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Chipotle Smoked Porter | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

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
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
75
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
24.03%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 75
Reviews by emerge077:
Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of PatrickG
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
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 mfnmbvp
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
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 +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
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 +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drucifer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Mikexw
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Angryzen
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of crobinso
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johunnic
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corando
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nachos4two
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was tough for me to rate fairly. I am not fond of Chile beers ... and smoked ones aren't my favorite either. This seemed to be well executed for the style. The Chile seemed more prominent than the smoke

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Photo of harrylee773
3.25/5  rDev -16%

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Chipotle Smoked Porter from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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