yespr (34856) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is thick smoked, glaced ham smoked. Thick malty, smoked and solid chili bite. Smooth dark malty, smoked ham and solid chili warmth in the finish.
Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of smoke, chipotles and caramel. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of smoke, chipotles and roastiness with a smooth dry warming lingering chipotle finish.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ 75cl ][ Tasting ][ Free ][ Tasting Globe ][ 1.24.15 ]
>> Clear deep red pour, okay foam. Spicy salsa nose, red jalapeño. Taste is papery, watery, weak, spicy red jalapeño. Dusty, not really imperial porter palate or roast wise. Would need a lot more body to balance out the heat.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Northbound, dark reddish black pour with tan head, aroma brought big smoke, earth,smoked malt, some slight vegetal note into a slight spice, earthy note, touch of cocoa and roast in there. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, big smoke, vegetal notes into a slight smoked malt, touch of pepper heat, finishing bitter, earthy.
deyholla (7984) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Northbound. Pours a clear deep amber an earthy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of pepper with a touch of heat and roasted malts and dark roasted underlying. Flavor has same strong peppers that only have a touch of heat with a back bone of dark grain and light roast.
BVery (7884) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Winterfest 2013. Nice collab by 2 of my new favorite local brewers. Deep mahogany pour. Malty with smoky peppers. Very tasty!
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woodshed 3.0, Hot Box? Hot Damn! Sample courtesy of Sparky. 750mL pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a dirty tan head of foam. The aroma offers up big and bruising chili pepper heavy salsa, mild molasses notes, malt sweetened dark roasted malts and a light smokiness. The flavor delivers a good dose of smoke and then a thin ring of molasses. Very quickly though big chili pepper meat bubbles up along with a slowly growing peppery burn. This has a thin body and a mild malty backbone that allows the solid pepper to shine but not to the point of going over the top.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the brewery (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a deeper rich blackish hue, opaque body with a touch of plum midnight color on the edges and bottom. Frothy tannish head dies to a nice filmy layer, decent retention and lacing. Aromas are a bit toasty and carmelized, mellow toast and coffee meet subtle roast, earth, black malts and a bit of smoke, earth and subtle soil. Earth, chile and chipotle smoke and heat. Nice dark fruit, smokey earth and pepper. A bit of toast, earth and black malts. Some touches of chocolate, earth, subtle ash. The peppery life integrates well with earth, smoke, a faint cinnamon and biscuity life. Backend isn’t hop, the pepper additions are smokey and earthy, dark fruit and depth give this some real good flavor and depth without being thick, brooding or overwhelming. Finish is a bit toasty, smokey, with lingering peppers and earth. Carmelized, softened cocoa and a bit of creaminess at times. Gentle heat but nothing all that present instead focusing on the smoke and earth. Fun stuff.
JK (4918) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Winterfest 2013. Very good smoke aroma. The flavor is less exciting, with green pepper and light smoke. Dry malt.
RobertDale (4192) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a darker reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of peppers, smoke, and malt. Taste is chili peppers, smoke, roasted malt, and some caramel. Pretty good in small doses.