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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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Photo of MattyG85
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Label bottling date of Nov 30, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brownish black with a hint of amber. Lots of rising bubbles and a big five finger tan head with good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A very nice roasty and sweet dark aroma. Dark roasted malts with big hints of chocolate and coffee beans. Also hints of burnt toast, biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, nuts, milk, and yeast. Some brown sugar sweetness. Subtle scents of earthy and floral hops. A really solid dark aroma that is rich and fairly sweet and nutty. Nice roast coffee scent.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a solid mix of sweet dark malts and roast coffee flavor. Dark roasted malts with a nice taste of dark chocolate, coffee beans, grains, biscuit, milk, toast, hazelnut, caramel, toffee, and yeast. A fair amount of sweet brown sugar mixes in with the bitter roast. Decent undertones of floral and earthy hops in the background. Nicely creamy and balanced. Very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth with a moderate slickness.

Overall: A very good Porter. More coffee forward than typical for the style which is a nice twist. Up there with the better American takes on the style.

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Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of zachary80
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Adlar2789
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jcparish88
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Perilousleigh
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Azteceinstein
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Ford
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of cyguyjg
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ToddCommish
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Louis_Toschner
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I may not be the best judge of beers, but I rather enjoyed the taste. It had a pleasant dark coffee aroma and flavor. As with many porters, It tasted better after warming to a glass. Not much of a head when poured.Nice color as well as great feeling on the palate. Practically no bitter after taste. Not as strong as others but still a great drinking beer.

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Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Bapplebaum
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of dlello2
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JimGlonke
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of SaxmanRick
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured inta a stemmed tulip glass.

A- Very dark brown-black color, opaque. A frothy British tan colored head that settles to a film.
Lava-like lacing!

S-Bittersweet coffee notes, dark roasted. A faint floral hop presence.

T-Strong coffee up front, then dark roasty malts. The malts must have been roasted to the very limit prior to 'burning'. Well done.

M- Quite light and thin for the look and taste. The good strong flavors fade fast. Slight hop tang at the end.

O- For this review, this beer is finishing the evening with a piece of 85% cocoa dark chocolate. It's a good combo.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BudweiserFan
4.69/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Date on bottle: 8-25-12

Appearance: Dark amber brown. Can't see my finger through glass.
Smell: A sweet coffee caramel with some bitterness.
Taste: Sweet. Hard to describe exactly but pleasant.
Mouthfeel: Good rich mouthfeel.
Overall this is a solid beer and I would recommend it.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Full of dark roasted malt flavor, with chocolate and coffee predominate. It’s brewed with Kona coffee, so that’s not too surprising. The lack of bitterness is a bit surprising though. Kona isn’t one of my favorite brands, but there’s nothing to complain about here.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,906 ratings
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