bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours like an imperial stout. black, large frothy mocha head with long retention and lots of lacing. toast, milk chocolate, toffee, lots of smoke, fairly spicy chipotle, a slight metallic note. medium bitter, medium-liter spicy, umami. medium-full body, creamy feel, soft carb, lingering spicy finish.
Brandman (1756) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, brown head. Aroma has really dark chocolate, sweet espresso coffee, sugar and some burned veggies. Very Nice chilli burn in aftertaste. Great.
Vestergaard (149) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful Black with Brown head. Smell is lil fresh with coffee and hops. Nice coffee and Dark chocolate, and massive but Nice chili. Impressive for the low alcohol!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
prawlie (998) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half Pint at Euston Tap. Black with slight bubbly dark yellow-brown head. Spicy, íhotí but otherwise smooth chilli beer. Quite different to the barrel aged version if I recall it rightly.
zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. An inky black beer with a quickly disappearing thin brown head. Initial chocolate flavours are followed by sweet red fruit, roasted coffee and roasted barbecue notes with a warming, spicy chilli finish. Excellent!
tfredvik (799) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the most viscous looking beer Iíve had in a very long time: the pitch black liquid barely drips out the bottle! A large, creamy and very dense head with a scary dark brown colour forms easily and stays big for a long time before settling as a thick layer. Lots of foam is still clinging to the glass after the Texas Ranger is gone. The aroma is very strong and not surprisingly on the malty side. Itís heavily roasted with dark caramel coffee and liquorice, some fainter chocolate and in the back I get traces of fruits and berries and even some juicy tobacco. Delicious! I canít say I pick up any chilli in the aroma, but the chipotle certainly is obvious in the flavours! Especially in the long, moderate bitter aftertaste, the burning chilli makes this a beer you donít hurl down, this is definitely a sipper. The initial taste is moderate sweet, and this soothes the palate for a while, until the next wave of chilli attack. Other flavours include roasted notes, coffee and liquorice, and more pronounced notes of chocolate and tobacco that I found in the flavours. I also get vague hints of leather. The mouthfeel (and throat feel!) is very rough due to the chilli, and in the beginning it was actually a bit unpleasant. Further down in the glass Iím slowly getting used to the roughness. The body is full, the texture is very oily and slick, the carbonation is soft. A wonderful and intense beer, although itís a bit demanding. The most demanding part is of course all the googling thatís involved: how to pronounce "chipotle"?
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Joakgust (690) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl - Opaque brown beer with a large brown head. Aroma is spicy with notes of chocolate, chipotle, chili spiced rice and roasted barley. Flavor is spicy with notes of roasted barley, chili, chipotle, caramel, licorice and rice. Great interesting beer.
umich03jm (1309) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours black with a medium sized foamy head that fades normally and leaves nice webbing. Grabs the glass very well. Aroma is roasty with some light smoke, chipotle peppers, cocoa, and a light lactose sweet scent. Taste is very nice. Light sweetness mixes very nicely with the roast, smoke and cocoa. Awesome chipotle smokey, spicy finish. Just the right amount of spicy burn. So smooth in the finish too. Thin to medium body with a silky, oily mouthfeel. Overall, really great flavors here. The lighter body makes this so easy and smooth to drink. Really starting to love beers with chipotle peppers in them.
Davros (1720) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a dark tan head.
Nose shows chocolate, coffee, soft roasted malt and liquorice. Very decadent!
Very rich flavours too. Heavy roasted malt with some coffee notes. Not much chipotle flavour but there is a soft burn on the palate. Finish is very roasty.
Rich, syrupy, creamy mouthfeel. Nice.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I live in Texas but the only place I could find this Danish-brewed beer was in Kuala Lumpur. It pours chalky brown with a 2 inch tan head just right. The nose is malty cocoa and chilli. The flavor is spicy chilli malt just right. This beer lets you know you have balls enough to drink it but doesnít kick you in them. Nobody does a chilli beer better than this. Nuff said.