burg326 (2707) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
64 ounce growlerr from my boss, poured a dark cola brown color withh aromas of light peppers, lighht vanilla and a touch of roasted malt. Flavors are light, some light peppers in the aftertaste, also some cola. Interesting beer, lightly carbonated.
shadey (1815) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black shiny pour. Little head. Burnt malt flavor. A little watery. Okay. Burnt is the primary flavor.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4688-20120817] Growler. Sweetened caramel toasted malt aroma. Clear, dark brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Toasted caramelized malt flavour has a hint of a chili spice to it. Medium body. Interesting to sample. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared at Campground Brewdown. Poured a dark brown center with red/brown edges and a small tight foamy light beige head. Aroma had a slight hint of diacytel, vanilla, oak, chocolate, dark toast, vanilla extract. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and slight heat on the end from the peppers. Flavor of chocolate, light bourbon, small hint of vanilla, lightly burnt toast. Overall it’s meh, think they just had too much going on with this one.
bmac01 (6) - Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Surprisingly good. My experience with "pepper" beers has not always been pleasant, but this one is not overpowering. Had it on tap at the Craggie Brewery in Asheville. Dark brown with quickly evaporating beige head. Nice taste without a bad burn. Definitely worth the try.
nuplastikk (3817) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An odd one. No longer using Belgian yeast. Habanero burn,sort of owns the beer. Mellow malty chocolate background never gets past the spicy pepper tastes. Oily, pepper porter. OK.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a deep brown body with tan lacing. Aroma is roast and caramel malts. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of spice, roast, toasted caramel malts and light pepper.
maxwelldeux (2694) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft in a flight at the brewpub. Really impressive, actually. Great roasting and smoke from the chipotle which really made it inviting. Glad I found this one.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012-08-17. Dark brown with a small tan head. 3+ Mild roast aroma, dark malt, muted pepper notes? 6+ Flavour is odd, dry dusty malt, modest burny pepper. 6+ Average bodied palate. Meh, okay less offensive than I expected since neither bourbon nor chipotle are amongst my favorite things.. Growler, Campground Brewdown 2012
zizzybalubba (1253) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Dark brown cola-like pour with a quickly fading khaki head. Aroma of light smoke, chocolate, and roasted coffee. The flavor is what you would expect from a porter: obvious dark chocolate and coffee with some smokiness on the finish. As far as the bourbon oak chips they add a bit to the flavor in terms of the oak but the bourbon is nowhere to be found. There is just a bit of heat from the chipotle that builds in intensity ever so slightly with each sip. An average to just above average porter.