Chipotle Smoked Porter | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pipeworks batch # 544, bottled 2014-10-23.

Added by emerge077 on 03-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,149
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
84
pDev:
11.26%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 23
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Photo of PatrickG
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark hazy opaque brown body with a small tan head.

The smell is chocolate, meaty smoke, and earthy tones.

The taste is predominantly chocolate, smoke, and vegetal. The pepper brings quite a bit of heat in the end that lingers in my throat.

Mouthfeel is a tad bit thin with moderate carbonation.

It's a fun beer. The pepper brings a nice little heat to it and the smoke works well with the chocolate.

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Photo of Rhyzy
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown color, some larger bubbles result when the bottle is poured from a height, but there's not much foam that lasts. Thin ring around the edges with the barest amount of spotty sea spray lace.

Smoky aroma hits with some peaty iodine at first, becoming more woody and layered with malt toastiness as it warms.

Pleasant smooth feel with lower carb levels, earthy smoky chipotles linger into the dry aftertaste. Plenty of chile flavor without much heat really. End of Days is spicier. Some dry bakers chocolate notes come out mid-palate, and a slight tingle from the peppers as well. Overall a great variation on the standard Smoked Porter. Don't be scared off by the warning on the label that it's spicy...

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Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pepper sting immediate and continuous, with a chocolate sweetness to round off the edges. If you like chili stouts, and especially if you appreciate the heat-more-forward-than-the-sweet, you'll dig on this. Nice smoky chili sting in dark malts and roastiness. Feels a little heavier than it looked on the pour, a smooth, medium-plus body; the tingle of pepper heat overtakes any sense of carbonation or abv (7.75%). I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark black in color—traces of dark red are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a short off white head that quickly died down, leaving a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark and smoky malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of dark and smoky malts along with notes of chili peppers.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The chili peppers lend a bit of heat to the finish.
O: This is a solid porter and the chili peppers add som complexity to the taste and mouthfeel. It doesn’t have too much heat for a chili beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with Batch # 544 printed on the label. A new resurrected batch of the Pipeworks Chipotle Smoked Porter. I've never tried the original Pipeworks Smoked Porter, so I am unable to say how they compare. This one comes with a Warning: This Beer Is Spicy! printed on it, and it appears the abv has been amped up to 9.00% abv according to my label.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark chocolate brown; opaque black in the glass with one finger of rich frothy tan head. Leaves good lacing behind on the glass. Looks very nice.

S - The aroma is pleasant enough - creamy, chocolatey, roasty, & malty. Smokey & leathery to be sure, with maybe just a slight hint of vegetal chile presence, but nothing that would suggest any type of heat.

T - The taste is hard to pinpoint; this beer might be just bit too spicy for my liking. Creamy chocolatey malt presence is definitely noted, but the long-lasting fiery chile afterburn is prominent. Smokey / leathery notes become more prominent as the beer warms.

M - The beer itself is smooth & creamy, medium-bodied with nice carbonation, but the long-lingering chile heat is borderline unpleasant.

Overall, definitely a nice representation of the style, especially if you are looking for a beer to bring the heat. I had my doubts that the warning would be unmerited, but this beer is probably one of the spiciest chile beers I've had yet. Recommended for fans of the style.

Pipeworks Chipotle Smoked Porter -----3.5/5

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Photo of lmj729
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 5/23/16. Also had the first batch , nearly three years ago.

Pours near black, mostly opaque, with a short head, some lacing. The smell is malt, peppers, chocolate, smoke, cocoa, some vanilla. Lots of depth in this aroma. Taste is malt, peppers- they're packin' some heat, chocolate, some vanilla, cocoa. The heat peaks midway, then reappears well past the swallow. Less smoke than the nose, a little meaty. Smooth, medium bodied, appropriately carbonated and yeah, the heat lingers.

Much more heat than I remember from the first batch, but it's doable and enjoyable. Good flavor, great aroma, it's a top tier hot- peppered beer. Great price point, too. Well worth a purchase.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drucifer
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Mikexw
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz serving tasted in a snifter from draught at Firkin on February 12, 2018. For those crazy enough to think our smoked porter needed something more, we give you Chipotle Smoked Porter. In addition to the already bold character from the smoked malts, we bring the heat with a healthy dose of chipotle peppers to take this rich porter to the next level. Recommended pairing with a giant hunk of smoked meat and a big ass bon fire on a cold night.

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Photo of Angryzen
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of crobinso
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nearing-still black with only a bit of caramel-colored fizz rising and falling on top. Head retention is next to nilch, with no lacing left behind. Aroma is chipotle pepper, and liquid smoke. There is a dash of toasted malts as well. Flavor profile is smoked pepper, liquid smoke, chocolate, and toasted, biscuit malts. The spice doesn't linger long, but it is present. Mouth feel is a touch fizzy, with a crisp, soothing feel. Overall, it drinks well for a beer featuring chili peppers and smoke. It's very polarizing, but delivers on what the name suggests.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of johunnic
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corando
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%

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Chipotle Smoked Porter from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 84 ratings