PhillyCraft (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Port bottleshop. Pours a dark dark brown, almost black with small creamy head and tan lacing. Aromas of roasty malt, chocolate, mocha, cinnamon, coffee bean. Taste is smooth milk chocolate overall, but with peppery undertone and cinnamon aftertaste left in the mouth. This stout did a great job at limiting the heat from the peppers. Very good chipotle stout.
jtclockwork (5099) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Peter! Pours black. Light tan head. Nose/taste of burnt coffee, mocha, toasted black malts and very light chipotle peppers. Body is thin and weak. Slightly dry bitter chocolate finish. Peppers are barely noticeable in the background.
BobbyAnalog (250) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes of burnt bacon and crushed peppers. Surprisingly, when dashed with a hint of coffee and a fleeting pinch of chocolate, this stout isnít nearly as bad as it should be. The aftertaste is pretty plump with complexity, the color is pitch black, the brown laced head is negligible. Middle of the road if not slightly above it.
Pastor (776) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I feel lucky I got this brew in a BIF then the guy decided to stop shipping brew out on his other commitmentsí. So here is to all you guys who got the short in of the stick. I hope the senders brews the sender got all were infected and drain pours. I split this glass with friends and poured into snifters we were greeted with big old tan head that didnít quit, on top of a black bodied brew.
The aroma of rich dark coffee dominates this brew with a slight chipotle coming up in the back end. In the taste department you get a lot of coffee at first. I think if this was marketed as a coffee brew alone it would be fantastic but the chili pepper is under done a bit. There was some but I really had to think about it to pick it out. I think it just needs a touch more chili the concept was great but it didnít quite come thru for me.
Serving type: bottle
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bootleggers enjoyed with Damian and Vivian. Pours out a dark coca cola brown with an inch of tan head. Smells of fresh brewed coffee with hints of chocolate malts and caramel. Very faint hints of the peppers. Medium mouth feel which finishes niceley. I wouldnít mind if this was a little thicker and bolder.Hopefully Bootleggers will continue to produce some unique kraft brews.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from south bay back in october. pours dark brown, almost black, with a solid, one-finger, light beige head with smooth lacing. aroma is very nice with fresh, roasted coffee, smooth milk chocolate, toast, and a hint of smoke with subtle touches of caramel and the slightest trace of chipotle. flavor is damn tasty as well with, fresh, bitter, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and subtle dark fruits backed by notes of vanilla, smoke, and earth with nary a whisper of chipotle peppers. palate is smooth and creamy, almost like a frappe, with light carbonation and a dry, sweet, roasted finish. overall, a tasty stout.
BMan1113VR (7379) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a hazed deep brown body and a tan head. Aromas of spice, vegetal, pinto beans, chipotle, chocolate and bacon. Flavors are spicy, coffee beans, bitter and earthy. Lively bubbles with a touch of spice.
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2009 Total Score: 3.4
On tap. Pours with a small, tan head and a black body. Aroma of coffee, metal, bitter baking chocolate and vanilla been. Taste is strong bitter, and very dry, lightly smokey roasted coffee with chocolate and an odd hint of burn...did not know that this was a pepper beer. Creamy mouthfeel butt an dry burning finish. Decent but as far as LA area coffee beers, Requiem from Gentleman Scholar takes the cake!
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocoalte, roast and an odd new hose smell. Flavor starts with the roast, then leads to a bit of spice and some coffee and chocolate and then the spice hits again. Nice stuff.
daleharshman (791) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bought a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($5.99). Pours a dark cola brown with about one finger of fizzy brown head that quickly dissipates into nothingness. Aroma of coffee, campfire smoke, and a little chocolate. Unfortunately, thereís also a little bit of very strange perfume-soap aroma as well...not sure where that came from. Flavor is smooth roasted coffee, some peppery-acidity (but no real heat), and lesser notes of chocolate and ash. Creamy mouthfeel and very low carbonation. Pleasant overall and the coffee is good, but where are the chipotles? Other than imparting a small amount of smokiness (mainly in the nose), the chipotles are not very perceptible and certainly do not add any heat. (74, 477)
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
slight black, cloudy brown on the edges in the light. Nice thick foamy head. sinks to a heavy lacing around the galss with coud bursts through the middle with some larger bubbles sitting on the top.
First smell hits with chocolate and splashes of coffee. I smell a bit of smokiness iím guessing from the chipotles.
I take my first drink, it rolls over the tongue smooth and bubbly.
There is a nice spiciness througout the sip, not overpoweringly hot, just a nice bit of heat. I love the blend of flavors. touches of cofffee, bits of malt, chocolate, and that smokiness from the chipotle. This is extremely well balanced
the beer isntí thick and doesnít have an alcohol punch. its pretty easy drinking because nothing is extreme.
This would go great with Chicken Molť. I canít think of anything else in this world that this beer would taste better with.