Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured dark brownish black wtih a small tan head. Aroma of coffee (not very roasty) and chocolate. Tastes of smooth coffee, sweet chocolate, and creamy vanilla. I like a coffee porter to have more aroma and taste of coffee then what this offered. Other then that, not bad. carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2008
light black or dark dark brown with a thin lacy head. dark cocoa/coffee aroma and a flavor that’s mostly coffee. Lots of coffee. Can’t drink many of these but a great one-off. bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Pours black with a smallish head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is much the same. I really enjoyed this one. fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Dark brown, Roasted malts, coffee, creamy, vanilla, slight chocolate, Dark fruits, rich. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle. Slight dry roasted smell. Sweet iciced coffee flavor. Very dark. Small head that disappeared quickly. Not a big fan, but not horrible. Going to leave the rest of the six pack for my roomate.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
12oz bottle from BevMo Mission Valley. Aroma is roasty chocolate malts and coffee. Pours black with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is creamy and a little thin. Still a very tasty coffee porter. Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2008
Perfectly dark, the head was off-white going on gray, somewhat fleeting.
can8ianben (1538) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Freshly roasted beans, exactly what I like (and expected). Even if I don’t like coffee per se I still enjoy that good coffee house smell.
Lightly carbonated, the coffee flavors are there but do not overpower. The only slight downside is the perceptable ashy finish. Very low on the hop side, but there’s nothing wrong with that. Went really well with a vanilla washed cheese I had.
A very rich porter - usually I find them somewhat thin, but this one had enough body to almost describe it as chewy. Lots of coffee in the aroma, flavor, and finish. Dark roasting creates a very smoky and rich flavor. Little hop tone, very dark in color. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Clear dark brown with a tight tan head. Nice coffee and roasted malt aroma. Smooth and easy drinking. Rich, hearty flavors of mocha latte with dark roasted malts. Perfect balance of coffee and porter flavors here. Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Pipeline Porter has a deep brown color, with very little head retention. I couldn’t get much out of the aroma, which was very dissapointing because I was hoping at least for a thick coffee smell, but nothing. The beer tasted great though, a subtle roast flavor that combined with a coffee flavor that was a little to subtle for my tastes. I also tasted some lactic sourness in the background, not unpleasant though. I would have liked more flavor out of this beer, but perhaps it’s beauty lies in it’s subtlety, which also makes it easier to drink.