jonno (2346) - JAPAN - FEB 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a tan head that wonít die. Nose is toffee chocolate. Smooth body - lots of chocolate and a blast from the chillis on the back of the palate. This heat lasts a while, but is more than tolerable. Well integrated and on the whole a great beer. Youíll either love it or hate it - obviously I am of the former.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Texas Ranger pours pitch black. Small tan head is poured. Good retention and no lacing. The smell on this beer isnít huge on chipotle. Instead itís mixed in there nicely with some sweet chocolate and slight roasted malt.
In the taste is where the Chipotle takes over and I loved it. Itís hot. It added up more and more as you are drinking it. I didnít want to put my glass down. The other ingredients sometimes peek through the chili. Smokiness, chocolate, roasted malt. But the chili is the key here. I can see this being to much for some people but for me it was great.
The mouthfeel is bordering between light and medium. Low carbonation. Burning adds up more and more as you drink this one. Burns the mouth and the throat as it goes down.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Damn this beer is insanely good... And unique. Perfect pour - black with a thick, heavily tanned head leaving lots of spotty lacing. Nose shows a ton of dark cocoa powder with a finish of green peppers and vanilla. Solid, very balanced porter to begin with. Heavy cocoa in the taste with a very lengthy chillie burn on the finish. Iím not a huge fan of chillie but this works brilliantly. Damn hot as well ! Lingers forever. Damn fantastic beer
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap @ Cardinal. The first thing that hitís you when you drink this is: "WOW". and "wow" is how you best can explain this beer. Itís fantastic and itís one of the best beers iíve tasted so far. Itís a solid porter with notes of dark chocolate. After a while a subtle burn from the chilies begin to linger in the back of the throat. Itís a a pleasant burn. A great beer to experience!
cgarvieuk (18117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 bottle at home ... been looking for this one a while ... deep black ... thin tan head ... deep meaty malt nose ... dark meaty roasts ... little chilli ... dark malts ... soft chocolate ... ok big chilli ... little bitter ... and little woody ...quite a bit of motor oil... the Chilli is good but the stouts doesnt seem so balanced
keg at the bow ... deep dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft chcolate roast malt nose ... tooo cold ... light fizzy ... dark roast ... heavy roast malt ... soft chocolate nose ... dark roast ... heavy roast... soft mellow but not burning chilli ... light lactose ... 4.0 but wee bit to lactose in end
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at YNWA: Fine light brown head, lasting, colour is black. Light elegangt nose were the chili is only vaguely evident. A bit dissapointing as it is light with some chockolate pudding. Medium body and long burning taste. nice soft entry with some chockolate and bitternes and then BANG - the chili hits you. Weird and fine that I dont have to try it againe...
GypsyHead (33) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I hate to say it, bc I have loved every Mikkeller beer Iíve ever had, but this beer sucks. Itís not the chipotle, itís not the barrel aging, it just tastes like a bad recipe, and I couldnít quite finish the bottle. It was well packaged, presented cold, well carbonated, and just foul tasting, very vegetal, and no chipotle notes at all. Not sure where it went wrong, but itís sooo bad.
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at DBS. Full flavor of spicy chocolate/coffee malt. Flavor sticks around in the throat, like hot peppers in Mexican food. Had a distinct bitter flavor. Good beer, but bring the TUMS.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mikem409 (1893) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from plum market. pours black with white head. aroma of some peppers and roast malt. taste is think with not much heat!
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Black coloured beer with a dence brown head. Rather spicy slightly roasted and malty hinted aroma. Creamy full palate. Slight tinkling on the tongue. Finish is full, malty hinted with a linguering heat of the chili peppers. Developing flavour of chili, long ending. This is rather bizar. Creamy stout combined with some nice chilli heat you would not expect from a beer. Actually rather good still. I like this!!!