Alengrin (1330) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoked porter spiced with chilli, with thin light beige head and black colour. Strong smoked bacon and charcoal in the nose, bitter chocolate, candied orange, coffee grounds, peat. Taste dominated by smokiness, malt sweetness in the background, peaty, charcoal, oily mouthfeel, dry with peppery bitterness in the finish which I suppose represents the chilli. Actually very good, at least a big personality.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Samís, Durham. Thick dark brown pour, firm cream-colored head. Nose of potent spice and chocolate. Mouthfeel pretty lush, with a nice (but not overly assertive) bite on the palate. Initially off-putting was a tart note, but the more you get into the beer the more it felt kind of like Texas Pete or some kind of sensible addition to the beer. Not bad.
Dedollewaitor (13901) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ FanÝ Bryghus. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Roast, pepper, ash and smoked malts. Fruity acidic with some chili sneaking up. Warmth . .
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chopp. Black colour, medium light brown head. Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate and dark fruit. Good mouthfeel. Flavour: Roasted malt, good sweetness not too much, coffee and chocolate, good bitterness, nice chili light burn in the finish.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a brown head. Smoke aroma. Red fruit and chilli flavor with smoke. Medium bodied. Red fruit and chilli lingers with lighter smoke.
ACHops (675) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Urban Family. Pours deep dark brown with thick mocha head. Aroma is smoke and ancho chiles. Peppers dominate the taste, almost salty aftertaste. Thin cocoa malt is tasty but completely overwhelmed by the pepper. I love spice, so this isnít terrible, but could stand to be balanced out a bit.
MadRobin (1901) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 On tap at Friscoe Grille & Taproom in Columbia, MD.
Opaque, near black with brown head and fair lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, smoke, roasted coffee, sweet dark malts and chipotle peppers. The chipotle peppers are obvious but stay in the background.
Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, sweet dark malts, molasses and hot smoked peppers. Again, the chipotle peppers are obvious but stay in the background.
Medium/full body, medium carbonation with a creamy, smooth mouthfeel.
Finally, a hot pepper beer that you can enjoy without burning out your palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Travlr (11269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of FrumptyDumpty, thanks! This one had just the right amount of smoke and chili, nicely balanced.
Oakes (12429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown. Smells like ancho, aji panca and more complex pepper stuff - more than the beer actually is apparently. Yeah, I love the chile complexity and earthiness. The rest of the beer I canít weigh in on, I was just rocking the chiles.
brokensail (10822) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown in color with an off-white head. Woah, intense nose on this! Super heavy on the smoke and chipotle aroma with a smell thatís almost reminiscent of the fire from charcoal on a grill. A bit of burnt wood and roast, too. The flavor is quite spicy and has sort of a hot sauce/BBQ sauce feel to it. A touch fruity from the peppers and a lot of roast and smoke. One of the more intense chili beers Iíve had.