Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Iguana on 10-11-2006

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark roast coffee. I give this some extra points for this, because that's what it touts itself as.

Smell: Wow! Coffee. Slightly sweeter coffee at at that.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Bitter coffee in the head and the finish. Even the mouthfeel has the slick coffee feel.

Overall Drinkability: Did I mention coffee?

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a rather dark brown with small one finger off-white head.

S- Full of Kona roasted coffee, like cocoa, very nice. Love the coffee taste.

T- Follows up with a full coffee taste, not roasted, more mocha-like. Malty, and full, very nice.

S- Smooth, a little high on carbpnation

Overall- Incredibly good porter, all there is to say

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was excited to try this beer, but it underwhelmed a bit. Sweet, a bit of wood taste. I liked it, but mouthfeel just felt... Off.

Compared to recent porters, this one isn't the top. I'm not picking up enough of the coffe notes and complexity. The taste was flatter than other porters. Still a good beer, but not upper echelon porter.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a dark red, with not quite a full finger of tan head, which stays decently, never fully disappearing, leaving a thin film.

S - Malty sweetness and coffee, followed by a hint of chocolate. Nothing strong to the nose, though the coffee comes on stronger as it warms.

T - Coffee up front, but not a punch in the mouth. Malty sweetness and chocolate after that, trailing off quickly to a more bitter cocoa taste. Nearly no aftertaste.

M - Thicker than some porters, but a decent amount of carbonation makes the finish dry, which contributes to the lack of aftertaste.

O - This is not a complex beer, nor does it stand out in its style. There are many other coffee porters and stouts out there that are better, but none of them I can pick up at my corner convenience store like I can a six-pack of Pipeline at QT.

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Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,908 ratings
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