Pipeline Porter - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by blakesell:
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to Dennis for importing beers from Texas to me. Poured from the 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.
Appearance- Beer pours a ruby brown black with crystal clarity shining warm red hues. A thin finger and a half of pearl cream colored foam rises then falls to a light murk across the top of the grog. Lacing is ample and sticks to the glass thickly.
Smell- Kona coffee and roasted malts are quick to greet the nose, a solid light hopping and a light salty scent like seaweed. This is a pretty damn good smelling porter.
Taste- Lightly vegetal, but doesn't detract from the coffee and porter flavors. Balanced roasted malts and a lighter Kona flavor. Hops are present and not overly bittering. Pleasant and smooth, not overly tongue coating.
Mouthfeel- Lightly bitter, low in carbonation, medium bodied, and creamy.
Drinkability- This is quite the drinkable porter, I would love to have it again and I get to as I've got a six pack of the stuff. I could do this any day.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2009 22:00:55 | More by blakesell
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3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
pours out an opaque black colour with a creamy looking thin head. wispy lace. aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and nougat. the taste pretty much follows suit, with bitter black malts and coffee dominating the flavour profile. the combination of these throws off lots of residual choco notes. there is a hoppy aspect to this porter that seems reasonable and appropriate. a light bitter finish and lingering coffee flavour round things out. classic porter body and acrid mouthfeel. nice drinkability, seems to hit the spot on a rainy June evening.
overall a tasty coffee infused porter, striking a balance between malts and java. i definitely will revisit this in the winter months. recommended.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 22:22:38 | More by budgood1
Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,520 ratings.