastes mainly of coffee, with some roasted malt in the background. Other flavors such as chocolate and caramel are also present but way in the background. It’s the coffeeness of this beer that takes center stage. Some flavor of alcohol in the aftertaste, but not too overpowering. Palate is very pleasant, with thickness appropriate for a porter. Has a creaminess with some slight accompanying effervescence. Overall, this may be one of the best coffee-based beers I’ve ever tried (and I’ve had many). Credit goes to the porter, which doesn’t have the burnt taste that can mar some coffee-flavored beers. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MGH1580 (5) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, nice coffee, & some chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate; Finish is dry with slight smoke; Quite decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3340) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2016
on tap @ Ei8ht Ball / Bellevue KY --- Aroma of toasted malt and coffee. Clear mahogany brown with a tan head cover, stripes of lace. Taste is bitter toasted malt that adds coffee on the swallow, growing to a finish that hardly needs hops. Solid, particularly at 5.3%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bebum (610) - - JAN 8, 2016
Opaque, leaves glass clean. Light body, washed out flavor, weak mouthfeel, dilute and short finish. Tart, dry. Light and simple roast flavor, weak coffee, barley candy. Pass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Almost Pitch Black Color with Shades of Red, Huge Head, Light Spotty Lacing. Lightly Toasted, Barley Aroma. Lightly Toasted, Barley, Light Coffee Notes. Semi Sweet. Body On Lighter Side. Easy Drinker. Pretty Decent. Worth A Shot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1782) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 18, 2015
Draught. Inky dark brown with small beige foamy head, coffee aroma, low carbonation, thin body, bitter roasted malt taste, long roasted finish. Very nice, but a bit on the burnt side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2606) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2015
Geruch röstig, kaffeeartig, dunkles Malz, leicht säuerlich. Startet dunkelmalzig. Mitte röstig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Abgang bitterschokoladig, röstig, kaum Süße, die eh gestört hätte. Gutes Porter - das ideale Bier während des Rasierens.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (997) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2015
(Bottle). Kona coffee aroma. Very deep brown complexion with thin tan head. True coffee flavor with a well roasted mild malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2320) - USA - DEC 10, 2015
Thanks to Dave. A mellow, quaffable coffee porter. Smooth and pleasant, with nothing out of place, but not superior.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Voodoo (499) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Pours an opaque dark brown with little to no head......aroma of dark chocolate with a hint of coffee.....taste is a touch thin, light coffee notes, a touch of wood pulp, slight bitterness, heavily carbed.

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