Fatehunter (2205) - 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.
VsXsV (3891) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque, black liquid with huge, thick tan head. Really good looking! Aroma of chocolate, smoke, deep chili, roasted malt and fresh coffee. Delicious! Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with a nice, balanced chili burn (not too unpleasant) and lots of chili fruit and chocolate notes. Full bodied with nice carbontion. Really balanced. Can’t believe it isn’t higher in ABV.
JDBaker11058 (1896) - Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: deep near-black with a huge, rocky, creamy dark tan head that very slowly shrank to a thick cap and collar, with generous lace rings. Aroma: strong notes of chocolate, a whiff of coffee, growing notes of pine as it warms, and some black pepper. Taste: dark bitter chocolate, followed by roasty (almost burnt) coffee and pine, with black pepper spice. Finish: slowly rising (but low-burning) chipotle heat, with a chalky-dry mouth. Notes: Awesome. I’ve tried a handful of beers made with peppers (chipotles, acho chilis, etc) and this is by far the best and most nuanced. It’s really just a great porter with some nice chipotle notes that add depth, spice, and adventure without overpowering or dominating the backbone of the beer. Incredible palate as well: smooth and creamy, almost like liquid velvet, which really lets the flavors shine and the peppers sparkle. Bottled as Chipotle Porter, bottle from the Perfect Pour in Columbia, Maryland.
visionthing (4726) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Spicy aroma with smoke, chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Wow! This is an excellent brew! Initial slightly chocolaty sweetness with coffee, roasted malt and hints of smoke. If you roll it around in your mouth and let it rest for a while before swallowing the chili will burn. Burn, baby, burn! Prickling and tingling sensation with increasing burning sensation. This is the real deal. Without a doubt the best chili beer I’ve tried. Delicious and well balanced. Medium to full bodied with a smooth an velvety mouthfeel. Love to roll it around and let the chili burn. This is the first time I’ve had a beer that I just can’t stop rolling around in my mouth. It’s a good thing I’m at home and not in a bar. Amazing beer! Should probably be a 5.0er because I can’t find any flaws. Nice and long burning sensation with a chocolaty chipotle aftertaste.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Velvet black pour with caramel head. Smokey and caramel with bitter chocolate and spice on the palate. A rich and warming beer with the chilli factor slowly building at the back of the throat and in the stomach.
sebletitje (9073) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. This beer rocks!!!
Brune, col fin crémeux beige.
Arôme est épicé laissant une belle place aux piments, le tout reste fleuri et donne un bouquet houblonné qui se balance avec le Chipotle.
En bouche, mariage parfait entre malt grillé, léger choco avec en fin de bouche un réchauffant épicé de piments. Le tout n’est pas surfait.
Sur la fin, un houblon légèrement citronné s’immisce et vient compléter le tout qui reste épicé sans être de trop, ni sans brûler. A boire tranquillement, avec un abv optimal.
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, BBE 10/??/2016
Aroma is roasted with some vegetable-like chili. Flavour is spicy with chili, hints of vegegables and coffee. The burning chili gets stronger towards the end of the glass.
olio (9196) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with small beige head on the sides. Aroma of peat, tar, ash, chocolate notes and roasted malts. Flavor of chipotle chili, roasted malts, ash dry chocolate and some berry notes. Could be much richer on flavors and not just the chili.
tiong (6380) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Drink Shop, Tallinn
Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Aroma is roasty and spicy with notes of chocolate, coffee and chili. Taste is slightly roasty and quite spicy with some chili notes, chocolate and coffee. Finish is roasty and warming with chili notes. Probably the most warming of the chili beers I’ve tasted, but the chili notes are still quite well balanced.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from brewdog nottingham. Well smokey. Best aroma ever. Lingering smoke taste in the throat. Ace.