Pipeline Porter - Kona Brewing Co.
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3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
06-14-2014 22:22:38 | More by budgood1
4.71/5 rDev +23.9%
I bought this at the Jewel/Osco store in Glendale Heights, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single bottle $1.67. It has a freshness date on it of Aug,13, 2013, but it doesn't say if that's a born on date or an expiration date. I'm hoping the former as this is already May of 2014.
The beer poured a really dark brown color and made a 1½-finger tan head that lasted several minutes. Lacing was decent.
The beer smelled like roasted malts and coffee.
This is an absolutely delicious porter. Lots of dark roasted malt flavors combined with caramel sweetness, 100% Kona coffee, and bittersweet dark chocolate. There is also just a touch of hop bitterness in the finish.
Smooth with a light to medium body and a medium amount of carbonation.
This has moved into my favorite beers list. I'll be going back for full 6-packs in the future.
05-28-2014 18:55:41 | More by matjack85
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
Appearance: Opaque amber, with a small tan head, which retains well, with thin, scattered lacing.
Aroma: Strong roasted coffee dominates the aroma, as well as some cocoa and a little molasses.
Taste: The taste opens with roasted coffee, Bitter cocoa, and toasted malt. As the taste progresses, the coffee carries the taste, and the cocoa and toasted malts offer support. There is also a mild undercurrent of sweetness. The taste is remarkable consistent throughout. Finishes with a lingering coffee note.
Mouth feel: Smooth, and full, with soft carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: Very solid and drinkable, well-made.
Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
05-25-2014 13:45:51 | More by Pegasus
Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,557 ratings.