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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 42
Gots: 17 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AdmiralDiaz on 03-15-2009)
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-08-2013 02:35:41 | More by hinemk76
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-29-2013 18:54:18 | More by thebigredone
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Coldsnack

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6%

09-16-2013 22:55:20 | More by Coldsnack
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

09-10-2013 21:36:40 | More by tommyguz
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-04-2013 00:33:09 | More by Stinger80OH
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-02-2013 20:43:02 | More by Boston_Steve
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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

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.

M - Feel is sticky, with some roasty bitterness & chocolate lingering on the palate. Bit of dry peppery heat hanging out also.

Overall, about what I expected (hoped) it would be. Not too heavy on the smoke, not too heavy on the chipotle pepper, niclely balanced with good carbonation. Well worth trying at least once if you are a fan of porters.

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

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 03:27:27 | More by mfnmbvp
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

08-23-2013 04:28:05 | More by teamwiggum
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - very think dark black in color. Almost oil black. Beautiful.

Smell - lots of smoky campfire smell to it. Back end hits with the chili peppers

Taste - smoky with a hint of the chipotle. The booze is hidden well with the spices!

Mouthfeel - leave a lot of smoke in your mouth. Finished with some pepper, but lots of flavor.

Overall - great beer to try. Not my everyday beer, but a fun experiment for sure. Excited for more of their beers

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 04:19:51 | More by beatenbyjacks
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-21-2013 04:01:36 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-21-2013 03:43:49 | More by largadeer
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Jkirk790

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-16-2013 16:08:44 | More by Jkirk790
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-05-2013 22:47:21 | More by emottram
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-30-2013 01:48:55 | More by DerekMorgan
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-28-2013 17:47:10 | More by ccozzi
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Rihup

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

07-17-2013 02:32:53 | More by Rihup
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-14-2013 06:55:11 | More by hilgart1
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pitch black with a one finger fluffy tan head. Leaving some nice lacing already where it has dissipated.

Aroma: First thing that pops out is smoked oak. Digging deeper notes of chocolate and toasted malts come through.

Taste: A bit weaker in flavor than the aroma suggested. Starts with a strange acidity that carries on through to the end. Definite charred malts in there evoking some cocoa flavor. Some smokiness in there as well. After several sips the chipotle pepper aspect starts to come through as a heat over the palate. It creeps on slowly and never gets overpowering but makes its presence known. Lingering aftertaste of heat from the pepper along with a bit of smoke and charred malt.

Mouthfeel: About medium in body and a tad over-carbonated. Some of the robust flavors become cloying after a while and make for below average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Not hugely impressed with this one but still an interesting beer none-the-less. Would I drink it again? Probably not.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 02:54:07 | More by JamesMN
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-08-2013 14:07:18 | More by MSandahl23
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-06-2013 02:11:30 | More by Kenai4
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BRD14

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-26-2013 00:43:39 | More by plumcrazyfx
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.2%

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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

05-29-2013 13:01:11 | More by ShanePB
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-27-2013 23:07:13 | More by mpayne5
Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.