Chipotle Smoked Porter | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Chipotle Smoked PorterChipotle Smoked Porter
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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Photo of Gambyt20
2.08/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Nihilistkid
2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of BrownAleMale
2.96/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The smoke was overbearing like a burnt piece of meat on the grill. Like burnt burnt flavor.

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Photo of Sean66
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of barnzy78
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - dark brown with a thin tan head
S - smoky, peaty, malty, earthy
T - wow hot! Roasted chipotle peppers dominate the palate; roasted barley, caramel, smoke, char and a hint of chocolate get drowned in spicy pepper heat
M - fiery hot peppers coat the palate with heat; medium body, ample carbonation, spicy peppers burn the mouth and throat
O - this was a disappointment for me. I like spicy food, but not this. It's over-the-top hot and takes away from the beer experience.

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

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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 JFreres
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of CityofBals
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of CPAles
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ahbithwabm
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of FBarber
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark shiny brown with lots of fizzy carbonation. It pours exactly like coca cola or pepsi. Brown fizzy with a momentary tan head.

Smell is a mixture of strong chipotle peppers and cocoa, roasted malts and chocolate from the porter base.

Taste is a very spicy, burning pepper flavor with mild undertones of chocolate malts, roasted malts and cocoa. Very strong spice and this bottle is already 2 months old. Great combination of mocked flavors and the pepper, but just a bit too heavy on the spicy chipotle for my liking. The burn was up front and throughout where'd Id rather the burn be complimentary and not cover the other flavors.

Feel was fizzy and pretty carbonated. Heavier than expected given it looked like cola.

Overall a nice beer for the style, I'll admit, I love this one for cooking but not as much for drinking.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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