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 (2984) - 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 (1601) - 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 (7080) - 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 (1333) - 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 (2127) - 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.