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Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Chipotle Dark Ale
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Our Chipotle Dark Ale begins with aromas of smoke and pepper. Dark chocolate sweetness greets the palate, but is quickly overcome by smoke, spice, roast, and citrus hop notes. It finishes with a peppery spice and subtle lingering heat that builds with each sip. Specialty Malts: Chocolate, Extra Special (Caramel/Roasted Malt Hybrid), Cara-Pils. Hops: Warrior and Centennial. Specialty Ingredients: Chipotle Peppers.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Draft. Almost black, massive fluffy beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of prppery cocoa powder. The chilis hit quickly in the taste, but they’re adequately balanced by the roastiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
Keg at BrewDog Shoreditch - London. So I am not positive this is the proper entry; beer is written as ’Flying Dog Chipotle Brown Ale 10%’. Pours dark but clear red-brown with a moderate, creamy tan head. Sugary dark malt nose, hints of dark, piney hops. Medium to big sweet flavor, some dark bread, cocoa, faint roast, light bitterness. Medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. The pepper heat hits in the finish. It is a decent burn but not overpowering. There is a bit more light cocoa, faint burnt pine. The flavor is actually pretty wimpy given the ABV, and the palate is a bit thin. Ao so overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9704) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Tap at Rustico. Pours clear black with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is chipotle peppers, pine, resin, and grapefruit hops with roast malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting malt, dark fruity esters, spicy chipotle peppers and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Tap at CK. Clear, deep red highlights on a dark near black pour. Huge tan lace. Hot pepper aroma/chipotle chocolate with mild chemical. Taste is herbal, a good dose of capsaicin heat, dark chocolate, lemon. Long, moderately spicy finish with some dirt and soil. Still very drinkable and still stout in body. Herbal bitterness is odd though. Palate is not so thick with some chalkiness. Pepper heat is not overwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4656) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Draft. Poured a pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma was some light smoke notes, a touch roasted pepper, dark malts. Flavor was mostly roasted malts, but there was a touch of smoke and then a lasting note of subtle spices throughout the beer. I really like spicy things, so it could have probably amped it up just a touch to bring out more peppery notes, but it was still pretty enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4351) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
This one poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of light chilies, medium roast, and light green herbal hops. Flavor was a nice blend of bitterness between light chili heat, some earthy hops, and medium roast with light choclate in the back to balance it out. Nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
On tap at the Knick. Mild chocolate nose, roasted and slightly burnt malt. A hint of earthy-fruity-smoky chipotle with no discernible hop presence. Dark rusty red-brown opaque with creamy light tan lacing head. Medium watery body with vigorous carbonation. Nice dry porter to start, with light carbonic bite, a hint of heat. Earthy and fruity pepper character. Chocolate and roasted malt, light hop bitterness with smooth peppery bitter after.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
On draft at Churchkey DC on innauguration night. Pours black with a tan head. Toasted malt in the nose. Strong chili flavors. Not for the feint of heart.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (2149) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Spicy and delicious. Full of flavor. I would make it my last beer of the day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1947) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 27, 2013
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD. Opaque, very dark brown with tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, hot peppers, raisins and chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, spicy chipotle peppers, chocolate and sweet dark fruit. Lots of chipotle flavor but not too much fire. The hot pepper burn comes through at the finish, after you have enjoyed the other flavors. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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