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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Chipotle chili peppers.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Had on tap at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City, TN. Arrives almost pitch black with a thick dark tan head. Really good lacing and head retention. Coffee and dark chocolate are most evident in the aroma. There are some spices there too. The flavor is all dark chocolate and coffee up front with some peppery spice in the background. Pepper becomes more apparent towards the middle and finish as a moderate warmth builds in the back of the throat. Some smoke is there too. Overall this is an awesome beer. I don’t think I have had a chili beer before that was this nicely balanced. The warmth is just right and the chili flavor doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the beer. Really glad I got to try this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2071) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
The pour is a purely black body with a thick dark tan head. Tons of spotty lacing on the glass. The nose is heavily roasted with a definate spiced note and big dark coffee and woody notes. The middle has sweet roasty malt with a bit of a coffee note. The finish is dry and bittered lightly with some mild spice in the aftertaste. Overall, a bit thin, but an awesome porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1773) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2012
Black beer with a nice holding light brown head. Decent mixture off malts, roasted coffee, sugar and a decent amount of spices. Dry and earthy alcoholic and spiced finish. Good, but misses something, a small sweetness boost maybe. Good peppery finish. 1111th rating

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
canuck_j (80) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
AROMA:Grainy malt with a plum- like fruitiness APPEARANCE: Opaque dark with a massive 2" dark tan head that doesn’t go away and laces perfectly TASTE:Big whammy of chocolate malt, fruity plum and christmas cake flavours, and then the sneaking bite of the chipotles. wow this is some beer!! PALATE: full bodied and creamy, with good carbonation and a pleasant burning the finish from the peppers, complicated by the hop biiterness, this is one unique beer. OVERALL: I don’t think I have had a beer quite like this, the closest being hot cholcolate shout by sherwood park liquor store contract brew in Edmonton. Very hot spicy porter, the combination being very pleasant and warming. This is a perfect apres ski beer IMHO!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3451) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Pours black with a huge mocha head...nice retention and lacing! Aroma has chocolate and smoke...notable peppery hints. Flavor has roasty chocolate and significant smokiness...definite smoky chipotle flavor. Mouthfeel is medium/full and creamy with a smoky finish that has a pleasant heat.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bin905beerbums (9) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
Out of all the Mikkeller arrivals this week this is by far the most supported and loved. Chipotle porter ROCKS!!!!! Any god fearing Ozzie who loves their chilli tim tams will find this beer right up their alley. The beer pours a picture perfect porter, dark, choclatey in colour with a rich coffee like head on top. Unsure what the balance was going to be like I had to try it straight away and found that the gas did not turn this into a spicy hot chocolate flabby and out of sync, O was I wrong... the suds were in balance with the smoothy choclatey mouthfeel and the chipotle was neither the prima donna or the second fiddle during the entire act. Harmonious construction, lingering spiciness and delicate balance... Hedonistic as this may be, this would rock out as a chicken marinade or like my Friday will be spent: Tim tam slamming a Texan..... YEE HAW!!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2012
750ml bottle. Poured a dark deep black with a thick fluffy two finger mocha head and some spotty sticky lacing. The aroma is chipotle peppers, roasted malt and some light smoke. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, smoke and spicy peppers. A light tingly burn lingers on the tongue through the finish and after. It is medium bodied, creamy and very smooth on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
A nice roasted malt flavor. There are some great coffee and chocolate flavors, along with a nice chipotle bite with very little heat. The finish has some lingering roasted bitterness and a bit of chipotle flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4361) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2012
Tap @Mikkeller Bar 26/2/2012. Poured black with a brown head. Liquirice, peppers and roasted malt in aroma. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Chili comes through mostly in the finish, burns and stays for a while. Not really a friend of chili beers, but this was the best so far of those I have tried.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foffern (1431) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
On tap at Henriks. Dark black colour with a small dark beige, almost creamy, head. Pleasant and classic stout aromas of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate with a hint of smoke. The flavours is mostly parallel with the aromas but feels a bit sweeter in the mouth. It ends with a accelerating chili bitterness that lasts. I regularly don’t fancy very hot food, but this chili-burn in my mouth feels pleasant in the end. A fantastic creation!


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