dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle of awesomeness. Poured a pitch black body underneath a large dense dark brown head. Aroma is super complex with fresh green peppers dominating along with honey, molasseses, dark chocolate, artisinal crusty breads dipped in olive oil, slight medicne. The body starts off medium but builds to a full creaminess, the heat however is what sets this apart. The heat builds and builds towards the ending and then lingers and lingers and lingers. Flavors of pepper, lots of fresh spicey green peppers, chocolate pudding, more chocolate. This is just one great beer.
gunnar (4738) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Henrik, Bergen. Pours black with a big frothy brown head. Aroma of port, sweet light peated roasted malts,wood and some acidic fragrances as well. Taste is dark bitter malts with a nice chili bite at the end, ends bitter with a mix of alcohol and hot chili burn. Lovely stuff.
Shambles (35) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black, thick tan head which stays for a long time. slow lacing, aroma of dark bitter chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa and subtle smokiness. smooth texture, similar characters on the palate with more smoke and dry chilli spice on the finish. A perfect beer. Mind blowing.
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 750ml at Henrik Øl & Vinstove i Bergen. Shared with friends. Pours dark black with little head. Smells of chocolate, tar and coffee. Tastes somewhat the same but adds a kick from the chili. Mikkeller does it again. A king among porters.
rlgk (9020) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a brown head. Oily cocoa aroma, tar, licorice, sweetish viol, smoky notes, spicy, peppery. Roasted soot flavor, really bitter and spicy. Bitter dry spicy finish.
AlexK (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mikkeller does it again! Bottle labeled as Chipotle Porter. Very dark pour with the thick mouthfeel of a stout. Great lacing and nice aroma with just a hint of spice. Taste is amazing; combines a category-best porter profile with some heat that builds as the beer warms, but does not overwhelm the palate. Worth seeking out.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle, home.
Good classic mocha lacing; opaque black colour, aroma is grains, leather, chocolate, chilli peppers, bourbon, Devonshire cream and some nice measured hops. Taste is just divine. chocolate, bourbon, smoke, excellent bitterness, espresso coffee, roasted malts, leather, gorgeous dollops of cream, maybe some very faint vanilla, some uey treacle pudding which just oozes class, toffee and chillies. There is a lovely burn to your mouth when you finish this. I love the chillies in this, such a great touch!
BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a thick, dense, creamy tan head that slowly receded to a thick fluffy layer while leaving large spots of lacing. Aroma of bakers chocolate, lightly roasted malt, bread (rye?), a soft earthiness, and some dry pepper. Smooth, lightly bitter entry that leads into a moderate roasted maltiness with some hints of light bakers chocolate that leads into a lightly dry earthiness paired with a moderate chalkiness that is overtaken by lightly spicy pepper note that lingers into the finish and becomes a tad overbearing before a light, sweet breadiness peaks through and tries to salvage some of the flavor. Light carbonation and relatively slick mouth feel. Overall, the appearance and aroma are pretty promising, but the lingering, harsh flavor leaves a pretty fair amount to be desired. I am not sure if it’s the peppers that are imparting the chalking, almost medicinal flavors or not, but I am not a fan of that. Bummer.
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml at Patricks. Pours black with dark tan head. Aroma is chilli, coffee, chocolate, earth. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter and burning chilli. Medium to full body, oily, soft carbonation.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great aroma. Chocolate, roast malt, smoke, bread, earth. Pours black with a lacing brown head. The taste mirrors the aroma with just a hint of the pepper on the back of the throat. Very nice aftertaste as the heat from the pepper lingers. Strange to think of it but it works.