Saturday, December 31, 2011

Kona Brewing Company Pipeline Porter

Hello beer lovers and welcome to the final 2011 edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review. I’m going to try and get all of my winter seasonal beer reviews done early in January so there’s still time to pick some up before the spring seasonal beers get in.

Tonight’s featured beer is Kona Brewing Company Pipeline Porter. I’ve been drinking Kona Brewing Company beers for years and I always look forward to the release of their Pipeline Porter.

From the Kona Brewing Company website:” 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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a jet black with a small off-white head and thin lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, sweet malts and some chocolate.
Taste: Coffee dominates, but not too overpowering. Dark malts – roasted and chocolate - and a decent hop presence. Delicious!
Overall: Perfect combination of coffee and porter, Kona Brewing Company’s Pipeline Porter is incredible, drinkable and at 5.4% ABV sessionable. Beer for breakfast? Sure, why not!

Cheers and be safe this New Year’s Eve…see ya’ll next year!

Mark Harvey

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