Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dunkelmalziger Geruch, rauchig nach geräuchertem Paprikapulver. Rauchig-dunkelmalziger Antrunk. Mittig geräucherte Paprika, Malzschokolade und einsetzende Schärfe. Rauchiger Abgang, stark malzig mit einer gewissen Süße und brennender Schärfe. Sehr gut - echt scharf.
kryon (2748) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark as hell with high frothy thick head
Dark bready aromas. Coffee, chocolate
Distinct coffee beans, sticky chili taste, medium bitterness.
A bit watery. Quite creamy.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle at home. Looks beautiful, like an espresso coffee with a jet black colour and a fair brown head that settles to a cap. Aroma of vanilla, chilli’s, roasty malt and alcohol. Similar flavours with the chilli really coming through the dark chocolate and burnt toast characters. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering chilli’s and chocolate again. Lovely.
Holmen1 (4892) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012 0,4 fra fat på Cafe Viking. Kullsort og med kraftig smak av kaffe og mørk lakris med et snev av chili. Helt problemfritt etter en babbe. En lang nytelse selv i et røykfylt lokale.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
think inky black, with a dense brown crown......looks so thick. Pungent heavy coffee aroma, massive chocolate, good leather, ans yes there is spicy pepper. Do I like this aroma?? Spice really heats up the palate. Heavy thickness is the flavor. Coffee, leather, heat, backer chocolate. SO VERY THICK! The lacing is ridiculous.This is not a hot day after yard work beer.....sigh. My burp had a nice grape fruit hop flavour. I do dig the heat in the brew its perfectly balanced with the flavour. high quality brew perfectly executed but this was not what i wanted to night.
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - MAY 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can’t decide which is better - this or the barrel aged version. I’m flip flopping and even flop flipping. Black with a large brown cap that leaves lots of sticky stuff. Choco, hot pepper veggie smell, roast, perio disease, mellow roast but lots of it, maybe honey, green peppercorns - not bad. The taste is ok but the green pepper veggie thing dont work for me. Choco, earth, leather, heavy roast that is sucked from my unbrushed teeth, maybe cherry. Finishes dry and hot, thick mouth feel on occasion. Meh. Pretty balanced though. Doesn’t hold a candle to the PipeWorks Ancho chili thing they brought on the 2010 RBSG bus to ypsilanti.
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml (Drink Shop, BB ?? 10)
Dark opaque brown color, good creamy brown head. Coffeish chocolaty aroma, roasted with herbal notes. A bit milky too. Not so pleasant. Maybe because of chili? Medium-bodied. Coffee, burnt-roasted maltyness. Some tar/smoke and milky sweetness. Gimmick here is nice chipotle burn in the aftertaste. Otherwise this is not the best of Mikkeller Impys but chili works here very well.
Marduk (6435) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Black color. Creamy thick beige head. Chilly, dark chocolate in aroma, oranges. Taste is pretty much the same, chilly bites. Spicy ending.
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
15 cl. draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft // pours black with a dark mocha head // smells like dark, seriously roasted malts, chilli, bitter chocolate & black coffee // initially the taste starts out with a heavy, bitter, strongly roasted layer of malts, cocoa, spices, light liquorish, black chocolate, the roast intensifies in the finish and you suddenly get the spicy burst, Thai chilli & chipotle, serious spiciness but enjoyable & the dark roast holds up, the beer fades & a brief enjoyable burns stays in your mouth, unbalanced balance // touch grainy roast body, substantial, between creamy & oily, going to soft carb. // more in your face than the BA version, wonderfully in your face & actually good beyond the burn unlike other chilli beers, I have besides the two Texas Ranger versions // very impressive stuff
Fatehunter (2274) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a Delirium Tremens glass. Beautiful to watch form in the glass. Looked like thick chocolate in the pour. Black with two fingers of tan head. The head retreated just a little to some nice lacing. Simply amazing looking.
The chipotle is obvious on the nose, but not to the point of burning. Lots of malt, some burnt, underneath.
Decent porter flavors: soft malt, dark bread and burnt malt.
But the reason we all came here was for the chipotle; and it does not disappoint. Mellow at first, with a slow rising heat until it is minutes since the last drink and you can still feel the heat on your lips. For a pepper beer, top marks.
The body is lighter for a porter, fairly smooth and almost no carbonation.
Really good. A little more on the "porter" part of the beer would be nice, but overall a super job with the chipotle. Unique, interesting and most of all, good.