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Chipotle Smoked Porter - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Chipotle Smoked PorterChipotle Smoked Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-02-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

IPx, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Florida9
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, but still moderately translucent. Forms a rather modest, very bubbly tan colored head on an aggressive pour. Head doesn't bother sticking around for too long. No lacing.

S: Aroma is quite tame. Mostly roasted malts, lots of chocolate, and just a touch of smoke. Then there is a slight vegetal, raisiny earthiness that I would likely never identify as chipotle if it were not on the label.

T: Taste is very nice, though not at all what I was expecting. Lots of chocolate, with notes of coffee and even vanilla. There is a slight earthiness and a faint bit of smoke, but the chocolate dominates to the point where I would ask if this is a chocolate porter and not a chile porter. There is a very mild spiciness on the finish, but, in terms of chipotle, it is quite weak. Reminds me of a certain Vosges chocolate bar I once ate.

M: On the lighter side of full bodied. Smooth and creamy. Mild spiciness and mild bitterness. Lower carbonation level.

O: A friend warned me about the heat that this beer brings, but I got next to nothing in terms of fiery chile out of it, though in my experience, I feel these chile beers tend to have a lot of bottle variation. None-the-less, a good beer, just not the one I was expecting.

Florida9, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Angryzen, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Lakeview Binny's. Served in a tulip during the Steampunk birthday shenanigans.

A - A finger of off-white foam settles to a near complete cap and minimal lacing. Very dark brown body.

S - Chipotles, smoke, roated malts, dark chocolate, light biscuit, toasted grains.

T - Taste is quite similar, with it's combination of chiles, dark chocolate, smoke, roasted malts and mild biscuit notes.

M - Medium body, lightly tannic, with lower carbonation, and a dry finish. Chile warmth is fairly mild but it grows a touch after a half glass.

D - Solid stuff - like this just as much as their standard smoked porter, although I could have gone for even more chiles and burn. I'm probably in the minority in wanting hotter beers, but the label promised 'hot' and I was a bit letdown.

MasterSki, Mar 25, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours near-black with a very thin off-white head. Dissipates immediately, not much lacing.

Smell: Dark chocolate, smoke, and chipotle pepper. These are 3 aromas that work extremely well together. I love the smokiness - very apparent but not overwhelming at all, and works perfectly with the chiptole.

Taste: The chipotle/smoke combo is still there, and very well executed. However, the roasted malt/darkchocolate flavor that I was picking up in the smell isn't nearly as apparent. The flavor profile is all about the smoke and pepper, and it's very good, but I would really like some more chocolate/roast flavor. No alcohol is apparent, and the heat from the chipotle is minimal, leaving just a hint of lingering spice on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin body. A tiny amount of lingering heat from the chipotle on the finish.

Overall: Really highlights the chipotle pepper, and does it very well without being overwhelming. With a little bitofadditional chocolate flavor, this could be really spectacular.

emyers, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Gonzoillini, Mar 21, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz, Batch 95
Riedel unmarked tulip

A: Pours a deep brown black color. Collar of light tan color even with an aggressive pour. Some alcohol feet and lacing bits.

S: Lots of smoked malt. Campfire roast. Dig in there you get some of that spice. Also some chocolate. Wish there was more pepper on the nose.

T: Up front, tickle of spice that lingers in tongue. Maybe the peppers. Then it's the roast campfire that you taste, co-mingling with the Chocolate and coffee flavors. Some what dry finish. Lingering spice notes. Tingle of pepper spice in the back of the throat.

M: Medium. Thought it would be thicker.

inlimbo77, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

BeerOps, Mar 18, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark hazy opaque brown body with a small tan head.

The smell is chocolate, meaty smoke, and earthy tones.

The taste is predominantly chocolate, smoke, and vegetal. The pepper brings quite a bit of heat in the end that lingers in my throat.

Mouthfeel is a tad bit thin with moderate carbonation.

It's a fun beer. The pepper brings a nice little heat to it and the smoke works well with the chocolate.

Vonerichs, Mar 18, 2013
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Chipotle Smoked Porter from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.