DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 from Frank Smith’s. Pours..wow, this pour is thick, deep black with very little light through, and a 3-finger brown head that stays around longer than an unwanted house guest. Nose is huge black patent and choc malts, peppers, both black and red, and hops...huge hops. The nose is Alpha Klausy. Tastes rich, smooth, velvety, with a big choc syrup, cacao, and roasty black patent malt flavor, a lot of peppers, and a lot of hops. This one is very complex, very easy to drink, and the chipotle bolsters and accentuates the malt and hops. This one is delicious.
teddybeer (3260) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle Black colour with frothy and creamy brown head. Good lacework on the glass. Aroma is toasty, dark chocolate, with hints of vanilla. Flavour is dark coffee, burnt wood, with a moderate bitterness. The final has chili notes. Carbonation is flat. Body is medium to high. Texture is creamy.
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a beige head and some lacings. Sweet with some dryness. In the beginning aromas of chocolate and hints of vanilla, then stong hoppy notes mixed with aromas of roasted malts. And in the end aromas of chilli, green pepper fruit, smoked and burned malts. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long hot finish (after burner) mith more hops and roasted malts.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Chipotle Porter
Date: December 24, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma, peppery spicyness, robust hops
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry and peppery, dark chocolate bitterness, long pepper finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Linnet (1600) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smoke, tar, smoked meat, rich as hell.
Appearance: Black as can be medium beige head, lacing.
Flavour: Same as in the nose with a warming and peppery finish. First beer I’ve tried that has chili in it, and it makes it’s prescence known.
Total: I liked it a lot.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @Local Option’s ASS MAKEOVER event. Pours dark dark brown with some light at the edges, super tight light brown head, great retention. Aroma is smoke, salt, dry chili peppers, dark chocolate, espresso, brine, leather. Taste is green hops, intense "hot" spiciness in back of the throat, smoke, espresso, burn, burnt wood, dry chili, chocolate, leather. Body is full, creamy, low carbonation, very dry spicy/hot finish with tons of leather. Overall, uniqe and delcious; my first "hot" beer.
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Deep brown-black pour with a short brown head leaving minimal lace. Nose is chocolate with a hint of spice. Medium-heavy body and moderate carbonation. Baking chocolate, black cherry, oak and dark roast. Finish is more bitter chocolate, oak, charcoal and some spicy peppers, but I couldn’t swear they were Chipotle. Really liked this one, as I do most of the Mikkeller brews.
Chaseman (50) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
You can just get that smell of pepper mixed in with the aromas of smokey coffee and chocolate. The roast chocolate rests on your palate along with slight vanilla and slight coffee tones as well. The chili comes in at the end, when the sweetness gives way to that nice burn in the back of your mouth. A very memorable beer, and even with its spice, I found it very drinkable.
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra fat på Bishops Arms, København 2 Nov 11 - i hyggelig selskap. Svart. Lavt mokkafarget skum. Sterk krydderaroma. Smaken er pepper. Varer lenge. Heftig.
jmohno (1481) - Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barrell aged chipoltle porter bottle.Poured to a lager pub glass.Initial 3 finger cinnamon tan head,lots of lacing.
Fantastic aroma,mainly a malt milk chocolate, a little carmel and sweetness,somewhat fresh bready.You can kinda detect some heat.Vanilla bourbon oak tones.Great aroma!
Taste is smooth medium sweet,creamy chocolate with a light but smooth kind of roastyness fairly bready with the creamyness and some dark cherry kind of edge to it, there is a nice bitterness in the finish balanced and smooth as well.Some earthy oaky dryness comes out as it warms giving it a mild woody chocolate dryness.The chiplotle heat comes out a bit in the finish but i probably wouldnt know it had i not known chipoltle was in it.But you can start to notice it in the finish as it warms.