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Barrel Aged Smoked Porter (20%) - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 10
Gots: 14 | 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 Barrel Aged Smoked Porter unites wood and smoke in a natural harmony. This first barrel aged offering finds our smoked porter aged in millet, spelt, and rye whiskey barrels from our friends at Koval Distillery. Like smoking a pipe by the fireplace, the resulting blend reeks of sophistication. We hope you'll enjoy this taste of liquid refinement.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-14-2012)
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Reviews by KDawg:
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KDawg

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark black color with a small head.

The smoke is certainly there, but it's not overpowering. The smoke is backed up by aromas of malts, chocolate, toffee and a touch of whiskey.

Medium bodied with a solid feel. It's lacking a bit on the mid with notes of chocolate, smoke, and toffee.

I enjoyed this. I've yet to have the normal smoked porter, but this was pretty good. Shows the smoke and wood influences without being overbearing.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 19:41:54 | More by KDawg
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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jlindros

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3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Pours a light creamy head, thick pitch black beer.

Nose loaded with smoked malt, campfire char, light burnt roast acrid, a bit of barrel char and light whisky that is hardly detectable.

Taste stats with acrid char, smoked everything but not overpowering, little campfire and peat, slight burnt acrid char, then barrel rounding with very very light whisky and vanilla, back into tobacco, earthy, fluffy dark malts too, smoldering log. Finish is dry but a bit sweet, little syrupy, long lingering smoke campfire, touch of barrel.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, interesting beer, smoke is the dominant everything overpowering almost, char as well, whisky is barely detectable, and it's hard to finish the glass.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 13:31:45 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros. Had this in the fridge for almost a year.

A - Poured into a tulip a nice dark brown hue with a thin mocha blanket that fades to leave a thin halo.

S - Aromas of TONS of smoke here, distracting amount of smoke, the chocolate and rye whiskey are hidden by the smoke.

T - Taste is very smoky, again almost distractingly so. Light rye whiskey notes, no chocolate at all, light malt sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is slightly thin but drinkable even though it is so smoky.

O - Overall I felt this beer was too smoky for my taste, glass to try it. Very campfire.

Serving type: bottle

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Barrel Aged Smoked Porter (20%) from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.