From Kona Brewing – Pipeline Porter is perfectly paired with hearty soups and stews, roast beef sandwiches, pot roast and mashed potatoes. It’s also a perfect beer on its own, drink it to take the chill off a windy, cold day!
Kona Brewing Co. – Pipeline Porter – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 5.3% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with no head. You can find few swirls from the top looking down, but that’s it.
Aroma: A nice mixture of freshly roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate cake.
Taste: A medium bodied, slightly acidic unsweetened cup of iced coffee. Although I have never had it, I would guess it would be a glass of iced Kona coffee. Also roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate. Finishes with roast and a slight spicy hop note.
Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied and modestly fizzy.
Overall: I really enjoy this beer. Out of all the coffee beers I have tasted, this one comes out on top for me. I really get turned off when I get a mouthful of what seems to be instant coffee or iced burnt cofffee in a coffee beer. This tastes like good hoppy porter mixed with fresh, perfectly brewed coffee.