rbrazell (1629) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a bubbly khaki colored head. Nose is pickled jalepenos, habenero, with underlying malt sweetness. Flavor up front grainy malt then a nice amount of spicy jalepenos. Not overbearing spiciness and good balance.
PorterPounder (5472) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Fermentation Lounge. Dark orange pour, light white head. Aroma is very apparent with strong pepper notes, some freshly plowed dirt. Flavor is fresh and pungent. Chipotle peppers make their presence known right up front - not a throat burner like some of these tend to be. Nice manageable pepper hotness blends in nicely with a smoky back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Overall, pretty decent rendition of the style.
drowland (5996) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First to rate! 11/16/11. On tap at the release. Cloudy amber pour with a small khaki head that cuts to a ring but lasts and laces a teensy bit. Really nice chipotle aroma actually - smokey, peppery, slightly vegetal - without being overwhelmingly spicy. Nice chipotle flavor as well - peppery, smokey, a bit vegetal, and maybe slightly sweet, but I’m digging it. Nice!