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RATINGS: 1097   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Hawaiis Big Island, lending a unique roasted aroma and flavor. A delicate blend of hops rounds out this palate-pleasing brew.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2008
I will second the earlier reviewer who said that this sucker tastes more like coffee than beer. It is cheap though and it will get the job done. Remember though, Kona, balance is the key to all things.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle, thanks J-Tiki. Pours an almost black with a thin tan head. aroma is strait up coffee. flavor is sweet coffee, then bitter and dry. Very nice for a low price beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (2220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Opaque black with a beige head. Roasted, freshly groud coffee aromas. Thick and creamy in the mouth with a beechwood smokiness, dark and delicious kona coffee. A sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
This is great espresso, er, porter. This is about as close as dumping dry stout into your morning Starbucks as you will ever get. In fact this tastes more like coffee than it does beer, to the point of novelty. Aside from the overwhelming Sanka flavor, it is just an average porter, in my opinion. Worth a try, and not bad, yet overrated and something tells me that I would be vomiting out of both ends if I had more than 2 of these.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle. The coffee is really quite nutty and earthy, very dirty and grimy even... there are some light notes of burnt almonds and vanilla, along with a earthy soil flavor that along with the light roast sort of sits on the palate and doesnt do anything or go anywhere. Instead my tongue feels bored. Slight metallic and glass flavors in the finish along with some medium to light fizziness and Im left to wonder how much better this could be... is it recipe? distance traveled? just my fickle tastes on this particular night?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a tiny head, low head retetention and lacing. Very nice aroma of roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate. Taste is roasted malts and coffee with sugar. Bitter taste with a sweet finish. Medium bodied. Quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle. Pours an off-white, medium head with a black body. Aromas of molasses, coffee, and chocolate. Full body taste with a creamy and sticky texture. Soft carbonation and long duration. Very good porter so aloha!

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ethomson (56) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Very dark pour, looks like your traditional porter. Smells outrageous, like a strong cup of Kona coffee. The taste is unlike a porter though, it really taste like a cup of joe and not a beer. I love porters but this one is way to over the top. It’s too syrupy. I love coffee inspired beers, like Guiness and Amber Bock, but wheres the malt & barley? Where’s the beer taste? All I taste is roasty coffee. If I wanna drink coffee i’ll just drink coffee. Kona brewing co. is great, but I was not impressed with the overall making of this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle in Fort Worth. Surprisingly nice and easy to drink porter. Great notes of coffe and unsweetened chocolate. Not a ’heavy’ beer at all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sthlm (1289) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2008
[Bottle] Pours fairly dark brown with a very small brown head. Very strong coffee aroma that is enjoyable, but very one dimensional. A little chocolate did show up as it warmed. Taste once again is dominated by coffee, with little else really showing up. Fairly thin, with a long, (big surprise) coffee finish. I wasn’t terribly impressed with this.


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