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Smoked Porter (20%) - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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87
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pipeworks Smoked Porter is brewed with classic rauch malt and cherrywood smoked malt, totaling 20% of the grist. This first offering in our smoked series starts with a rich malt base with hints of roast, finishing with a moderate level of smoky campfire-goodness. We’ll be brewing this one with different levels of smokiness throughout the year, so we’re sure to find something with just the right amount of smoke for you!

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-23-2012)
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Michigan

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-21-2013 22:43:39 | More by kjkinsey
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-21-2013 22:42:55 | More by Texasfan549
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-11-2013 02:02:36 | More by XmnwildX12
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-22-2013 01:49:38 | More by Knapp85
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-22-2013 01:39:21 | More by jzeilinger
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MsMae42

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

10-23-2013 14:10:00 | More by MsMae42
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tsauce2

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-19-2013 12:05:31 | More by tsauce2
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-23-2013 02:14:37 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

09-12-2013 03:16:00 | More by CityofBals
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eblythe1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-11-2013 05:39:15 | More by eblythe1
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-06-2013 07:22:54 | More by danthehopslamman
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hansgruber

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-26-2013 04:50:41 | More by hansgruber
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csparace

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell (3.5) – dark woody notes. Toffee is present. Somewhat weak smell.

Appearance (3.75) – light pour into a snifter. Dark molasses brown with some light coming through the edges. No real head but has white foam around the edges. Lacing isn't really happening. Light comes through more when I've got about half a snifter.

Taste (4.50) – Smoky hickory flavor comes right to the front. Molasses, toffee, and dark caramels fill it out. The smoky flavor seams earthen and woody. Smoke might be a bit much, but I'm really diggin it. Smooth flavor profile. If you look really hard for some roasted character, its there.

Mouthfeel (4.00) – Pretty light consistency. Good carbonation levels. Lips definitely sticky afterwards. So is my arm where I spilled a drop. Smooth feel. Its there and then its gone. Probably best served a little on the colder side.

Overall (4.25) - I think this beer is really well done. Its not trying to be anything weird, but is simply a smoky porter. The smoke profile is awesome to me while not being overwhelming, but others might think its a bit much. The light consistency might be the only legitimate draw back – I wish it had more umph to it.

Batch #86

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 02:13:39 | More by csparace
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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KFBR392

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a medium bodied thickness. Creamy off white head that peaked at about two fingers and was present throughout at about one finger. Pitch black in the glass but has some dark brown accents around the edges. Simply looks outstanding.

Smell: A nutty front hits the nose right away. The smokey malt dominates the aroma though, very round and balanced. Some of the dark malts and fruit poke through. Some sweeter molasses accents leak through but again the smoke dominates.

Taste: Smokey malt hits right away. The malt cleans out toward the middle of the brew. Clean syrup and oak, charred, bark hits. Rounded sweet toffee, molasses, and malt keeps pushing through. Light sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: The voluptuous head provides a creamy feeling throughout.

Overall: A really solid porter. A still too much on the smokey side for me. There are a lot of great things going on, I wish they were a little more pronounced though.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 03:36:32 | More by KFBR392
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Illinois

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Illinois

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Illinois

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Illinois

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Smoked Porter (20%) from Pipeworks Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.