gilkesjm (8) - Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
1.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Chocolate, coffee, aroma that is quite complex. However this does not match the taste that is quite sour. Not so tasty.
joshwoodward (572) - - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a glass of this from a bottle at the Arbor Brewing Company sours & fruits tasting. Didn’t take formal notes. Pepper, spicy, dark.
Mittenator (1567) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firkin sample at MiWBF 14. I was a bit disappointed in this. Didn’t get a lot from the cocoa nibs and the pepper was a little heavy at the end. A bit of a gritty mouthfeel.
rumproasts (3774) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap. Near black with small head. Thick stout with some coffee and bourbon barrel. I also pick up some strange pepperiness that makes more sense now that I see the reference to Chipotle peppers. I’ve had a lot better barrel aged stouts.
alliance100 (945) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a murky dark brown . Some faint bourbon aromas but mostly espresso and chilies . Medium pepper spice with Italian espresso . Pretty good .
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mikem409 (1800) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. pours murky brown very nice tan head. bummer it turned out to be a sour. funky aroma and taste no coffee/vanilla or peppers
jcartamdg (2358) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black with a aroma of peppers and roast. Taste is tart and roasty. The peppers shine forth. Tart yet spicy. Interesting. Not bad.
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Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled provided by jale. Thanks, Jim!
Pours a very dark brown color with a half-finger of mocha head and a few bubbles on top as it goes down. The nose brought a lot of roast character and coffee. Nothing too extreme, but it worked out quite well.
The flavor added in a few other components, with the chipotle becoming present here along with a touch of chocolate. The roast character is still prominent along with the coffee. The feel is where the chipotle really comes in, bringing a spicy note that I didn’t really feel complemented the all flavors all that well in its extremity. Toning it down a bit would definitely help blend the flavors quite a bit more.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-07-2010
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Jale...Pours an ugly dark brown, amber hints. Light tan head doesn’t show me much...Aroma of chocolate, and a little chipotle heat, not much going on...The taste is just wrong, this is more of the aroma but not a good combination for some reason. I didn’t drink much of this, nor did the 7 other of us as there was still half a bottle left at the end of the night.
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ slow bbq. this is much better than arbor’s regular espresso love, which i think tastes like crap. a bit thin, just like the regular love, but much tastier. the peppery taste is certainly present. not something i’d want again, but it was decent.