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Jalapeno Smoked Porter - Country Boy Brewing

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Jalapeno Smoked Porter
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 01-24-2012)
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Photo of macher0
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at the Beer Trappe in Lexington, Kentucky.

This beer pours dark brown with a white fine bubble rim. Excellent lacing. The smell is awesome, smokey jalapeño, charcoal, dark roasted malts and chocolate. The taste follows the nose very well. Much of the same notes but very muted. Some slight heat that builds but mild none the less. Not overwhelming at all. The feel is extremely smooth - which was very surprising - with light to moderate carbonation.

This beer rocks. I would never imagine how well it works together without being overwhelming or too one dimensioned. I could actually drink more than one at a sitting. It kind of rocks your taste buds which is a slight negative. Folks need to watch out for Country Boy. They are the real deal and keep coming up with innovative but amazing ales. Kentucky is fortune to have them.

macher0, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of johnjohnbeer
4/5  rDev -2.2%

johnjohnbeer, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of IMFletcher
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

IMFletcher, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Bmonster
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

DH and the guys do an exceptional job brewing in general, and this is a great example. They take fresh jalapenos they grow themselves, and add them to their already quality porter to make one fine beer. The jalapenos add to the flavor without overwhelming the taste. I like the XX and XXX versions even better.

Bmonster, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jmrybak, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Bhoward0698, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

JustinSparks, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of MunkeeMan
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a strange beer but in a good way. Being from Arizona, I use jalapenos in almost every dish. The only reason I don't rate this higher is the middle kick. About midway through my pint there is an almost excessive smokey taste that settles after a minute or two. One of the best beers I have had when it comes to picking up the actual flavor of jalapeno vs. just the bite.

MunkeeMan, Apr 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

juicebox, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Rod_J, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

bilhelm, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

drdiesel9483, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

fellowrs, Feb 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Hobo, Jan 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Nolen12, Jan 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ali1987, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Llamameister, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

kylehay2004, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

BuckTuckian, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Shagator, Dec 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

brian44556, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jman005, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

memphischas, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

crbnfbr, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of TastyAdventure
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Black. Porter looking.

S - Slight coffee. something "spicy" that's funky... no doubt the jalapenos

T - A porter. Burnt astringent coffee. (That's all i normally get from porters, this review is biased bc I'm just not a porter guy.) But then you can definitely taste the jalapenos on the back. I'd say the perfect amount of jalepenos. Not overbearing, there's still most definitely the porter taste there, and the heat is enjoyable.

Overall, I was thrown off by the idea of jalapenos in a beer. Definitely a good idea to put them in a dark beer, not a lighter beer. I love stouts, so i would love to see a jalapeno stout!

TastyAdventure, Oct 02, 2013
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Jalapeno Smoked Porter from Country Boy Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.