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Chipotle Smoked Porter - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Chipotle Smoked PorterChipotle Smoked Porter

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very good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 49
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-02-2013

Pipeworks batch # 544, bottled 2014-10-23.
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
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4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I'm still steamed at my local Chipotle for not honoring my quesarito order... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a half-finger of off-tan foam. The nose comprises cherrywood smoke, chipotle peppers (the peppers' smoke is distinct from the surrounding cherry), mild molasses, and a touch of cocoa powder. Everything blends together so well, and the smoke is so easy-going and pleasant, that I honestly don't wanna stop sniffing. The taste brings in more of the same, with a lighter smoke contingent, some cinnamon, some extra cocoa, and a hint of hickory wood. The peppers come through with a hint of spiciness close to the finish, but they don't linger very long. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a damn tasty smoked porter, one that doesn't over- or underdo it when it comes to both the smoke and the peppers (though the peppers come awfully close to underdone). Get some.

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Photo of PatrickG
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown color, some larger bubbles result when the bottle is poured from a height, but there's not much foam that lasts. Thin ring around the edges with the barest amount of spotty sea spray lace.

Smoky aroma hits with some peaty iodine at first, becoming more woody and layered with malt toastiness as it warms.

Pleasant smooth feel with lower carb levels, earthy smoky chipotles linger into the dry aftertaste. Plenty of chile flavor without much heat really. End of Days is spicier. Some dry bakers chocolate notes come out mid-palate, and a slight tingle from the peppers as well. Overall a great variation on the standard Smoked Porter. Don't be scared off by the warning on the label that it's spicy...

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with Batch # 544 printed on the label. A new resurrected batch of the Pipeworks Chipotle Smoked Porter. I've never tried the original Pipeworks Smoked Porter, so I am unable to say how they compare. This one comes with a Warning: This Beer Is Spicy! printed on it, and it appears the abv has been amped up to 9.00% abv according to my label.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark chocolate brown; opaque black in the glass with one finger of rich frothy tan head. Leaves good lacing behind on the glass. Looks very nice.

S - The aroma is pleasant enough - creamy, chocolatey, roasty, & malty. Smokey & leathery to be sure, with maybe just a slight hint of vegetal chile presence, but nothing that would suggest any type of heat.

T - The taste is hard to pinpoint; this beer might be just bit too spicy for my liking. Creamy chocolatey malt presence is definitely noted, but the long-lasting fiery chile afterburn is prominent. Smokey / leathery notes become more prominent as the beer warms.

M - The beer itself is smooth & creamy, medium-bodied with nice carbonation, but the long-lingering chile heat is borderline unpleasant.

Overall, definitely a nice representation of the style, especially if you are looking for a beer to bring the heat. I had my doubts that the warning would be unmerited, but this beer is probably one of the spiciest chile beers I've had yet. Recommended for fans of the style.

Pipeworks Chipotle Smoked Porter -----3.5/5

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a jet black with brown head and quick dissapating head. Smell has a campfire smoke with hints of chipotle. Taste is a dark mole sauce, with dark chocolate, light smoked chipotle, roasty malt, with a lingering (but not overwhelming) heat that lingers to the palate. Like most smoke beers, it's best to pair with food. I paired this with carnitas and it worked perfectly. A solid brew

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Chipotle Smoked Porter from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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