Gachupines (1231) - USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee with notes of chocolate. Flavor is intense, surprised this isn’t a stronger beer. Strong roasted coffee bitterness mellowed out with a sweet dark chocolate finish. Finish was fairly mild then there’s just a slight pepper bite in the finish. Smokey throughout and aftertaste is rich but not cloying. Impressive beer, well worth finding.
AleRider78 (510) - - JUL 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Purchased November 2014. Pours an average size frothy brownish head and has a dark brown appearance with sediments quite visible. Lacing is ok. Aromas of chocolate, hints of coffee and vanilla. Very subtle spice notes. Flavours are mostly roasted malts, some notes of coffee, peppery, subtle mocha hints. The chipotle is sort of evident, a bit more in the finish. Also a bit more as it warms up. Drying sensation on the palate. Quite enjoyable.
Marko (4766) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chipotle Porter. On tap at Craft Room. Pitch black body with a brown-grey lasting small head. Chocolate and peppers in the aroma, herbal, nice! Dry chocolate, caramel, strong taste, ashy and miky, milk chocolate, milk caramel and peppers. Damn this is good! Full and heavy, slightly on the cloying side, but not much. Superb beer!
sjogro (2202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Richard’s. Black with dark tan head. Roasted chocolate malts, smoke, smoked and grilled paprika, peppers. Medium sweet, medium spicy (in the beginning -- increasing rapidly), mild chocolate bitter. Medium body, low carbonation. Quite hoppy and chocolatey. The spiciness takes over rapidly but remains at a pleasant level. Nice stuff.
Maakun (3106) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Black with light brown head. Coffee, raw cocoa, roasted barley, light smoke, quite earthy. Light to medium chili burn in the finish. Medium roasted bitter and light sweet. Medium bodied.
Metalchopz (3020) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to AleRider78 for sharing this one (as I could not find this one back in late 2014). Dark brown colour with loads of chipotle spices floating all around. Beautiful creamy mocha head with good retention and awesome lacing. Roasted malt aromas with some dark fruity notes and hints of the burnt spices. The roasted malt is quite present in the taste again with some nice bitterness in the end. The chipotle warms the mouth in the aftertaste. Glad I could try this.
gormio (12) - FINLAND - JUN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tummaa portteria. Tuoksu melko mieto, vähän savuinen. Maku maltainen, savuinen, makea. Lopuksi chili potkaisee kivasti ja lasillisen jälkeen jo oikein tuntuvasti.
Scrumpy369 (322) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pitch black colour, medium brown head with good retention. Nose is roasted malts with cocoa. Taste is cocoa, roasted malts, light coffee and definitve chili in the aftertaste, but not too harsh, just like a chocholate with chili. Lovely.
brewtalita (210) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jetblack, red brickish head. Aroma roasty, chocolate notes. Palate thick, creamy, low carbonation. Coffee, roastiness, dark caramel. Very hot finish from the chillies with a hint of smoke. Good.
GarageTim (1) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2016 does not count
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I can’t believe this beer was rated so highly by people. I ordered it because of the ratings. It tastes like liquid smoke. I think it would make a good marinade for chicken, but as a beverage, it was so heavy I found it unbearable and didn’t even finish it, despite having paid too much for it. And my burps tasted even worse.
nazbion (276) - Tübingen, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Chinaski Lavapiés, Madrid. Pours deep black with creamy brown head. Aroma of coffee, toasted malts, molasses. Taste is sweet and spicy, light bitter. Full bodied, soft carbonation.