Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter | Tyranena Brewing Company

Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial PorterBenji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter
BA SCORE
4.01/5
273 Ratings
Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial PorterBenji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
tyranena.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AdmiralDiaz on 03-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,117
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
273
pDev:
8.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 129
Photo of Zuidman
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dheldman
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Evilyak
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

deep, reddish brown with a coffee ice cream colored head. minimal lacing.

i like smoked porters. i like chili beers. i think i like this one well enough, but i bet my beer is too cold to appreciate this one fully.

smoke was prevalent in the nose and mouth, and it took center stage, but didn't last. i got very little of the chili in the nose and just a kiss in the taste. more like chewing too many pieces of big red than smoked peppers. i would have expected a bit more. mouth is smooth.

it's a very good porter, but it's not doing it for me tonight.

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Photo of Vierenner
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not retired as indicated on BA ... the 4-pack I had was bottled 11 Jan 16. Similar to many other Tyranena beers I've had, as well as my impressions after visiting the brewery in the last year, this beer is lacking. Lacking in taste and mouthfeel, the beer is watery and misses the mark on the robustness one might expect after reading the label.

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Photo of donnie_vendetta
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjpolzin
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very well balanced smoked beer. Sometimes I have not been a huge fan of smoked beers because the smoke has been too over the top for my liking. On this one though, the smoke was subtle reminding me almost of a bacon beer. I wish the pepper taste would have been a little bit stronger but that's just my preference. I enjoy a hotter pepper beer. Overall, a fine beer that is a little different and warms you up on a cold night.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zatch90
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sendsilk
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer! I traded for about 10 bottles of it and just wish I still had more.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes. This poured black with no head. There are chocolate and roast malt aromas and flavors and the chipotle pepper is a surprisingly nice touch. Very drinkable.

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Photo of jfstilling
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Superbohl4
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jberger327
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kkleu357
4/5  rDev -0.2%

From notes on 11/14/13

Pours very dark black, almost no head. Has a chocolaty chili smell. Nice robust flavor. Taste of smoked chocolate coffee. Not any spice from the chipotle, just smokeyness. Wish it didn’t have a twist top. This is a nice beer and should be better sealed.

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Photo of Robyn
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of instinct2
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Hendrick24
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of robear
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of cjgator3
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of gueuzedreg
3.17/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Dark black with khaki medium lacing.

S- Void, kinda bland. Malt backbone is the main thing present.

T- What chipotle? What smoke? Not much of either; I would have just kept it out of the title.

M- Kinda smooth, nothing crazy here. About right on with carb.

O- My least favorite offering from Tyranena so far.

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Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 273 ratings
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