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Bigger Smokey P - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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82
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-22-2013)
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Reviews by Chaney:
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed this one in Naperville while I was there over the holidays.

Served in a "Game of Thrones" snifter.

A: Poured a deep, dark, black color with a hint of brown, with a head that reminded me of a dusting on top of a truffle.

S: Smelled similar to it's little sister, only with less smoke. While this was good, it wasn't very potent or unique…… just a nice vat of sugary, caramel goodness.

T: This one actually has LESS flavor than "Big Smokey P." Disappointing. Seriously, it tasted pretty much the same except for the subdued smokiness and more intense booziness.

M: Same as "Big Smokey P," which I had right before this. Good, chewy, maybe even a tinge more so than the aforementioned. Gotta give it credit for that.

O: Only 0.5% ABV higher than its little sister, but not really worth ones sobriety to my mind. Good, but I was expecting better.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 05:04:30 | More by Chaney
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-20-2014 03:01:47 | More by KAF
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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

03-28-2014 16:25:31 | More by Wreidy
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Highland Park Binny's. Served in a Beyond the Brew taster glass.

A - Dark tan foam settles to nothing. Oily dark brown body with some ruby-brown transparency when held to the light.

S - Not overly smoked, and what's there is sweet ham and chicory mingled with dark malts, fudge, caramel, molasses, and nebulous fruits. Alcohol is pretty well concealed, and there's good punch to the aroma.

T - Taste is pretty similar, with a bit more chocolate cake, vanilla, biscuit, and coffee while showing a bit less overt smokiness. Again, minimal alcohol and plenty of flavor. I expected more smoke from the name but as an Imperial Porter it's pretty enjoyable.

M - Medium-full body, oily, with some smokey grit to it. A bit of warming late, but nothing to suggest the listed 11%. Very low carbonation; could use a tiny bit more to offset the intense lingering stickiness. I felt as if I'd been eating maple syrup afterward.

D - Nothing mind-blowing here; just a big(ger) smokey, malty, porter. Well-made, with no glaring flaws. Surprised by the lower reviews here. Would make a good barrel-aging candidate, which I presume is what Pipeworks intended.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 01:07:33 | More by MasterSki
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-15-2014 04:06:56 | More by jschott75
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BSuter

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-17-2014 19:26:22 | More by BSuter
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

02-15-2014 03:42:10 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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egrace84

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-30-2014 02:04:01 | More by egrace84
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TATURBO

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Duff27

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-30-2014 00:40:41 | More by Duff27
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-28-2014 15:34:06 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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BeStoutMyHeart

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-12-2014 15:15:18 | More by BeStoutMyHeart
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown near black in color with little light making it through the beer and a almost non existent thin film of a head.

Smell has some great smokey porter aromas. Rich malt with hints of coffee is followed by a great woody smoke that does not overpower the malt at all.

Taste follows the nose with a rich sweet caramel and toffee malt that blends with an equally bold smoke flavor the persists through the entirety of the sip.

Mouthfeel is closer to a stout in consistency. Rich thick body makes it smooth and a great winter sipping beer. Very little carbonation present.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 02:00:20 | More by Fcolle2
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a medium bodied thickness. Dark brown color out of the bottle but sits black in the glass. Light head on the pour and was only present on the edges of the glass while drinking. No active carbonation in glass while drinking.

Smell: Pretty much what you would expect. A strong smokey aroma with a huge presence of roasted malt. Heavy burnt coffee grounds, some light vanilla, and dark bitter chocolate come through in the body.

Taste: Charred oak, smooth chocolate, and vanilla greet that palate. The smokey malt begins to pick up in the body of this brew and continues to escalate throughout and long into the aftertaste. Creamy waves of palate suffocating malt just continue to come. Much different then I expected from the aroma but very good.

Mouthfeel: Heavy malt takes a toll on the palate. Very drinkable for what it is and no hint of the 11% abv is picked up.

Overall: Not nearly as complex as I imagined it would be. Big malt character that keeps coming but does not really challenge the palate, just punish it. Smokiness is kept pretty well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 04:59:40 | More by KFBR392
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Illinois

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Bigger Smokey P from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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