hackobock (3580) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Dark brown/black with a minimal head. Aroma not as smokey as expected, dark malts and chocolate dominates. Perfect amount of chilies, the heat from the chipotle increases with every sip without taking over. For stouts I prefer a heavier body so if this would have been an imperial stout I would have appreciated it much more.
MarshallStaxx (8) - - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Poured thin and dark brown / black with a velvet-brown head that exploded with roasted coffee malt aromas. Taste was long and complex and ran through sweet cameral to bitter coffee with a spike of chipotle chili in the middle that tingled the tongue then slowly faded from the palette. Awesome beer.
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Looks like a thin stout when poured but the smell of this one is amazing. You can really smell the chipotle. Chipotle comes through in the taste and it is a little spicy. The heat gets better and better as you sip on it which is exactly what I would want from a beer brewed with chili peppers. Best chili pepper beer I’ve had.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty much black. Into the goblet w/o much head. Fat rich malt, lots of chocolate and dark fruits. The palate has a stack of bitter chocolatw (not even close to Mexican) and a subtle chipotle character. Some rounded ancho notes, lots of deep chocolatey porter stuff. I personally wod like it smokier but this is nice.
ALLOVATE (2913) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried @ Grain Cru - Roll Out the Barrels, Belgian Beer Café.
Opaque black with a depleting tan head and minimal carbonation. Aroma has hints of dark chocolate, charred grain, way too much of ’smoker’s lounge’ ash and tar and a piercing, acidic and herbal hit of green peppers. Good all encompassing mouthfeel, quite smooth and velvety. Dark chocolate is prevalent with a touch of aniseed aiding its liquorish dwell. The swallow spoils all this. Hot burn with an acidity that is actually pleasant but it is the tobacco smoke and emphysema-esque, smokers breath that is far too lingering. It is a husky, tobacco ridden, spiced choc-block overall. Not my thing. (33cL, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
20 cl tasting glass @ Mikkeller bar in Copenhagen, Denmark. Beautiful, chocolate brown pour with thin cocoa-tint head. Aroma of chocolate and heat (something is lurking in there). Almost like a paprika tingle to the nose. A fanatastic porter! Ideal temperature for imbibing . . . the beer has a velvety mouthfeel, coats the palate with a roasted, smokiness paired with the previously mentioned chocolate notes and then . . . the money shot. Boom! The pepper hits the back of the throat! I am in awe of this beer. Probably one of the most amazing beer experiences of my life. What can I say? I bought a 750 cl bottle and drank it when I got back to Sweden.
Jimmythespoon (472) - - JUL 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow Great beer. Really feel the chill in your mouth but at the same time quite refreshing. Aroma strong yet smooth.
brnandersen (3352) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml. bottle. Black with a creamy, dense tan head. Aroma with roasted malts, dark chocolate and a hint of smoke. Taste is slightly sweet (and chili burning!) with chilli and chocolate, roasted malts. Medium body, average carbonation and an oily texture. Finishes with chocolate and a nice chilli burn. This beer literally makes me sweat of the intense chilli burn. Well made, and my best spiced up beer so far!
greenclansman (905) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUL 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Shared with jimmythespoon at brewfellas.
Black color,small foam, burning taste and aftertaste. Chilly,pepper etc.
I dont like it at all. its my opinion, but i can understand that its a very interesting and nice beer for others. for me, its too much. i cant stand the burning feeling at my throat.
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grifo. Vaso de ½ Pinta. Saboreada en jun´12. Color negro coronada por espuma beige amarronado de burbuja mediana y que se disipa con lentitud. Capa cremosa. En nariz, maltas torrefactas, notas picantes, pan quemado y levadura. Sabores de maltas torrefactas dulces y café, con matices de chocolate. Sutil guindilla en el intermedio con moderado amargor. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación media. Paladar sabroso y abundante. Final intenso de granos de café torrefactos y retrogusto picante y largo. Cerveza con un sorprendente equilibrio de sabores.
On-tap. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Black color headed by brownish beige froth. Medium size bubbled, rocky, slowly dissipated crown. Roasted malts, spicy notes, burnt bread & yeast to the nose. Sweet roasted malt & coffee flavors with chocolate hues. Subtle spicy chili & moderate bitterness in the middle. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Flavorful & plentiful palate. Intense roasted coffee grains finish & long peppery aftertaste. Amazing well balanced flavor beer.