Gachupines (914) - 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.
Bendrixian (1134) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from LCBO. pours a jet black colour. Rich mocha/toffee aroma showing a hint of paprika spice. On the palate it drinks like a stout but has a certain chilli powdery spice and flavour profile. Sports a decent length and quite a good range of flavours this is a very interesting brew. Would love to try the barrel aged versions!
deepeary (133) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours black with mocha head. Smells like rich coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is really good, chocolate and coffee. Cocoa finish with a subtle but present chili spice. Well done.
4theluvofbeer (95) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark mahogany pour. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, smoke and roasted malts. The aromas flow into the taste. The flavor lingers with a bit of chilli heat. A very good beer!
hangunder (243) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells great, dark malts, chocolate sweetness a hint of spice. Beautiful appearance, thick rich chocolate colored head, otherwise completely black. Tastes delicious as well, upfront creamy rich dark malts, soy sauce and finishes with smoky chipotle peppers. A lingering spicyness on the back of the throat and a chocolate aftertaste. Creamy, thick bodied with an average carbonation. Great spicy beer.
Sublirony (18) - SINGAPORE - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass. Pours beautiful jet black; good head and lacing. Full in the mouth; tastes like a stout initially--molasses, prunes, then the fire comes on the follow-through and finish. As others have said, the chili works very well: excellent balance. Delicious. Would've scored even better if it tasted more like a porter.
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TheJester (1918) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle. Pours stout brown with as dark a head as I’ve ever seen. The head persists and laces nicely. A rare 5. Nothing particularly noteworthy about the aroma - it smells like a stout. But the use of the chipotle in the flavour is perfect - you get the heat, which balances the bitter roast beautifully, without the vegetal note you often get with this style. The heat also fills out the body. Very well done.
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a large, fluffy light brown head that remains and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose has big notes of charred malts, chipotle, smoked malts and espresso, paired with just a touch of herbal hops. The flavour is moderately sweet up front with chocolate malty notes and touches of earth and herbal hops. A distinct spiciness enters in the middle and builds towards the finish, imparting a mild chill heat. In the background, roasted malts, chocolate and perhaps a touch of espresso continue to develop, along with soft herbal hops. The finish is long and roasty, with a mild spiciness. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, a nice stouty ale with a significant peppery accent. The pepper is a bit too much for my taste, and I’d be intrigued to try the base without the chipotle. 2014-10-14
luser2000 (46) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ez a Chili milyen jó benne, egész különleges lesz t?le az alaplé. Ízlett, jöhet még.
chris__hartley (276) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours deep dark mahogany and opaque; the head is mocha-coloured and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: toffee, chocolate, wood-smoke, minerality (charred pepper skin). The taste is medium-lightly spicy, it is dry and with a slight bitterness; there are notes of: stewed peppers (vegetable notes), charred and smoked jalapenos (which really shine through in the taste), cocoa powder, and black pepper. The palate is meidum bodied, has light carbonation, has an oily texture, and a long finish. Overall, a very unique beer that isn’t a novelty - it’s genuinely interesting.
lbfigueira (10) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorites from mikkeller. Dark brown with brown heaf.Roasted malt cofee and spicy