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Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Danish: En Porter brygget specielt til Texas på: vand, malt (smoked, maris otter, cara-crystal, brown og chocolate), ristet byg, humle (zeus, saaz og centennial), gær og chipotle chili. Lagret på Speyside Whisky Barrels i 3 måneder.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(375ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small beige head. Aroma of DEET, bourbon, chilies, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, chilies, smoke, bread, wood, and caramel with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2012
Appearance: Pours out a simple-looking, black body with a smallish, dark tan head.

Smell: Moderately roasty, smoky aroma staked by reserved notes of chipotle peppers, peat-smelling Speyside whiskey, chocolate, and caramel.

Taste: Essentially roasted malts with a fair amount of upfront sweetness and a touch of semi-sweet chocolate chunks. Heat from the added peppers begins slinking in, building on the tongue. Noted smoke element contributed by the malts as well as the chipotles. Little hints of sea salt caramel, vanilla, earthy peat. Dry finish with some lingering pepper heat.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I thought it was alright. Yep, just alright.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3394) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2012
500ml bottle in a lager glass. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, whiskey, some hints of chipotle but not a lot, and some floral hops. Flavour the same with a lot of whiskey. Thick texture. A really good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5740) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
12.7 oz bottle and served in Duvel snifter: Pours basically black with a deep tan frothy lasting head and nice lacing. The aroma has notes of Scotch whisky, oak, vanilla bean, peat smoke, leather, Cavendish pipe tobacco, bakers chocolate, walnut, green apples, grapefruit, pine needles, a tad catty, and a hint of sea salt... no aroma of any Chipotle peppers. The taste is basically a nice deep robusta porter aged in a floral Speyside barrel with nutty and earthy components throughout. It is not till the sip is long gone that a MILD spicy heat comes about. It works it magic but I sit here still wanting more... much more. The palate is expected ashy and soft. Add a bit more Chipote, a bit more smoke and less green apple this would be a big hit. That said I would gladly still spend the monies for the other versions of this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Poured into a snifter. This one was quite pricey at $12. 4.5 A: Black color. Three fingers of medium brown, frothy/creamy head. Retention is very good and a healthy sized ring of lacing is left behind. 4.5 S: I love me some chilis and this beer has the chipotles way up in the forefront. After that there’s ample chocolate. The whiskey isn’t very strong. If I hadn’t read the label, I probably wouldn’t have even detected it. Supple roastiness and maybe a touch of oak and caramel. I don’t think I’d be this impressed if the chipotles weren’t done perfectly. 3.5 T: The flavors don’t mesh nearly as well in the taste. Foremost, the whiskey seems to be a bit off as it gives out a leathery tanginess that I don’t quite care for. Too much peat as well. The chilis are done very well again though. They add a great flavor while being reserved with the heat. The chocolate and roastiness are congruent with the peppers. Moderately powerful smokiness. I think if I got a hold of the regular version, I’d like it better. 3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could use some more creaminess. Tannic astringency on finish. 3.5 D: This was a tasty beer, but I think it’s mostly due to the peppers. The barrel aging did not improve this beer and I feel confident saying that without having had the original. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-04-2012 02:41:20

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (649) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Pour dark brown, almost black, with a big, creamy frothy and long lasting tan head. Aroma is quite roasted, with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, soy sauce, chilies and spices, oatmeal and whiskey. Taste is sweet, with a semi-long roasted finish. Semi-watery body, with a lively carb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (4402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle to oversized tulip. Looks good; dark and opaque with thin lacing. Smells good too; The whiskey barrels are pleasant, but you pick up the pepper on the back end. Tastes solid (I didn’t want to say "good" again). Nice flavors from the barreling with a mild, pleasant pepper experience. Mouthfeel is decent. Overall, a tasty brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsonerr (37) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Heavy roasted aroma and coffee-colored head. Both the whiskey and chipotle character are well-balanced and not overpowering. The heat lingers and builds as the beer warms, and I noticed I still had a little pepper in my chest a few minutes after finishing. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2523) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Dark pour with a tan head. Nice addition of woody flavors and definite moss, but a little weaker than expected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend as part of the reprieve following the Hopsnobbery Collective’s first (and last) Crappy Beer Tasting on 2/29/12. Pitch black pour with a thin light brown head. Malty nose with notes of apple, booze, chocolate and slight pepper. Chocolate malt flavor followed closely by whiskey and smoke before a boozy finish with a slight apple accent.


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