Firestarter Chipotle Porter | Right Brain Brewery

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Firestarter Chipotle PorterFirestarter Chipotle Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
rightbrainbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deep bodied and roasty porter with strong smoky notes and a mild spicy finish. Flavor profile very similar to that of traditional Mexican Mole' sauces.

Added by oline73 on 09-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of esimonoff
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of Dactrius
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong chipotle on the nose but the flavor is unfortunately not as strong. It has pretty much just the right amount of heat though, a bit of burn but never too much.

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Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on tap at Right Brain

L: Jet black, small tan head

S: Smoky, chocolate, coffee, vanilla

T: Up front creamy stout with coffee and sweet notes, remainder a sharp smoky chipotle flavor that is absolutely delicious

F: Low carbonation as expected for a porter

O: One of my favorite beers, great balance, flavor, and creatitivity. Maybe they'll brew it again someday!

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Photo of Dr_Fox
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danoble1
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jennypells
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acostuhhh
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cotton_27
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kerrie
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BHansen214
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bobsbigbeershow
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the few spices beers in Traverse City, and it's a good one. By no means is there a scorching burn, but be ready for a nice kick, and don't make the mistake of using the beer as a palette cleanser during a hot sauce competition.

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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spencermacko
2.09/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

Not at all pleasing. Way too smoky

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Photo of DruC4
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Big off white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Dark chocolate. Meaty smoke. Light pepper.

Taste - Chocolate and roasted malt up front. Chipotle is much stronger. Nice smokey pepper flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Kinda creamy.

Overall - Has a little bit of a sweet stout component that I don't love, but it's got a very nice smoked pepper flavor.

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Photo of stortore
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jemarent
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of MrBIP
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Firestarter Chipotle Porter from Right Brain Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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