altonbrownd (4618) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. I was resisting trying this beer, leaving it for last, as I’m no fan of the style and chili in a porter just seems weird. But very pleasantly surprised. Dark black body with thin tan head. Nose is malts, molasses and licorice. Taste is similar with molasses and licorice. Slightly watery texture. Chili is well done, not overpowering at all. Warming finish.
kappldav123 (4596) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to WillemsUrenkel for that bottle. Looks really good. Beer in the glass dark black, nice head. Amazing aroma, warming-malty, stouty, a bit smokey. Starts intense malty, stouty, earthy. Gets milder and milder, but not washy, still soft-malty with some earthy-smokey notes. I like that beer!
Borresteijn (4410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Almost black colour, beige head. Aroma of sweet soy sauce, hard roasted malts, some green chili/paprika, bit of caramel. Flavour is medium sweet, milk chocolate, hard roasted malts, some sweet soy sauce, light peppery hard roasted finish. Light bodied, full carbonation. Decent porter.
kermis (4293) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at ABC Beers. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of chocolate, light chilli, roasted malt and cerial. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter, with the chilli warming in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Countbeer (4072) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized darker beige light brown colored foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aroma has some good notes of oatmeal, roast, dust, chalk, coffee and chocolate.
Flavour has notes of dust, coal, roast, coffee, some chocolate, yeast, nuts, porridge, some coffee beans and malt toast with bitters and a light light spicy touch... Now we know...
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, cacoa, malt toast, light hint of something spicy and some dusty coffee tones.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller bodied and a creamy texture.
If I didn’t know about the pepper I wouldn’t have guessed it either. The pepper is not noticeable, but than again I love spicy food. Next to that it’s a decent beer, an absolutely for 4% ABV! Well done!
Bullit (3859) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ De Drie Dorstige Herten. Black colour, tan head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, bit of oats. Flavour is roasted malts, only a bit of chili hotness, chocolate. Medium bitter finish.
Cuso (3823) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of bierkoning. Black color with thick long lasting beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, toffee,chilli. Taste, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice and chilli in very light way. Long coffee bitter finish. Surprisingly rich taste for 4,0 %. I was afraid of chilli, but this is very tasty beer.
Nisse666 (3791) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from supertrader MrHangover cons 2013-09-17 Göteborg
AR: lovely coffee and dark chocolate
AP: dark brown body dark ruby rim, fluffy nougat brown head
F: roasted malt, coffey, the chilli is comming lurking and finishes of pretty strong, metallic and one dimensioned, thin body - watery feeling
jmgreenuk (3591) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Rooie Dop, Utrecht at the RBESG 2013 opening night. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin off-white head. The aroma is dry dusty yeast. The flavour is medium bitter, spicy with liqourice. The chili is there but it adds to the flavour without dominating.
ClubGonzo (3526) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Bierkonig. A 4 % ABV chili porter? This could be interesting... Pours a jet black body with a medium creamy beige head. Nose is licorice, dark malts, chocolate and hints of leather. And perhaps a slight chili sensation tingling in the background, which I’m honestly not sure whether or not I would have caught if it wasn’t for my prior knowledge that this actually is a chili beer. The same goes for the taste: chocolate, leather, coffee and hints of licorice, with some kind of faint chili burn sensation far, far in the back. Some spice burn seem to come early in the palate; the body is medium but the carbonation is slightly fizzy and the bubbles seem to carry a bit of chili with them, but for the same reason as stated earlier, it’s hard to tell. Nevertheless, a nice porter - particularly for the low ABV. I only wish for a tiny bit more chili.