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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
charule (1156) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draught. Rich dark color with tan head. Pleasant taste with mild spice in the end. Will have again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1929) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Keg at BD Shoreditch as "Chipotle Brown Ale 10%". It pours a black colour with a small brown head. Aroma of smoke. Flavor is smoke and a strong and sharp hop bitterness at the end. Heat is there at the end and is subtle, but increases as you drink the beer with just the right amount of spice at the end. Creamy mouthfeel. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12291) - 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 theyíre adequately balanced by the roastiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pras (469) - Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pitch black pour. Aroma of smoke. Flavor is smoke and a strong and sharp hop bitterness at the end. Heat is there at the end and is subtle, but increases as you drink the beer with just the right amount of spice at the end. This is a really nice unique beer unlike anything I have tried before. The spice is very nice and canít wait to try this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours black, tan head. Aroma is toasty and a little smoke. Itís full and dark and has just enough pepper to let you know itís there, but not overpowering. This was fresh, with good hop character, when that fades it will still be a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8509) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Tap - pours dark black-brown, decent fluffy tan head. Sharp aromas of tangy dark malts, roasted chilis, and dark chocolate. Definite pepper. Taste is more roasted goodness, coffee, bitter, with a hot roasted chipotle finish. Long and strong brother. Good deal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9766) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4423) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1996) - 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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