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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Chipotle chili peppers.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a nice deep chocolate brown that settles in black in the glass. The head is tan, thick and enormous, refusing to go anywhere and leaves sheets of lacing. The aroma is massively roasted with almost a burnt malt character. Plenty of cocoa powder and only the faintest hint of chipotle pepper, though it does grow as it warms. The taste is much like the aroma except for the finish. The start is all about the black malts, heavily roasted, with chocolate and hints of espresso. But the finish is where it gets interesting with the pepper flavors coming out and leaving a serious burn on the palate after each sip. The mouthfeel is smooth and close to full bodied for a normal porter. This thing almost has the feel of a Baltic porter, which is impressive given the ABV. There is certainly no doubt that Mikkel knows his way around stouts and porters and this is one of the more interesting ones Iíve had. Itís a big, robust porter with a big dose of peppers in the taste. Certainly not the most drinkable porter, but very complex and tasty for a porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (879) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2010
750 from Greens. Beautiful black pour with a thick dark brown head. Decent lacing and retention. Aroma was creamy milk chocolate, smoke and a decent chipotle presence. Flavors were super smoky, light cocoa with a long lingering peppery finish. Light heat. Creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation. A nicely done chipotle brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3661) - - NOV 24, 2010
750ml bottle. black and oily. small dark brown head. robust chocolate and coffee aroma with a touch of pepper. taste of a rich milk chocolaty melted candy bar with a warming chipotle finish. thick and full bodied. really well done. long lingering heat. any more pepper would be too much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - NOV 23, 2010
Pours black with a huge creamy lasting brown head. The aroma is strong roasted malt, with a distinctive smoky accent. Quite full bodied, with strong chocolate flavour and the bite of chili increasingly warming the mouth. Lovely thou a bit rough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This inspired Chipotle Porter juxtaposes smoke and chocolate, roast and caramel to a rising chipotle pepper heat, itself tagging along a coniferous hop presence.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty dark brown head sits atop the pure darkness, lacing a bit.
-The chipotle heat is harmonious with the smoked and chocolate malts.
-The hops also showcase citrusy angles.
-The frothy effervescence and rich body create a mighty comfortable mouthfeel.
-The only thing which would make this brew world-class to me would be a better levelled chipotle in the finish. As is, it soars past the hops and dark malts. A lot of people must love this feature though.

Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2010
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Served neatly black, with a small caramel head. Had some expectations for this, so here we go: aroma is sweet chocolate, chili and coffee. Taste is surprisingly spicy; the chili is definitely up in your face along with dark chocolate, coffee and a surfacing layer of spiciness lurking in the wake of each sip. This is quite simply a kick ass chili flavored beer, one Clint Eastwood easily could have sipped alongside a bourbon in a dusty bar near the Mexican border. Despite the hot chili flavor this is a remarkable refreshing brew; each sip beckoning another. The chili factor in Texas Ranger is very high and not subtly integrated like other examples of the genre Iíve come across, but it still manages to be convincing and affirmative enough to pull it off. A very successful and exiting experiment by Mikkeller.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (880) - Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 Pours dark brown/black with a frothy dark tan head. The aroma is very strong of peppers and might be called a little overbearing. Does not taste like your normal porter. Spiciness is prominent and flavorful while still having those favorable characteristics of a classic porter. Full-bodied and smooth, not too thick, and less than average carbonation. Finishes with a lasting spicy tingle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Chipotle Porter bottle. Pours jet oily black with mocha tan head. Aroma is fantastic vanilla bean, chocolate, chipotle pepper and smoked wood. Taste is very complex chocolate, coffee, vanilla and chipotle pepper. The pepper gets stronger as it warms, but is always satisfying. Smooth and extremely well crafted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2010
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Almost black body with a fine, dense and lasting beige head. Aroma dominated by sweet, roasted malt. Flavor is sweet malt, smoke, hot chili, chocolate and some other undefined spices. This has some fine and balanced flavors; body feels right and a long and pleasant aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Thanks to rateyourpoison for sharing! Pours deep brown near black with a huge creamy tan head aroma super cocoa roasted malt definite chipotle spice and smoke. Flavor starts super sweet chocolate and cocoa picking up more spice and a soft but definite chipotle spice. Finishes like pepper cocoa very rich. Med full body with a softish carbonation. Delicious well rounded complex beer†


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