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Chipotle Smoked Porter | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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76 Ratings
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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:
#15,642
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
76
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
5
Trade:
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Harrison8
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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 CharlesK
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
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 crobinso
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rossracing
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Taste: bold Chipotle chili molasses, dry smoked tobacco notes with a big smoked meat nose.
Black, opaque with a tan head and nice lace. Full body. Heat follow thru the finish, might pair well with spicy hot dishes

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Photo of darktronica
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
4.06/5  rDev +6%
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 Sweffin
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johunnic
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhyzy
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lmj729
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of rswirsky
4.59/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Greywulfken
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
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 Gambyt20
2.08/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of CPAles
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Chipotle Smoked Porter from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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