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 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 jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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 RyBrew54
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a jet black with brown head and quick dissapating head. Smell has a campfire smoke with hints of chipotle. Taste is a dark mole sauce, with dark chocolate, light smoked chipotle, roasty malt, with a lingering (but not overwhelming) heat that lingers to the palate. Like most smoke beers, it's best to pair with food. I paired this with carnitas and it worked perfectly. A solid brew

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

Photo of KAP72
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of alexm1309
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Corando
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%

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 Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of heat on the back end with this beer. If you age it, heat subsides (from experience). Good offering from Pipeworks (as usual). Not for everyone. If you are sensitive to peppers, don't bother, otherwise, dig in.

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Photo of Sean66
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BlakeAM
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of CityofBals
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ccozzi
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ZepHead80
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Drucifer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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