Chipotle Smoked Porter | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
5
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of rswirsky
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Angryzen
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Nachos4two
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of NSK79
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of czarzal
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of alexm1309
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Corando
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%

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 lmj729
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GMorgan
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I'm still steamed at my local Chipotle for not honoring my quesarito order... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a half-finger of off-tan foam. The nose comprises cherrywood smoke, chipotle peppers (the peppers' smoke is distinct from the surrounding cherry), mild molasses, and a touch of cocoa powder. Everything blends together so well, and the smoke is so easy-going and pleasant, that I honestly don't wanna stop sniffing. The taste brings in more of the same, with a lighter smoke contingent, some cinnamon, some extra cocoa, and a hint of hickory wood. The peppers come through with a hint of spiciness close to the finish, but they don't linger very long. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a damn tasty smoked porter, one that doesn't over- or underdo it when it comes to both the smoke and the peppers (though the peppers come awfully close to underdone). Get some.

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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 Brew33
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | 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 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 KAP72
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickG
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | 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 Rhyzy
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

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Chipotle Smoked Porter from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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