JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour deep black with a dark tan brown head good lacing. Aroma smokey, anise, wood, coffee, chocolate, nice hopping, slight phenolic, roasty, slight nuttiness. Taste bbq smokey, roast, hickory, chocolate, coffee, pepper, some good heat from chipotle, good bitter hops, with some citrus hops in background. MF full creamy body with a good carb that opens up the palate. This is very well constructed brew and the best example of this style I have seen a truly enjoyable sipper.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours opaque black with a two finger cappuccino head with some huge bubbles and awesome lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with a little chipotle smoke. Bold roasted flavor with dark chocolate and smoke. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent lingering pepper burn at the back if the throat and a touch on the lips. Terrific.
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts spicy coffee dark fruits flavor roasted malts spicy coffee dark fruits some caramel and a bitter hop finish with a pepper after burner
FatPhil (12719) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (S. Brevinga Alus Salons, Riga)
7 Lovely roasty aroma, spicy hops too, a touch nettly.
5 Black, gorgeous tight tan head. Alas the barman pouerd in all the crap, but I wonít dock points for that.
7 Lovely rich roasty taste, a real buzz of tingly hops. Burntness is very dry but not astingent.
4 Very smooth palate. I would say slick, but the careless pouring might explain that, so again not docking points. Great tingle in the mouth, but it didnít immediately say chilli to me, hoppy too. But the gentle burn in the finish explains everything - yup, itís chilli.
14 Very good chilli beer, possible one of the best Iíve had. Itís very mellow and unaggressive (but I am very much a chilli fan), fitting in with the roast very well.
erickok (4918) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2011
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark bodied with reddish brown small head. Chocolate, roasted, earthy. Taste starts af okay, light sweet and good creamyness. But then the burn comes through. Omg, who thought of this combination? Horrible. Scraping the end of your throat. Yuck. Probably will never get a chili-infused beer ever again. (25cl tap at Beer Temple)
hE5AdEv3qeqAsU5r (80) - - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black with thick tan head... looks like an Imperial Stout! Head settles very nicely. Aroma of chocolate and barbeque? Must be the chili. Wow, the taste is very nice, the chili compliments this beer very well. Not a killer like other chili beers Iíve had. Tastes like a nice strong porter up front, the chili is most apparent in the aftertaste. This is great, much better than I expected. Far better than any other chili beer Iíve had, and one of the more interesting Mikkeller beers Iíve tried. Letís see how my stomach handles it.
Bricks (903) - Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark in appearance, with a strange hue in the head -- interesting. Nice smokey/pepper test that comes back to bite you with a spicy aftertaste. Not what a beer should taste like, but worth a try.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The color is spot on but there isnít much head. A lot of roasted notes and smoke in the aroma. The flavor is like youíd expect. A velvety smooth smoked porter with chile heat at the end. Itís a late heat that really lingers. Iíd put the heat on a level close to a mild jalapeno.Certainly not overpowering. And, since itís a porter, if you search for some bittersweet chocolate, youíll find it. The smoke comes out more as it warms.
Really pleased with my first chile beer and I want more!
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of smoke, coffee and spice. Taste is of smoke (slightly ashy), coffee, roasted malts, firewood, with a very pleasant burning finish.
ogivlado (6978) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 330ml. -from ōlbutikken, Kopenhagen. Pitch black coloured, medium to big sized brown head, hoppy chocolate nose. Strong roasted malt, chocolate and coffee taste with burning chilli that shows up after few seconds. Well balanced and enjoyable brew. I like chilli a lot so I really enjoyed this one.