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Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company

Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial PorterBenji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

222 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.73%


Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AdmiralDiaz on 03-15-2009)
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AdmiralDiaz

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours very deep brown with a very small somewhat-chunky but smooth tan head about 1/4" Head has decent retention leaving a very small amount of lacing.

S: Strong smokey malt with a small hint of hopiness. Burnt chocolate and a very slight after burn of smokey pepper.

T: Strong smokey malts with a small hop sting hints of burn chocolate and a very dim roasted pepper taste in the finish. Not as bold or well balanced as when i had it on tap about a year and a half ago.

M: Fairly smooth, either needs to be a little more carbonated or a little thicker.

D: Very drinkable, not over-powering and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 18:24:33 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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12oz bottle from zrab11 (thanks!). If they bottle date I sure couldn't find it. Served in my Phish snifter.

Pours black with an eighth finger off white head which quickly fades to a thin ring that leaves a good deal of lace.

Smells smokey and malty with a nice touch of pepper. Pleasant.

This is all around tasty stuff! Nice roasty malts, the smoke is present without overpowering and the pepper is flavorful but not spicy. Chocolate, earthy, burnt caramel and subtle coffee. No detected alcohol. Great blend of porter, smoke and pepper flavors. Very easy to drink.

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A: Black body with clear reddish highlights; 1/2" head of fine light brown foam that settles into a ring and leaves spotty lace. Pretty good.

S: Chipotle pepper is prominent and pleasant, with equal parts smoke and spice. Plenty of milk chocolate and caramel malt as well. Straightforward and enjoyable.

T: Starts out sweet and spicy, with more chocolate malt sweetness building in midway through. Vanilla and coffee on the bittersweet finish, with a nice chili kick on the long, lingering aftertaste. Good stuff.

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O: It's good, not great, overall, but I'm really digging the level of spice - it's unmistakable, but not distracting. Really well done.

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12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Got a single of this at the local beer store, after eyeing the four pack for a while. Glad I got to try the single. Expectations are just slightly above average, based on my past experience with Tyranena.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours just over a finger of creamy bubbly mocha colored foam on top of an opaque black body with just the tiniest shade of ruby shining through when held to the light.

S - Smell is of big bold roasty malt / coffee notes, and dark chocolate. None of the overt rotting log campfire smoke smell that I'm used to smelling in some smoked beers, so that's good. Not much actual 'smoke' per se, more of a charred leathery scent.

T - Taste follows suit of the nose: big bold roasty coffee, lots of dark chocolate, & maybe some dark chocolate covered cherry taste. The heat from the chipotle peppers really only becomes apparent on the finish.

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Tyranena Benji's Smoked Imperial Porter Brewed With Chipotle Peppers ---4/5.

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Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.