savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ CB. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, jalapeno, smooth smoke and some coffee. Flavor is semi-sweet chocolate, smoke and a light pepper heat. Medium body with a long spicy finish. Great beer, they found a nice balance with the porter, smoke character and chili heat.
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear very dark borwn colour with s medium tall brown head; aroma of smoke, peat, earth; earthy an smoky flavour with a medium long sour finish; interesting
tmongoose (1090) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft and pours a darkish brown with off white head. the aroma is smoke. I like smoke. get some roasted malts and smoke. the flavor is more of the same and I was wondering where the jalapeno is until is burped and there it was...not much in the initial flavor but on the back end you get a little bit of the pepper burn. as for a smoke beer its decent and pretty middle of the road. but nothing else.
Tmoney99 (10091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured hazy dark brown with an average tan frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy smoke malt and roasted peppers aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet smoked flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex good beer.
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in a sampler at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a cloudy brown with amber edges and a small beige head. Aroma of smoked malts, jalapeño and chipotle peppers, toast, leather, and tobacco. Flavor of the same malts and peppers and tobacco. Man, the peppers are subtle and so is the smoke. So well-balanced. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Drinks like a liquid version of your grandpa’s jacket he wore to the bar when he got home from the war. Fucking manly.
b3shine (4447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a fairly transparent dark brown with thin light beige lacing. Smells solid; smoke, malt, and nuttiness balanced well with the spice from the jalapeños. Tastes like it smells, only not quite as balanced. Solid on the palate. Not bad.
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Pretty much totally clear brown color. Little khaki head, couple dots and bits of lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Great milk chocolate, light roast, and the perfect amount of jalapeno kick. Lighter to medium bitter taste, moderate sweet, and a good jalapeno spicy kick. Not anywhere near being too spicy or bothersome, probably more sweet than spicy really, but definitely enough to be a notable component of the flavor profile. Comprises of maybe 25% of the flavor, the spiciness does. A well-done jalapeno porter.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of peppers, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, smoked meats, plenty of pepper, roasted nuts. Peppery but not too hot. Complex and delicious.
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Pours a clear dark brown with short light caramel colored head. Strong chili pepper nose. Wet mouthfeel that gets progressively astringent, but not remarkably so. Very smoky with a remarkable jalapeño flavor. I’m a shoe for chili beers.
mattwilliams81 (33) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, full-bodied beer. Aroma is of fresh jalapeños. More fresh jalapeño in the taste, but with lots of smokiness and roasted malts. Spiciness was there but was fairly subdued considering the big jalapeño flavor. Interesting, good with my food, a bit much by itself.
rlpeeler (77) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Dark with light brown head. Taste is fresh with smoke predominate. No pepper start but a pleasant tingle at the end. Entertaining and not bad at all.