lehueve (9) - Calexico, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a half o finger head. Aroma is smokey, coffee, some chocolate but not too much chipotles. In the taste I get some roasted coffee, smoke and a hint of chipotles in the end but not overpowering. No alcohol feel on this one. The body is medium to light, more like a Porter that a Stout. Overall, is a good beer but needs more complexity. More Coffee and chipotles would do it for me.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black, and has a rim of light tan foam and quite a bit of clarity. Smells of herbal hops, some some, some soily dust, bits of coffee and some cardboard. Taste is empty, watered down stout with toasted and roated malts, some coffee, a little too much smoke flavor, some hints of coconut and weedy. Mouth is empty with alittle too hi carb and an off dry finish. Okay beer. My wife really dug it so she drank most of the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/23/13. 22oz bottle. Black pour with a small khaki head. Roast aroma, very dry, plenty of coffee. Really rich toasty flavor, plenty of coffee, a lingering smoky heat. Bits of cream and milk chocolate. Tasty!
rdixon77 (1606) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice cola brown color with off white ring. Lots of chocolate and heat in the nose. Toasty malts, chilis, and bitter coffee. Pretty well balanced. A little to carbonated for me.
Itzjerm (1769) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didn't notice chilies. Very very subtle. Toasted prominent. No aroma nice lasting head. In general not to exciting.
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want1DIPA (227) - - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Great coffee aroma blended with a kick of heat at the end. A near perfectly blended coffee pepper stout. Ha!
ryanfolty (2139) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 9, 2013 - bottle via trade. Dark brown pour with limited head. Roasted malt with spice and peppers in aroma and taste. Little bit thin in the palate.
merc7186 (2653) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Black Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Minimal Lacing
S: Peppers, Coffee
T: Coffee, Peppers
M: Great Carbonation, Full Bodied, Spicy
Overall, barrel aged was much better but this has a nice pepper spiciness to it.
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma its lacking a little but get coffee and roast, appearance is dark with little head, taste is coffee with peppers, palate is slight burn which is pleasant.
ineedbeer (1297) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is initially very toasty buy as it warms the chipotle becomes rather noticeable. Light coffee note that was stronger when the beer was cold. Medium low chocolate aromas.
Pours dark brown, almost black with a moderately thick tan head that has decent retention but does end up disappearing to the sides. No lacing or legs.
Flavor has an initial sweet chocolate note that turns more toasty. Mid palate you get a nice coffee note, not too strong but instead more of a background note. The finish has a bit of chocolate and a light chipotle flavor. Some lingering spice in the finish - not too strong but definitely noticeable.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth, though there is some warmth from the peppers.
Overall a fairly well balanced stout that is on the smaller side compared to what most people release these days. The chipotle is well balanced and adds background flavor and aroma without kicking your palate’s ass. The coffee is a bit on the faint side for my preferences.