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.
Oscbert (1301) - Lincoln, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Sampled at West Coast Brew Fest ’08
~Pours a dark choclatey colour with small creamy off white head.
~Scent of malts and coffee.
~Nice Creamy vanilla caramel coffee flavor.
~Goes down creamy and smooth with a bitter bite.
~This is a great porter. Taste like vanilla coffee. Delicious shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. Aroma is nutty, toasty, roast, coffee, and some spicy hops. Flavor is malty, roast, nutty, coffee, and a bitter spicy finish. SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Draft at the brewpub in Honolulu. Dark brown in color with a thin head that faded quickly. The nose immediately showed Kona coffee along with a dark chocolate bitterness. The palate also showed off the coffee and chocolate but was a bit thin. I was hoping for balance and richness in the midpalate.
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
12 oz bottle thanks to my SS. My first Hawaiian beer! Pours a dark red brown almost black with a thin beige head that disappears quickly. Roasted malts and chocolate in the nose. Sweet with some nuts and touch of grain. With substantial swirling a coffee bean or two is barely detectable. Carbonation is minimal. Nearly flat. Creamy roasted/chocolate/coffee flavors that meld together. Finishes with a slight spice. Ok beer. It would do better with more carbonation. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2008
I thankfully have two 12 oz. bottles to enjoy thanks to trades with both hellbilly and SoLan. Pours a dark brown with a moderate tan head that lasted until about mid-glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of coffee and lightly roasted malt. The flavor is similar with coffee and lightly roasted malt both in equal proportion and both somewhat restrained. Strongly carbonated resulting in a fizzy mouthfeel. Much milder than a coffee stout, but enjoyable nonetheless. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2008
Fizzy brown, watery look. Some lace. Mild coffee aroma. Decent creamy body with smooth coffee throughout. Thin but not bad. Lothore (647) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Pours a very dark brown, letting a small amount of light through. A small 1.5 finger light brown head fades quickly to a little layer of foam.
S- Nose starts off with a caramely sweetness leading to coffee.
T- Taste is fairly light and coffee forward with a mettalic twang at the end.
M- A bit watery, coffee and a small amount of sweetness linger in the mouth but not in a bad way.
D- This is very drinkable but for the wrong reasons. It is a bit too bland. The mouthfeel lacks thickness to support the coffee flavor. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle sampled. Pours cola colored with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted chocolate malts, and traces all though small of hops to the nose. The flavor is coffee, roasted, dark chocolate, and finishes with some hoppy bitterness. Good brew.