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RATINGS: 1087   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Had this in Honolulu and then back on the continent. Pours a dark brown with a small, dark tan head that sticks around with some fair lacing. Aroma is ground coffee, roasted malt, unsweetened cocoa powder. Taste is a little watery upfront- sort of like seltzer water and then there is a sudden tang of ground coffee. This feels a little forced to me. Whereas great porters have subtle or powerful coffee and espresso notes, this tastes like inhaling some motel quality instant coffee grounds. Aftertaste is dry and unpleasant with a feeling like some of that ground coffee is stuck in the back of your throat. Overall tastes like that bad pre-ground coffee you find in a motel with seltzer water. Very disappointing. When I first tasted this in Hawai’i I was spellbound, but this tasting is either ruined from the long journey from the islands or I have become spoiled for porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours dark and sits black in the glass. The head is frothy and light tan. the nose is malty, lightly roasty, bitter chocolate and coffee. The flavor is smooth, mildly grainy, light roast, chocolate, smooth coffee, very little hop character. enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Poured from a 12oz bottle - a nice dark brown almost black with a tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is a nice chocolate, coffee and even a slight nuttiness. Almost reminds of opening a fresh container of coffee - but doesn’t overpower you. Nice smooth taste and very drinkable. Enjoyed this sitting in front of the fireplace listening to some good music - all went well together. I would buy another six pack of the Pipeline.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2008
This is a really enjoyable beer. I say that upon drinking the sixth of a six pack. Beer pours dark brown with a modestely retained tan colored head. Aroma is rich chocolate, coffee, and earth. Flavor follows the aroma with lots of coffee and goodness as well as some nice roasted toasty flavors. Very good accessible beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
The aroma is pleasant with coffee, toasted malt, cola, and hops. The appearance is dark brown with a thin head. The flavor is bitter and almost sour with an overcooked coffee taste. The palate is smooth and much to my liking. Overall I am not impressed with this beer save the aroma and mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Pristine Liquors in Spring Hill, FL. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, nice scent. Pours color of black coffee with almost no head. Nice flavor of black coffee. Very easy on the palate. Overall I like it alot...Im a coffee lover as well as a beer lover and this is the ultimate best of both worlds...I love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Medium dark chocolate and coffee aroma, slight hint of smoke. Color is black with a deeply hidden crimson hue, dark tan smallish soapy oily head. Chocolate syrup in coffee sweetness, solid bitter balance. Full carbonation, silky full body, smooth roasted coffee and chocolate finish. Nut just a solid Porter in its own right, but the coffee element takes this to the next level.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5342) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2008
This one pours a rich, chocolaty, opaque brown with a thick and fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma is strong and mainly of coffee with hints of unsweetened chocolate. Roast, smoky coffee taste dominates the flavor, which has a subtle undertone of chocolate. Texture is smooth, and finish leaves a flavor of mocha.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Draft at Taco Mac. Dark brown color, light brown head. This beer starts with a coffee aroma and finishes with a strong coffee taste. In between you will find roasted malt, chocolate and a nice overall richness in this porter. MMMM.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2008
bottle, dark walnut color with slight foam, aroma of espresso and caramel, taste like iced coffee and dry cocoa, good lasting finish

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