willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20110224750ml bottle from State Line. Near black with lasting, tight, brown head. Aroma is weirdly vinyl and burning clutch with some airplane glue and floral orange rind. WTF? But on the palate it explodes with incredible and very enjoyable flavor, completely unexpected, completely welcome. Right off the bat it’s mildly smoky, a bit acidic with its roast, and lightly peppery, but within a few minutes the chipotle really comes to the fore with a great, "fresh", obvious chipotle influence. I mean, there would be no guessing what the adjunct was if you were given this blind. Solidly done and very enjoyable.
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this beer, and I like spicy food and drinks, but I cannot imagine drinking an entire bottle of this myself. The peppers begin to stick in your throat. Otherwise I would have a higher rating.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle labeled Chipolte Porter.Pours jet black with a brown,medium frothy head.Nose is heavy charcoal,smoke,chocolate,cocoa powder and bright hops.Taste is insane.First sweet chocolate malts coat the palate then an intense chipolte smokey spice blast your taste buds.The spice and smoke linger in your mouth.This is a top notch brew from Mikkeller(big surprise....ha)Once again I am blown away by these guys!Hell yes!!
espenra (908) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle. Shared with 3 friends. It poured a pitch black colour with a small brown foamy head. Aroma is sharp and smokey with notes of chilli and onions. Some malt. Flavour is also smokey with notes of roasted malts, charcoal and some dark chocolate. The chilli becomes more noticable in the back of the mouth and especially in the throat. A short aftertaste except for the chilli in the throat.
gam (3493) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big tan head good carbonation mahogany dark pour aroma roasted malts rich spicy smokeyness bacon note good on the nasal functions flavour chipotles the chilis done well tangy earthy chocolate sound and smooth on the palate a good richness and bite the maris otter flavour a fruity goodness backing the good tastes mild bitter chilli toast tangy aftertase well flavoured
pineypower (2667) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours black with a moderate dark brown head. Very complex aroma of Chipotle pepper, chocolate and light roast. Taste is very complex also, nice chocolate, roast, and interwoven chili pepper taste. Its there throughout, but no heat really comes in until the finish, and even then its only a slight burn. Incredibly complex beer for only weighing in at 6.6%. World class
dmac (4510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle of awesomeness. Poured a pitch black body underneath a large dense dark brown head. Aroma is super complex with fresh green peppers dominating along with honey, molasseses, dark chocolate, artisinal crusty breads dipped in olive oil, slight medicne. The body starts off medium but builds to a full creaminess, the heat however is what sets this apart. The heat builds and builds towards the ending and then lingers and lingers and lingers. Flavors of pepper, lots of fresh spicey green peppers, chocolate pudding, more chocolate. This is just one great beer.
gunnar (6127) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Henrik, Bergen. Pours black with a big frothy brown head. Aroma of port, sweet light peated roasted malts,wood and some acidic fragrances as well. Taste is dark bitter malts with a nice chili bite at the end, ends bitter with a mix of alcohol and hot chili burn. Lovely stuff.
Shambles (35) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black, thick tan head which stays for a long time. slow lacing, aroma of dark bitter chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa and subtle smokiness. smooth texture, similar characters on the palate with more smoke and dry chilli spice on the finish. A perfect beer. Mind blowing.
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 750ml at Henrik Øl & Vinstove i Bergen. Shared with friends. Pours dark black with little head. Smells of chocolate, tar and coffee. Tastes somewhat the same but adds a kick from the chili. Mikkeller does it again. A king among porters.