BarryKonrad (94) - NORWAY - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased from Vinmonopolet, Norway. Pours pitch black, with a dark beige head that stays a little while and leaves some lacing. Nice aroma of roasted malts and coffee, with a hint of hot spices. Mouthfeel is quite creamy. Flavour is dark chocolate and roasted malts, with quite a strong aftertaste of chili. It wouldn’t seem a good match on paper, but it’s surprisingly pleasant. Very tasty and complex enough beer. Thumbs up.
Nische (514) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with brown medium head. Aroma of coffee, spices, liquorice and burned grass. Taste of chocolate, espresso, wood, chili, pepper and smoke. Could be a little more chili in it to get more flavour than just a dry bitterness.
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12.7oz bottle. Pours jet black with a thick tan to medium brown head. It has a light aroma which is of malt with hints of chocolate and coffee. The palate is surprisingly thin for a porter of this opacity. It is medium light bodied with very moderate carbonation. Taste is interesting, the chiplotle spiciness is relatively subdued (a good thing). Tastes primarily of malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, with less bread-like flavor than a normal porter. Very light if any hop bitterness. This finish has the slight lingering sweetness of the malt but primarily dominated by the mild burnt coffee-like roasted malt bitterness and a slight, but lingering spiciness of the chipotle. Not bad but not great. There is no alcohol heat to the flavor which is understandable for only 6.5ABV. A surpassingly low ABV for this brewer, effectively making this a Mikkeller session beer. Not a bad porter, but then I had low expectations. A good, but not great beer.
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ShivanDragon (1204) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 zwart als motorolie met schuimige bruine kraag aroma: mout, koffie, gebrande mouten, geroosterde mouten, chocolade medium zoet, matig bitter, zeer sterk bier, stevig pittig, kruidig, en heerlijke chili’s ( WOW !) vol van body, romig, chipotle pepers, vreemd maar ik vind het fantastisch ! super , mijn mond staat in de brand, snel nog een slok om het te blussen !
kaser (2037) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour. Brown head good bacon and smoked wood flavor. Chocolate and coffee notes. Perty tasty
drsordr (847) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle opaque black with brown hue. Nose roast chocolate and chillies. Taste bakers chocolate sweet dark fruit and hint of chipotle burn on the end, smoky hint. As it warms more subtle bourbon flavirs mid palate. P.S. great pairing with oaxaca chocolate bar from Vosges.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Chocolate and smoke with a bit of spice, almost like a Mole. Jet black with a creamy dark brown head. Bittersweet chocolate which mellows to an almost milk chocolate and finishes with some peppery heat on the back of the throat. I feel the chocolate notes overwhelm the real chipotle flavor, but I do still enjoy it.
Gorm (758) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart farve med mørk beige skum. Lukt av malt, sjokolade, kaffe og krydder. Smak av chili, sjokolade, kaffe og malt. Vinmonopolet.
nilsas (872) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tykt brunt kremet skum. Sort av farge. God duft av kaffe, sjokolade og lakris. God smak av kaffe, chili, sjokolade og lakris.
StoutHead (472) - DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice dark brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malt, coffee and chipotle. Flavours are of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, spices - the usual stuff, but with the smoky taste of the chilies - followed by liquorice - in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and has a bitter (but good) finish. Very pleasant to drink - if you’re into spicy beers. I like it, but I wouldn’t want to drink it all the time.