Jalapeno Smoked Porter | Country Boy Brewing

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Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BEERchitect on 01-24-2012

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3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Black. Porter looking.

S - Slight coffee. something "spicy" that's funky... no doubt the jalapenos

T - A porter. Burnt astringent coffee. (That's all i normally get from porters, this review is biased bc I'm just not a porter guy.) But then you can definitely taste the jalapenos on the back. I'd say the perfect amount of jalepenos. Not overbearing, there's still most definitely the porter taste there, and the heat is enjoyable.

Overall, I was thrown off by the idea of jalapenos in a beer. Definitely a good idea to put them in a dark beer, not a lighter beer. I love stouts, so i would love to see a jalapeno stout!

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4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at the Beer Trappe in Lexington, Kentucky.

This beer pours dark brown with a white fine bubble rim. Excellent lacing. The smell is awesome, smokey jalapeño, charcoal, dark roasted malts and chocolate. The taste follows the nose very well. Much of the same notes but very muted. Some slight heat that builds but mild none the less. Not overwhelming at all. The feel is extremely smooth - which was very surprising - with light to moderate carbonation.

This beer rocks. I would never imagine how well it works together without being overwhelming or too one dimensioned. I could actually drink more than one at a sitting. It kind of rocks your taste buds which is a slight negative. Folks need to watch out for Country Boy. They are the real deal and keep coming up with innovative but amazing ales. Kentucky is fortune to have them.

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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep and rich rubiness lends to black in low light, the head was relatively thick and foamy plus it laced well.

The scent is somewhat one dimensional with an earthy pepper smell. There isn't much else in the Porter range but the Jalapeno is natural and evident.

Unlike most pepper, chili, or Jalapeno beers this has more flavor and less burn. The Jalapeno is earthy, natural, not subtle with large smokey tones. The pepper taste tends to overshadow the porter flavors but it's a nice flavor.

The feel is thin, smokey and peppery but no burn, which can be a good thing. I really like this; it's a true go to when you get to Country Boy.

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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Screw-top growler received via Growling at the Moon from Stonequarrywest. Thanks for the brew, Gabe!

First stein pours with a 1/4" tan head over the slightly cloudy reddish brown brew. Head dwindles at an average pace, with slow-falling lace. Aroma is deeply of peppers, which is as advertised.

Taste starts with smoke, pepper comes on in the middle, and then they meld nicely through the close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is good. Not the biggest pepper fan in the world, but the flavors come together artfully in this brew.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a virtually opaque black with a creamy, lingering beige head.

S: Aromas of woodsmoke, fresh jalapeno, bitter chocolate, coffee beans, and heavy cream fill the nose. There is a slight, herbal, almost tobacco-like aroma that emerges as the beer warms in the glass. Overall, very intriguing.

T: Mild, spicy notes of jalapeno are quick to express themselves, followed by notes of bitter chocolate, cinnamon, heavy cream, woodsmoke, dried tobacco, coffee, leather, and moist earth. The finish is beautifully dry, elegant, and poised with an expert combination of tobacco, chocolate, coffee, and jalapeno flavors.

M: This ale is medium in body and mildly oily. Carbonation is unobtrusive; in fact, it is barely noticeable. Despite its stillness in the mouth, this ale remains quite drinkable, as more pronounced carbonation would render the spice from the jalapenos overpowering.

O: If there is one ale that just begs to be accompanied by a good cigar, this is the one. The rich spice of the peppers and the earthy, leathery notes from the hops would pair perfectly with a good smoke and/or a dinner of smoked meats and vegetables. I'd love to try this with an Alec Bradley Prensado or a robust Cohiba. Make a point to try this beer if you should stop for a drink in Lexington.

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Jalapeno Smoked Porter from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 53 ratings