tgncc (2833) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at Paul’s place. The aroma is chocolate, roasty, coffee, spicy. The appearance is a red/brown, opaque, small light brown head. The flavor is smoky, spicy, chocolate, roasty. The finish is fiery chipotle (this is where the chipotle finally shows up.) Good.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sample at RBWG, 2011-Phoenix. Courtesy of Sparky!). Pours dark brown with tan head. Nice red hue. Aroma has chili, adobo and some band aid. Taste is roasty bitter wit ha metallic note. Chili burn on the tip of the tongue. Medium bodied with slick texture. Finish is bitter and heat is ramping up from the chipotle. Nice beer and surprisingly spicy.
dnstone (2147) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet dark ale aroma. Black in color with tan head. Sweet chocolatey with slight spicey pepper touch in the back of the throat.
Notes: Alvinne CBF ’11
daje (2602) - NORWAY - MAR 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black and dark, small nut tan head. Full aroma with caramel, chocolate, hops. Smokey taste with chocolate, coffee and chili. Plenty of chili, good spiced, close to but not too much. the chili stays through the bitterness and really lasts.
Suttree (5195) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I loved this stuff. Seriously. Black, big dense tan head. Really fantastic aroma - smoky, chocolaty, peppery and a touch of coffee. Flavor is coffee up front, with some other traditional porter flavors in the background. The smoky, chipotle doesn’t really kick in until the end. Nice reserved spicy burn slowly builds as you drink it. Absolutely loved it.
Sledutah (4938) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (Chipotle Porter) shared by someone at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark malts and chipotle
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel of dark malts, smoke, chipotle and chocolate
Decent, but the chipotle overpowered the roasted malts which ruined a potentially great beer.
JohnnyJ (4412) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle labeled Chipotle Porter. Dark brow pour, tan head. Chocolate, caramel malt, smoky, and spicy pepper (but not over powering). A nicely done pepper beer, that is well balanced.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle labeled "Chipotle Porter" Pours a viscous black with chocolate head. Aroma of strong dark roast with hints of smoke and chillies.Flavor of bold dark roasted grain and the finish of smoked chillies and subtle heat. Mouth feel is heavy body with low carbonation. Over all, solid brew! The chipotle is not too intense and shoes to be a solid porter. Good stuff!
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle - labeled Chipotle Porter.
I’ve been wanting to try this one for some time now - dark black color with some tan head. Aromas of cocoa, some nutiness and smoke. Flavor is incredible! Some sweetness, chocolate flavors - some heat from the peppers but in no way overpowering. Increasing spiciness as it lingers - very unique.
crossovert (7609) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml capped brown bottle. Bottling code doesn’t really make sense but this one is fairly new.
The appearance is absolutely the best I have ever seen. It is a stunning looking beer. As it pours it TRULY looks like motor oil. It is pitch, pitch black with a HUGE awesome looking head that is a gradient of sparkling tan. It is large, billowing, pillowy, but shiny. It sticks for a good while before receding to globs of lacing.
The smell is very interesting. Lots of smoke, some chili pepper, not spicy though. There is some chocolate as well. Yes, maybe even bacon, but mainly because of the smokiness.
Teh first noticeable part of the flavor is the thick mouthfeel, this beer is only 6.6 but it has the richness of a 12 percenter, but without an overbearing alcoholic tinge. The flavor is primarily a smoky american porter which is very nice. The peppers are there but aren’t spicy at all. It is like the chocolates you get with cayenne in them. This one lacks any sort of spiciness despite its use of peppers. It is a smooth, exotic american porter done extremely well.
It cost me 14$ but I would say it was worth it, a very good beer.