Pipeworks – Chipotle Smoked Porter – 5.5 out of 7


If there ever was a chance for a Pipeworks success, this was it. After delivering 3 consecutive shelf turds, Pipeworks finally stumbles across a working recipe. And my state of mind was primed to like just about anything after 10 hours of digging in my backyard. No breaks, not even a lunch, just out there digging, trying to beat the rain, which never came. So after the sun set, to relax, I came in and got out this beer. It smelled of smoke as soon as I opened it. Along with nice malty smoked porter smells, chipotle notes wafted around in this dark and thin beer. Not much head rose to the top, which doesn’t bother me a bit, and not much sediment in the bottom which the back label had warned me about (I find that polite). This is a good chili spicy porter, but not too spicy. I’m not about to dump a gallon of milk over my face, not even close, but this is the hottest beer I’ve ever had. I’m glad I finally got a good beer from this company, I was preparing to banish them from the Ministry. I even added a heat metric on the chart. Now, if they could only make this beer twice… Overall smokestack metric = 5.5 smokestacks (out of 7). And one more thing, Happy Birthday Owen.

Brewer Pipeworks
Beer Name Chipotle Smoked Porter
Brewer’s Description 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.
Food Pairings Giant hunk of smoked meat and a big ass bon fire on a cold night
Brewery Location Chicago, IL
Alcohol content by volume 7.75%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 20
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 5.8
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 4.8
Sausage detection? Y or N Y
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 3.5
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 3
Spiciness 1 – 7 (mild – painful) 5.8
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 5.5

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About SmokeBeerMinistry

I like beers that taste like smoke.
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