Kona Pipeline Porter

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Type: American Porter
  • Brewed by: Kona Brewing Company
  • Availability: September - March
  • Additional beer information
  • Region Available: Hawaii, Japan, Oregon, Washington
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Moderate
  • Serve at Temperature: Ice Cold
  • Container: Snifter and Tulips
  • Website: www.konabrewingco.com
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  • 33 
  • 4.4/5 
  • 05.40% 
  • 894/3686 
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Kona Brewing Company's Pipeline Porter is smooth and dark with a distinctive roasty aroma and earthy complexity from its diverse blends of premium malted barley. This celebration of malt unites with freshly roasted 100% Kona coffee grown at Cornwell Estate on Hawaii’s Big Island, lending a unique roasted aroma and flavor. A delicate blend of hops rounds out this palate-pleasing brew.

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Reviews: 4

  • Nov 19, 2011
    TheBryManOSU (2)Rank: Beer Novice
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    This beer was very unique. The color and aroma amazing. The unmistakable taste of Kona coffee is the most impressive part. I absolutely loved this beer as an after dinner treat.
  • Jul 9, 2010
    cszachman (1)Rank: Beer Novice
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    This incredibly dark beer reminds me of eating molases bread with a cup of rich dark coffee. Rich,decadent, and satisfying.

    I would pair this beer with anything you would drink coffee with (obviously), and it would pair well with grilled meats and heavier fare.

  • Dec 11, 2009
    beerwolff77 (85)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Wisconsin
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    Poured into my pint glass the beer is pure black with just a hint of brown in the edges when held to the light. Full inch of tan head recedes to leave a slippery lace that can hold the rim of the glass.

    The aroma is bitter black coffee straight out of the gate. This is followed by roasted malt, chocolate,toasted bread and pleasant smokiness.

    The flavor is pure cold black coffee. Hints of chocolate and fresh baked bread are mixed with a great smoked malt finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.

    Medium to light body. A touch thin with light carbonation.

    Overall a real nice coffee porter. I would love to settle down over a sixer of this beer.

  • Nov 6, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
    4.1
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has a bottled on date of “091009” notched on to it and I sampled it on 11-6-09.


    Appearance: It pours quite dark with a brown/black color and an average size tan head. The head hangs on well and make nice slippery lace on the glass.

    Smell: The aroma is sweet like brown sugar with some roasted and toasted notes as well. Hop notes are very light and subdued.

    Taste/Palate: Its flavor has mellow hints of brown sugar, roasted barley, burnt wood, and roasted coffee with cream. The finish comes quickly with some mellow spicy hops and solid dark roasted coffee notes fading off the tongue. It is a light to medium body porter with a creamy texture and lively carbonation.

    Notes: This is a very tasty very sweet and easy drinking stout that would make a great session beer or breakfast beer.