jmccdo (1) - - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at mellow mushroom in greensboro, nc. Smokey, spicy. Made my nose run a little. Nice treat!
imgod945 (2) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this at The Hop at Beacon, NY...Went really well with their food offerings.
The spicy kick was great...and the beer, though dark, was easier to drink than we expected.
Got a growler to go, as I am not sure where to fine it in NYC
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a chocolate, treacle and pepper aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with just the right amount of heat.
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with a slight pepper aroma. Taste is peppers with a slight roastyness
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours quite black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is slightly smoky. Med body. Flavor is smoky with chili burn. Mild dark malt. Some chocolate. Finishes sort of smoky, spicy, subdued baking chocolate. Strongly flavored. Good stuff.
dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Old Grove. Pours a dark brown caramel color and a minimal espresso head. Aroma is heavy chipotle and cocoa. Taste is semi sweet with a heavy dose of chipotle and adobo. Thinner bodied and a touch dry. Good, but I wish it were a tad sweeter. I love the heat level, which is probably toouch for most people. There is never a doubt whether Ballast Point uses chili peppers.
Ktwse (1234) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of coffee and tons of chipotle, some german sausage and smoke. Taste is an onslaught of chipotle and peppers with coffee bitterness looming in the background. Body is light with soft carbonation.
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kryon (1032) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste is dark brown with no head
Aromas of chipotle, coffee, medwurst, chocolate
Taste has brown sugar, chipotle, chocolate, dark malts
Too low bodied but overall quite ok
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GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, CA. Pours a opaque deep cola with red highlights. Nose at first is all roasted jalapeño then gains some licorice and cherry. Savory and rich. Big impending heat in the nose. Taste at first is ridiculously thin for porter, more brown ale. Licorice and anise bite at the beginning gets obliterated by hefty jalapeño that is powerful and lingering without any saving hop balance. Harder to drink than Naga Chili Dorado DIPA.
Zymurgeist2 (739) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Massive amounts of smoke and peppers. The chipotle really shines here. Porter is a little lost in the beer, but still an excellent brew.