ABUSEDGOAT (2159) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma has notes of chocolate, light roast, moderate to low pepper (the spicy one, not the one next to salt), light vanilla, light smoke, some bourbon. Yes, there’s quite a bit going on here. Medium bodied, fairly dry.
RuneStumo (1878) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
23.08.2013. 0,33l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Haugesund. Black colour with dark brown head. Oily and thick like bitumen!! Intense aroma of dry bitter dark chocolate malt. Strong chilli flavour. Sharp bitterness and sharp strong burning chilli gives a brew that kicks ass! just gets better, but my throuth burns! Oh jesus lord!
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle butters 02/05/2011 (as Chipotle Porter).
Dark black body large frothy dark brown head
Sweet chocolate, roast, pepper, and fruit aroma
Big spicy flavor, some heat, chocolate, roast, fruit flavor.
Medium full body mod carb
weark (98) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Pitch black with consitent brown head - Aroma roasted, chocolate, hints of vegetable - Taste sweet, chocolate, roasted malt, pepper - Full bodied , creamy, good carbonation with a long sweet chocolate and hot pepper finish. really funky beer, i love it
BarryKonrad (80) - NORWAY - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased from Vinmonopolet, Norway. Pours pitch black, with a dark beige head that stays a little while and leaves some lacing. Nice aroma of roasted malts and coffee, with a hint of hot spices. Mouthfeel is quite creamy. Flavour is dark chocolate and roasted malts, with quite a strong aftertaste of chili. It wouldn’t seem a good match on paper, but it’s surprisingly pleasant. Very tasty and complex enough beer. Thumbs up.
Nische (442) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with brown medium head. Aroma of coffee, spices, liquorice and burned grass. Taste of chocolate, espresso, wood, chili, pepper and smoke. Could be a little more chili in it to get more flavour than just a dry bitterness.
htnicholas (46) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12.7oz bottle. Pours jet black with a thick tan to medium brown head. It has a light aroma which is of malt with hints of chocolate and coffee. The palate is surprisingly thin for a porter of this opacity. It is medium light bodied with very moderate carbonation. Taste is interesting, the chiplotle spiciness is relatively subdued (a good thing). Tastes primarily of malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, with less bread-like flavor than a normal porter. Very light if any hop bitterness. This finish has the slight lingering sweetness of the malt but primarily dominated by the mild burnt coffee-like roasted malt bitterness and a slight, but lingering spiciness of the chipotle. Not bad but not great. There is no alcohol heat to the flavor which is understandable for only 6.5ABV. A surpassingly low ABV for this brewer, effectively making this a Mikkeller session beer. Not a bad porter, but then I had low expectations. A good, but not great beer.
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ShivanDragon (1000) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 zwart als motorolie met schuimige bruine kraag aroma: mout, koffie, gebrande mouten, geroosterde mouten, chocolade medium zoet, matig bitter, zeer sterk bier, stevig pittig, kruidig, en heerlijke chili’s ( WOW !) vol van body, romig, chipotle pepers, vreemd maar ik vind het fantastisch ! super , mijn mond staat in de brand, snel nog een slok om het te blussen !
kaser (1768) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour. Brown head good bacon and smoked wood flavor. Chocolate and coffee notes. Perty tasty
drsordr (570) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle opaque black with brown hue. Nose roast chocolate and chillies. Taste bakers chocolate sweet dark fruit and hint of chipotle burn on the end, smoky hint. As it warms more subtle bourbon flavirs mid palate. P.S. great pairing with oaxaca chocolate bar from Vosges.