Tyranena Benjis Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter

Tyranena Benjis Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter

Rated 3.683 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Tyranena Brewing Company, LLC

Lake Mills, WI, United States

Style:  Imperial Porter

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ID: 34352 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank1200
Overall Percentile97.8
Style Rank34 of 335
Style Percentile89.9
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.911
Weighted Score3.683
Standard Deviation0.232

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours opaque dark chocolate brown with a thin light tan head. aroma presents smoky malt, coffee and semi-sweet ho oblate notes. Flavor delivers vegetable, chocolate, roast malt and subtle pepper tones. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat firm, rather fizzy. Go wild!

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Glad to see this back on the market, I missed it when it was out last time. Really a great imperial porter with moderate smoke and only a touch of chili pepper. A bit aggressive on the roast, not a bad thing, just wasn't expecting it.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Another fine Wisconsin beer from pfoxyjohn and Tyranena: this one pours mahogany black with minimal head but a nice tan ring throughout leaving some draped lacing. Nice smoky and toasted malt aroma with an ample dose of smoke and just a hint of bacon and chilies. Taste is slightly smoky upfront with a bit of toasted malts, some bitter cocoa and java, a hint of meat, then the spice of the chipotle near the end and a very slight bitter linger. Awesome porter, paired with my spicy chili dinner, was an excellent choice. Tyranena rarely disappoints. PfoxyJohn NEVER disappoints - huge thanks for this tasty treat.

  • SINGLEMALTER 229 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    IMHO, it's tough to find a really fine American-brewed Porter. There's too much dicking around with the style, instead of just going with the trad recipe that made stout's little brother such a huge winner in English brewing tradition. That noted, I must say this is a creative effort, albeit in a decidedly non-traditional fashion. My bottle poured pitch-black, but with zero head, hence the low appearance score. Smokey, roasted malt aroma, concealing the peppery notes to be discovered on the tongue. A tad thinnish in mouthfeel, but a satisfying and rich flavor, with that unmistakable snap of chipotle, one of my favorite peppers. At 7.50% ABV, this ale could be a "sneak-up-and-bite-ya" pleasure, and be sure to let it warm up a bit. This is not meant to be a lawnmower man's cool refreshment!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    the last porter i had w/chipotle peppers was a little much, so i was sondering about this going in, but it was done very very well. another courtesy trade w/pfoxyjohn...and another winner. the peppers were hidden at first but came out nicely as the beer warmed, without ever being overpowering. aroma of smoke, rich chocolate and peppers. very dark brew. big full body...almost oily. smooth and rich. dry and smoky flavor, sweet from the chocolate and malts, pepper in the finish. a tasty treat.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Scored a single while bottle shopping in Indiana. Black/brown body, tan cap and splotchy lacing make for a fine appearance. Awesome aromas of coffee, salted and lightly smoked meats, chocolate and fresh cut peppers. Full bodied, mildly sweet and has the right amount of smoky malt. Upfront peppery spice mixed with wood and smoke. Hints of coffee with cream, chocolate and roasted nuts. Spicy, smoky and all around enjoyable.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pour is black, like motor oil with a sticky off-white head. I had a hard time finding the chilis in the aroma--all I got was smoke and roasted malts. Smoke makes way in the taste for the roasted malts with a slightly spicy finish. Don't think I could drink an entire bottle by myself (shared this one with 2 other people).

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled on draught: It poured an opaque black colour with a medium sized tan head. Fairly good retention, left behind plenty of sticky tan coloured lacing. A smokey nose- chipotle, toast and and some bbq notes. Wicked creamy mouthfeel, chewy at times- caramel, coffee and black licorice flavours. Will we see this in bottles? I hope so. Really tastey.

  • PFOXYJOHN 676 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Benji's gone to California but he left behind this last, noble effort to be enjoyed on tap at Tyranena's tasting room. Not a novelty beer in the slightest, this brew is truly exceptional. Pours an opaque jet-black with a thin creamy brown head with light fluffy lace. The nose is softly pungent with wafts of sharp smoked chilies. The mouthfeel is full and smooth and continues to mellow through the latent smokey finish. The flavors are complex and superbly balanced. Most of the taste and aroma come from the chipotle peppers, supplying a tingly sharpness without noticeable heat. There is also a smoothness and smokey-sweetness from the substantial malt foundation, and an edgy bitterness to the finish. Extremely flavorful but eminently drinkable, I was happy to down a few of these in rapid succession. Au revoir et merci, Benji!

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