Barrel Aged Smoked Porter (20%) - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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3.64/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
06-06-2013 13:31:45 | More by jlindros
3.6/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
06-06-2013 02:06:26 | More by rudzud
3.84/5 rDev +0.5%
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and some light lacing. Aroma of smoky malt with light rye notes and some warming alcohol is quite nice. Taste is a great mix between some smoked malt with dry rye whisky notes which kind of help ‘’rounding the corners’’ of this beer with light roasted malt notes also perceptible. Body is about average with good carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. Quite a lot of complexity in this one with some nice balance between the barrel-aging and the smoked malt notes.
02-08-2013 20:25:12 | More by Phyl21ca
Barrel Aged Smoked Porter (20%) from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.