blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Paul and Ryanís 5,000th rate tasting. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted malty aroma, with some peppery notes. and smoky coffee notes. The flavor has roasted malts up front, some light sweetness and a burning peppery finish. The heat isnít too intense, but itís definitely there. Nice.
lamas (1308) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL "Chipotle Porter" bottle. A jet-black pour with a thick & creamy mocha head that leaves rings of lacing behind. A rich aroma that features lots of smoke, chili peppers, BBQ, cocoa powder, caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, and some grapefruity hoppiness in the background. Medium to full-bodied and silky smooth on the way down. The taste is moderately sweet upfront with some chocolate, cocoa, and caramel. A fairly dry finish that lingers with a bit of grapefruitiness. Wow! A really authentic BIG chili pepper burn in the back of the throat that hangs around forever. The chipotle peppers actually overshadow the ample hoppiness. Some smokiness (BBQ and charcoal) is present throughout. Interesting and unique. Iíve had other beers brewed with chili peppers, but none have imparted the essence on this level. Another winner from Mikkeller.
stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed everything about this beer - the jet black pour, classic Mikkeller malt character (sweet espresso, tar, chocolate essence and burnt caramel), fragrant hops, and spicy chilli flavour/lingering burn. The malt did become a little cloying, but the overall balance between big, bold flavours was amazing. Unmistakeably Mikkeller.
Jade (398) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, almost black with a brown head. Looking like a porter, I expected the head to vanish quickly into a ringlet but it stays reasonably creamy. When held up to light, an almost reddish tinge is apparent. Aroma is almost chocolate like. I could sense the pepper, but soon become accustomed to it and couldnít pick it up anymore.
Iím not sure if I would have picked out the chili had it not been pointed out to me, but it definetely leaves a harsh, burning sensation on the back of the throat (though certainly not unpleasant).
Another cracking Mikkeller.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20110224750ml bottle from State Line. Near black with lasting, tight, brown head. Aroma is weirdly vinyl and burning clutch with some airplane glue and floral orange rind. WTF? But on the palate it explodes with incredible and very enjoyable flavor, completely unexpected, completely welcome. Right off the bat itís mildly smoky, a bit acidic with its roast, and lightly peppery, but within a few minutes the chipotle really comes to the fore with a great, "fresh", obvious chipotle influence. I mean, there would be no guessing what the adjunct was if you were given this blind. Solidly done and very enjoyable.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this beer, and I like spicy food and drinks, but I cannot imagine drinking an entire bottle of this myself. The peppers begin to stick in your throat. Otherwise I would have a higher rating.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle labeled Chipolte Porter.Pours jet black with a brown,medium frothy head.Nose is heavy charcoal,smoke,chocolate,cocoa powder and bright hops.Taste is insane.First sweet chocolate malts coat the palate then an intense chipolte smokey spice blast your taste buds.The spice and smoke linger in your mouth.This is a top notch brew from Mikkeller(big surprise....ha)Once again I am blown away by these guys!Hell yes!!
espenra (823) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle. Shared with 3 friends. It poured a pitch black colour with a small brown foamy head. Aroma is sharp and smokey with notes of chilli and onions. Some malt. Flavour is also smokey with notes of roasted malts, charcoal and some dark chocolate. The chilli becomes more noticable in the back of the mouth and especially in the throat. A short aftertaste except for the chilli in the throat.
gam (3014) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big tan head good carbonation mahogany dark pour aroma roasted malts rich spicy smokeyness bacon note good on the nasal functions flavour chipotles the chilis done well tangy earthy chocolate sound and smooth on the palate a good richness and bite the maris otter flavour a fruity goodness backing the good tastes mild bitter chilli toast tangy aftertase well flavoured
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours black with a moderate dark brown head. Very complex aroma of Chipotle pepper, chocolate and light roast. Taste is very complex also, nice chocolate, roast, and interwoven chili pepper taste. Its there throughout, but no heat really comes in until the finish, and even then its only a slight burn. Incredibly complex beer for only weighing in at 6.6%. World class