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Benji's Smoked Chipolte Imperial Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company

Benji's Smoked Chipolte Imperial Porter

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Overall: 9.30/10 by 1 dude

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Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

ABV: 7.50%

Season: One-time

Have Another: 100%

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  • Color: Black
  • Poured opaque with a nice looking brown, two finger foam. Retention was outstanding leaving a nice solid covering over my beer. As it receded it also became creamy and thick to the eye. Lacing was thick but not lasting.

    Aroma is solid for a porter: roasted, chocolate with a side of smoke and even coffee. Toffee and bread malt add to the complexity. Even a touch of chili character eventually comes through too.

    Taste is just a complex and big as the aroma. The foam, as it touches your lips, adds a nice creaminess up front. Sweet caramel and toffee notes meet the tongue first followed by a wave of bread and smoke. The smoke character I would describe as peat and about as perfect a compliment to the beer as can ever be expected. A bit of spice and bitterness into the end and finish. The finish rounds out with some heat: I think from both the alcohol and chilis. It warms, even in the stomach.

    This is quite a big beer with a mild carbonation that is accented by the creaminess of the foam.

    This is top notch. I don't care for smokey beers but this one did it perfectly, as not to be an annoyance. Big, chewy, and outstanding. I didn't think this was going to win me over so I only bought one. Yeah, one. Egghead. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 20:08:19
  • Tasted: Thursday, August 12, 2010
  • $2.49 for 12 oz. bottle