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Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company

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

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 41
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: AdmiralDiaz on 03-15-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Very dark brown with thin tan colored head and wispy lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, molasses, smoke and some heat, which I can't tell if it is from the chipotles or the booze.

Taste: Slightly smoky Porter with a balanced mix of chocolate, molasses and roasted notes. The finish has some very light pepper notes, along with an unexpected sweetness that may also be the chipotle.

Feel: Medium to full body with low carbonation. Fairly creamy and smooth.

Overall: This is a nicely balanced and flavorful big Porter. I had expected that the smoke and/or chipotle would be more noticeable, which would have made this a little more memorable. Still, it is damn tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opaque black and dark brown color. Two finger light brown head that recedes to a thin film of foam that eventually fades away. A little tan lacing sticks to my glass after each sip.

Great roasted mlat aroma of black bread crust chocolate, cocoa, coffee with just a hint of smokiness. Wouldn't think there were any chipotle peppers in this beer from the smell.

Roasty, bitter roasted malt. Coffee and dark chocolate play around nicely. The start has some chipotle smokiness. The middle is void of any smoke, but the finish is roasty. Add to that peppery, smokey chipotle and chocolate. Palate is dry and a little grainy. Good porter worth trying for sure.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is the #44 top beer in the category "American Porter". Served in a New Belgium globe glass.

Beer is black and hazy with a lazy thin brown head, no lacing, low carbonation, looks fine.

Aroma is sweet and spicy, nice mixture of malt, chocolate, milk, chiles, very nice aroma. Minimal smoke.

Beer is mildly smokey, a little sweet, a little dry on the finish, chocolate, chili, mild spice, good but not great. I won't have another.

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Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.