Chipotle Smoked Porter | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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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:
#16,621
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
80
pDev:
11.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev 0%
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 emerge077
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 smithj4
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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 Hopheadjeffery
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
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 TMoney2591
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BeerOps
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

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

Bottle from Lakeview Binny's. Served in a tulip during the Steampunk birthday shenanigans.

A - A finger of off-white foam settles to a near complete cap and minimal lacing. Very dark brown body.

S - Chipotles, smoke, roated malts, dark chocolate, light biscuit, toasted grains.

T - Taste is quite similar, with it's combination of chiles, dark chocolate, smoke, roasted malts and mild biscuit notes.

M - Medium body, lightly tannic, with lower carbonation, and a dry finish. Chile warmth is fairly mild but it grows a touch after a half glass.

D - Solid stuff - like this just as much as their standard smoked porter, although I could have gone for even more chiles and burn. I'm probably in the minority in wanting hotter beers, but the label promised 'hot' and I was a bit letdown.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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 crobinso
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Mikexw
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | 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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Chipotle Smoked Porter from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 80 ratings