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Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial PorterBenji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter
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Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AdmiralDiaz on 03-15-2009

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129
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4.03
pDev:
12.16%
 
 
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Photo of oline73
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Unibroue goblet.

Appearance: Pours a murky very dark brown with a half finger of tan head that goes away completely.

Smell: Smokey and roasty with a mild amount of sweetness. Definitely getting the peppers along with some dark fruit.

Taste: Picking up smoke and roast right off the bat. Then the chipotle peppers show up along with some dark chocolate. The finish is slightly bitter and roasty from the malt.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with very smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this one a lot. The roast and chocolate notes go very well with the peppers. I would definitely have another.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle courtesy of Brees6221, thanks! Pours a rich, thick black color with a fine-bubbled brown head that needed some coaxing to reach a good 2 fingers or so. Lasts a good while and leaves some spotty lacing.

Nose is big on the chipotle! Smells almost just like a freshly opened can of chipotle sauce or peppers in adobo sauce. Nice. Chocolate is noticeable but it definitely takes a backseat to the rich, salty and spicy smoked jalapenos.

Taste is much more beery and sweet with chocolate and roasty malt coming out nicely. The peppers dont contribute much heat and the spice notes are subtle. Plenty of flavor from the peppers come through though. Some hops are even detectable, both flavoring and bittering. Moderate fruitiness throws some plum notes out as it warms and adds to the complexity. Not bad at all, probably the best chipotle beer I have had so far. I have been thoroughly impressed with the BGW series from Tyranena, I think this is the third installment of the series I have had the pleasure of trying. Much thanks Rad Racer, this was a great addition to the Hotter than Hot BIF!

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

12 oz. stubby bottle courtesy of a trader whose name I don't remember - thank you, whoever you were! Poured in to my brand new wide-mouthed snifter.

Appearance: A pleasantly dark but not pitch black bodied brew with a good half finger of uniform tan head.

Aroma: Rich and aromatic, with a slew of peppery cocoa.

Taste: Better in the aroma than in the mouth, this one seems to have faded a little. A standard (maybe even mild) porter, with faint bittersweet cocoa, hints of charcoal, and lots of neutral, biscuity, but darker notes. Pepper is noticeable, cayenne-like in places, with the faintest bit of heat and a nice earthiness that compliments the cocoa well but probably complimented it better when. As it warms, the spice gets hotter (no pun intended), stepping up to balance the cocoa nicely.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, mellow, with minimal carbonation, but enough that it doesn't come across as flat or unlively. Part of that is the age on the bottle, I imagine, but I think all things considered the effervescence on this one is about right - I don't want carbonated heat.

Drinkability: An excellent beer, though one that's beginning to fade just a little with age, I do believe. Low enough in abv% that I could have gone back for a second.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 24 Feb 2010. Unfortunately didn't get to try it fresher, but curious to see how it's held up.

Pours essentially black, but dark brown at the edges with light behind it. Minimal medium-tan head; even an aggressive pour couldn't bring many bubbles out of it.

Smell is everything it's billed to be - porter, smoke, and a bit of chile pepper. These are in really nice balance, and all meld together. Smoke, dark roasted malts, smoky pepper. It's like minor variations on a theme, and I like it.

Taste is really good. It reminds me a lot of Deschutes Black Butte XXIII, though that's probably the pepper talking. But this beer is lighter and better balanced (at least vs. BBXXIII fresh). The porter flavors are solid, with dark chocolate, some smoke, a little bitter. And then there's the chipotle, dancing with those darker flavors, bringing the lightness and pop such beers so often need. I really like it.

Mouthfeel is a mixed bag. Body is nice - starts out medium, but feels thicker and chewier as it rolls around my mouth. A little flat, though, as expected from the appearance. Very low carbonation, would be better with a bit more. Long loose finish.

A very tasty porter. The chipotle pepper works really well, and the rest of the beer would be great even without that. Main complaints are the appearance and mouthfeel, both of which could do with a little more fizz.

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Photo of Wadsey
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Benji's Smoked Imperial Porter

Served in New Belgium globe glass

A: Pours deep brown/black with two-inch tan head that demonstrates little retention. 

S: Chocolate milk shake with spicy peppers. Additional aromas include black pepper, earth, smoke and some morning blend coffee.

T: Sweet milk chocolate and roasted malts mixed with spicy peppers. Smoked malts are more evident in taste and add a pleasant layer to flavor. Medium bitterness. Finish is somewhat harsh with bitterness and heat talking over. Quite drying, too. 

M: Medium body with medium-light carbonation  Thin but smooth. 

O: Clearly, the finish and the body of Benji's Smoked imperial Porter hurt the beer. With that said, it packs big flavor in a low abv package, which always rates well with me. 

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

dark brown porter emerged from the bottle with a huge billowing four inch head of foam in its wake. Enormous retention left this one hanging back for what seemed like forever, and even after it started to settle,

Started out very sweet, with nice notes of chocolate and sugar running through it. Not at all what I was expecting. Some touches of vanilla and a bit of coffee as well coming through. There was a slight bit of pepper way in the back but it was not dominating by any means.Sweet milk chocolate and sugar a tingle on the tongue, a warming in the throat and a fire in the belly. Subtly the chili comes through, warming you as it goes, but by no means is this too big. This is perfectly blended in the flavor, rising subtly to a crescendo that then backs down as easy as it came up

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Photo of Duff27
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Thin mocha head on top of a dark brown opaque beer. Good head retention and some lacing.

S- Chipotle peppers in the nose. Woooo.

T- Your avage Tyranena porters base with a "warming" pepper aftertaste. Unmistakeable.

M- Very smooth and creamy. Good carbonation.

D/O- Probably the best pepper-inspired beer I've reviewed to date. Would stop after one of these but that keeps it special. Tyranena knows porters and with Benji's they've melded a great tasting porter with the perfect amount of pepper heat.

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Photo of fdkayti
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark dark brown with khaki ring around the top. A solid wall of porter. Clings to the side of the glass for a moment and then slides down to join itself.

S-Tickles in the nosey. Pepper for sure, but not overpowering. Chocolate, too. Per usual.

T- Like a jalapeno fudge I once had in New Glarus, WI. Starts off silky smooth chocolate/roasty malts and ends with a touch of heat that makes you remember what you're drinking.

MF- Medium-heavy, normal carbonation. Feels good on the palate.

O/D- A real treat for a girl who likes her spice. Not something I'd have more than one of, but enjoyable.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from HogWildLiquor courtesy of Secret Santa 2010, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains rich coffee, roasted malts, touches of fruit and hops but I did not detect much smokiness or any chipotle pepper.

T: The taste starts out with a very hearty roasted malt character followed by some smokiness and sweet flavors of coffee and chocolate. The hops presence is very mild but is right where it should be for this beer. As for the chipotle, it seems to only peek its way through into the slightly smoky and slightly sweet after-taste. However the heat gradually builds as you drink the beer.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, rather than add a seemingly odd flavor to the beer, the chipotle seems like it enhances the smokiness. Overall it’s a good beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of smm
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep brown with a thin John Waters-esq dark tan head.

B- Smells boozy and smokey. Big wafts of red meat.

T- Roasted malts and bitterness, dark chocolate and chipotle kind of lay back underneath the smokiness. No real spicy kick comes through which I was kind of hoping for, very subtle on the back of the tongue and throat. Alcohol isn't really present either which is nice.

M- Medium body, very dry finish.

O- Cost to experience doesn't really match up for me. Its a nice brew but didn't really blow my socks off.

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Photo of vande
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A = Dark as night... a deep blackish-brown in color with a very light dirty lace

S = smoky malts...peppery spice

T = Kinda reminds me of Fore by darkhorse...smokey, very pleasent

M = Creamy..soft..easy to sip

O = Tasty. Sad I had only one. Glad I was able to try it though!

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Photo of soze47
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle that I squirreled away on a trip to the midwest over the holidays. Not sure if this one benefitted from age or not, but I wanted to give it a whirl.

Appearance: Very dark brown, almost pitch black. I got absolutely no head on the pour, but the body is very viscous looking. It sticks to the glass like water treatment.

Aroma: Not very strong overall, but like many big bodied beers, it opens up with a little warmth. I get a really strong roasted malt quality first. Coffee and bitter chocolate are most immediate, but I do pick up some smoke and spiciness on the nose too. I little note of dark fruits and cherries comes out after it really warms up. Not too impressive, but intriguing.

Taste: So a smoked flavor definitely comes into play on the taste. This is like mole sauce in a beer, only slightly less sticky. I get a great chocolate/espresso bitterness with an almost hickory accent. Instead of a hop bitterness on the linger, you get a spicy heat that is hard to define. Is it the peppers or the booze?

Mouthfeel: This is a thick ass beer. I guess it is more like a porter in flavor, but it is as heavy and viscous as most imperial stouts. However, this is a beer that should be savored over a long period of time to enjoy its nuances. It could stand to be a bit thiner, but it works as is.

Drinkability: A one hit wonder for sure. I'm glad it is a 12 ozer. I could easily see one of these guys as a great night cap, perhaps after a night of steak or pork chops.

Overall: I liked this beer, but it was much heavier than expected. It evolves throughout the pour and the heat accumulates to a great palette awakener.

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Photo of hopsbreath
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to zimmerbloke. 12 ounce bottle poured into my Portsmouth snifter.

A: Dark ruby brown yet translucent to direct light. A couple fingers of cinnamon head sit atop the body. That recedes to a glass ring with no lacing. However, syrupy legs dangle down the glass every time I take a draw. Those legs are what do it. I'm already intrigued. 4/5

S: Smoked beers are some of my favorites. Aromas of cured meat and campfire dominate at this point. Sweet cherries and other dark fruits are welcome secondary characteristics. I'm literally drooling already. 4.5/5

T: Again with the Slim Jim dynamic. Some smokey cocoa is there. I don't think I could identify the pepper if I didn't know it was already there. Since its presence is reported on the label though, I'm going to say I recognize the very slight amount of heat on the finish as the chipotle. Everything just works so well together. 4/5

M: Thick, low carbed, oily, and lightly sticky. It drinks bigger than the 7.5% ABV, and I like it. 4/5

O: Now that's a good porter. Quite possibly one of my favorites to date. Instantly memorable for this fan of smoked beer. 4.5/5

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Photo of robwestcott
3.47/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured relatively aggressively and cold from the bottle near pitch black to a surly darkness 10oz goblet with a 1/2 finger short lasting off white head

aroma of smoke and peppers, as advertised.

hmmm... smoky, and peppery hot, leaving a chipotle hot tingle on the tongue. its an interesting brew, though at first blush, its a bit disconcerting.

thin for the style, light bodied, pepper hot.

drinkable - one and done.

overall - A for effort. C for taste.

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Photo of Mississipping
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks StayWhatYouAre2 for sending me an amazing Wisconsin care package!

A: Pours an almost completely black brown with a very small khaki colored head that doesn't last long. A very thin film and ring remain, leaving sparse lacing on the glass. Really, really nice looking for a porter.

S: Nice roasty/smokey smell that is really pretty subtle. This is a definite plus for me, as overly smokey porters are not even close to the top of my favorites list. Other subtleties include dark chocolate, dark fruit, and chipotle peppers. Despite being subtle, the chipotle peppers are a little stronger than other "chipotle" beers I've had. This smells fantastic!

T: Dark chocolate, roasted malts, and hints of smoked bacon are at the fore. The smokiness is a little stronger than the smell would have your believe, but this is really tasty, and would probably be even more so for someone who enjoys this style more than me. It finishes much like it starts, but the dark fruits and chipotle peppers come out at the end really rounding it off and providing a great complexity that some other porters just don't have. A slight tingly bite is felt at the back of the throat. Nicely done, Tyranena!

M: Body is on the fuller side of medium, with moderately low carbonation, but enough to give it a velvety creaminess. Just slightly coating on the back of the tongue. A bit drying at the finish, but not unpleasantly so.

D: This is really, really drinkable. Flavorful, balanced, and alcohol is completely hidden. This one went down quicker than I was anticipating and left me searching my refrigerator for another bottle that I knew wasn't ever there.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into a snifter.

Appearance: dark brown to light black colored body with a cream colored head. spoty lacing to the side of the glass.

Smell: Light smoke and earthy smell. Peppers.

Taste: This beer starts tasting like a delicous porter having the coffee and dark chocolate flavors with some light smoke flavor, but as it warms the peppers show up and take over this beer. The peppers offer a compliment to the smokiness, at no time do the peppers become too much, but they are very balanced with this beer. The peppers give a slight tingle as you drink the beer which really adds to the thinner mouthfeel of this beer.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body, but a bit thin for this particular beer. Moderate carbonation. A delicate tingling sensation is like adding a new demension to this beers mouthfeel.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer and continue to enjoy every beer from the Brewer Gone Wild series. Tyranena makes another great beer!

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Photo of Kegatron
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours black, with a ½ finger of smooth dark mocha head. This retains with a thin layer of creamy foam, leaving back a light smattering of lace that sticks to the sides. Dark roast, chocolate, and earthy green citric character hit the nose first in the aroma, which is quickly followed by a warming tinge of peppers. As this warms up this, the peppers actually control things to a surprising degree. And that's not necessarily a bad thing here.

The taste is thick and tangy up front with chocolate, caramel, and citric fruit. This gives way to bitter hops and a flush of burnt roast across the back. The spiciness of the peppers is much lighter feeling feel, with some gentle warmth in a mostly dry roasted finish, and an overall more subtle presence than what the nose had. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a creamy thickness to the carbonation that fills out the back but then works itself into a sharper feel the longer it hangs around in the mouth. I was pleased to find that this maintained a certain amount of smoothness to it considering the flavors involved.

While I would have liked to have had a touch more warmth from the peppers in the taste, I did like the route that they took with them here, putting them out there a little more in the nose and then integrating them a little better in the flavor profile. There's a very smooth body on this as well for the more assertive flavors and higher ABV that was involved, helping keep this nicely approachable during the duration of the glass. A very well done BGW entry here from Tyranena.

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Photo of aasher
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I thought I would never get to try this but by the grace of god I stumbled upon a single bottle in a cooler window. Yes! I like chile beers, especially after having the Bourbon County Ancho Chile so this should be a treat.

It pours a medium bodied black in color with the lightest of beige heads that quickly dissipated to lace the glass. The aromas are of bitter chocolate and subdued chipotle better. The pepper is released a little more as the beer warms. It has that spice and heat that you love from a good pepper. The flavors are superb. It is initially a mix of sweet and bitter chocolates with a light coffee roast. The initial aftertaste is all pepper and in the best way possible. It is just sooo good! It's exactly what I hoped for. It drinks medium in body and coats the palate, leaving mostly a slightly spicy chocolate flavor behind. I love this. I want another bottle instantly.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From a 12oz bottle to my snifter.

A:Pours a very deep shade of brown almost black. A thin layer of tan head from a rough pour.

S: Smoky, roasted Chipotle pepper, and a hint of dark chocolate. The smokiness is not overpowering.

T: Mostly a smoky taste but finishes with a little roasted chocolate malt kick.

M: A little thin and under carbonated. It has a big flavor which would probably be better with a bigger body.

D: ABV is well hidden but due to the strong flavor its something I would only drink one of in a sitting.

I didn't think I would like this at all but it turned out to be quite enjoyable.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. The aroma is of roasted malt and chocolate with some pepper in the back ground. The taste has a bit more pepper than the aroma, but it is still a secondary flavor. There is a mild burn from the peppers in the back of the throat during the finish. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a good beer that I would drink again. I really like how the pepper blends into the malts. Props to Tyranena for this one.

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Photo of jefferz5000
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Took me almost a year to FINALLY drink this after receiving it from the generous a74gent. Thanks again buddy.

Pours a thick dark, near black, oily brown. Nice deep tan head that fades to a spotty thin blanket after a minute or two, and eventually into a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell is nice and smoky, I just wish I was getting a little bit more of it! Maybe it's my nose at the moment. That said, I can tell this is going to be tasty.

I was right. This is really good and surprisingly smooth. Bold, robust, rich smoky porter with the chipotle bite making itself known quickly on the finish. Not too shy, that pepper is. The roasty nature meshes well with the bite and the smoke is just right.

Feels great. Medium mouthfeel and smooth. Moderate carbonation. A bit of sting in the throat from the chipotle which seems to make itself more and more known throughout consumption.

Drinkability is pretty high because it tastes really good and you keep wanting to take another sip, lol. I think the heat is making me want to drink more and more. At first each sip quenches your thirst, and then it comes back quickly, and you reach for your glass again.

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Photo of stakem
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz stubby brown bottle gifted to me by CaptinRedBeard, thanks Corey! No indication of bottle date (not that it matters all that much with this particular style/offering) but curiosity does strike home here with the special ingredients in relation to freshness.

Poured into a pint glass, this brew appears a very dark brown to black color with a finger of smooth dark brown head that slowly recedes and hangs close to the edge of the glass. Only after holding the brew up to the light do I acknowledge the clarity this brew displays and the deep brown and ruby coloration. Swirls and sips produce and interesting formation of lacework which ranges from spotty patches to thin leggings.

The aroma of this brew is deep and roasty with a smoked almost pete'd quality that is quite enjoyable upfront. Dark charred scents give way to a depth of sweet chocolate character and a slight sting of both alcohol and peppers in the back of the nose. The more sniffs I take, the more the chipotle character comes forward and has a very light citrus aspect before returning to the smoked and roasty chocolate character. This brew has me salivating before I have even taken a sip.

I tip my hat to brewer(s) of Tyranena after taking a sip of this offering. The aroma of this brew come full tilt into the flavor profile. This brew tastes roasted with dark chocolate malt indications and a light smoked aspect on the backend. A flavor of burnt grains resides predominantly throughout this brew with a subtle indication of citrus that is somewhat imparted by the hops and somewhat imparted by the peppers. The spice of the peppers is perfectly incorporated in this brew, it imparts a pleasant nuance in the finish that perks this brew and takes it to the next level. Instead of providing and in-your-face blast of pepper heat, it is a creeper that is warming and only readily noticeable as I enter the second half of my glass.

This brew we have here is absolutely fantastic stuff. It is medium bodied with a level of carbonation that is perfect. It is carbonated enough to let the flavors sit along the palate yet bubbly enough to keep it light and lively. This is only my second offering from Tyranena and seriously, color me impressed. I need to get my hands on some more of their offerings to see if they can pull it off with a style other than porter/stout.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque dark brown, with small brown-grey head.

S - smoke, chocolate, hint of chipotle. a subtle nose.

T - Smoke and pepper, sweet chocolate. Well balanced flavors.

M - Medium body, smooth.

D - Tasty, good to drink. the head and spice of the chipotle slows you down a bit.

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark black with almost no head. Just some slight light brown foam around the edges. Smells very roasted and chocolatey. Sme light peppery scents as well. Tastes very chocolatey and roasty. Sme pepper / heat on the front of the tongue. Lots of roast and chocolate on the back of the tongue. Thick and solid mouthfeel But the drinkability suffers a bit from the bittersweet chocolate

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Photo of Bubba83
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for the glass and the beer Kegatron!

Poured into a 16oz Tyranena Nonic at around 45 degrees. After a rather vigorous pour, only a small ring of creamy tan head tops a very dark brown, almost black body. Retains its head surprisingly well and laces nicely too despite not having much to work with.

The first note I smell is vanilla, followed by bakers chocolate and roasted barley. Not as much smokey campfire as I expected, but it's present in the background. Struggling to smell the peppers, but when I inhale deep and quick, I think I get a small hit of mild chile pepper.

Tastes like caramel at first, and is pairing extraordinarily well with a dark butterchew from See's Candies. Vanilla accentuates the caramel, and melds flawlessly into dark chocolate. A smokey, roastyness follows, and gives way to a hoppy kick at the end along with a mild hint of sweet roasted chile peppers.

The mouthfeel is always quite luxurious on all of Tyranena's porters and stouts. They do a really good job making them a nice medium consistency and feeling silky smooth.

I was trucking along pretty good on this one until I got about half way through. Even though it's a little difficult to taste the chile pepper, that burning sensation still begins to build in the back of my throat. It's not really a problem of any kind, but it does hamper drinkability a little bit. I'm not generally a fan of beers brewed with chiles but this one was business as usual for Tyranena, providing all the flavors I love and then an interesting little twist at the end. Can't say enough to express my mancrush on this brewery.

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Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.
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