blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Before this I had only tried the bourbon barrel version which was quite a disappointment to me. The normal version goes a lot further. It smells great of coffee, dark chocolates and cookies without any real sweetness to it. The body is medium to light and actually feels refreshing. A lot of cold coffee comes though with some spices and a lingering warming sensation of chili that works quite well with the beer.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@RBWG-750-pours a retaining rich tight brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-peat/smoke. Taste is chili.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
THOUGHTS: Actually quite spicy. Way more heat than I was expecting, but it never reached an unpleasant level. But I love hot stuff and this might be too much for some. It would go nice with some sausages. Rather complex. Would be great even without the peppers, but this was incredible and different.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass with a large, light brown head that mostly diminished, but kept a decent sheet and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, and chocolate milk; maple syrup; and hints of pepper and spice (but that might be my imagination.). The initial flavor was spicy, light to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, slightly bitter and slightly sour; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter, spicy, and lightly sour with a long duration, especially on the spices. There was chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate syrup, spicy peppers, dark chocolate, cocoa, slight burnt malt, a little dark fruit, sausage spices, caramel and sour coffee. The medium to full body was leaning toward full. It was silky and then a bit dry with soft yet tingly carbonation that intensified when the spice started to effect the tongue. It also had a dry and spicy finish.
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle generously shared at the RBSG grand tasting. Labeled as Chipotle Porter. Pours a dark chocolate brown. Aroma is musty with notes of dark chocolate. Flavor is unsweetened cocoa with some chalk. Roasted malt in the finish. Fairly good, but I got no pepper whatsoever.
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chipotle Bottle at RBSG. Poured a deep brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, peppers, and chocolate. Tastes of roast, peppers, coffee, and caramel. Lighter peppery burn that as not overwhelmingly hot.
Sammy (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great porter, with imperial stout thickness, chocolate, mollases, spicy peppers in the finish. Complex, carbonation right there. Masterful.
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG. Dark brownish with a small tan head. Notes of roast, cocoa, coffee, strong pepper. Pretty well integrated pepper beer.
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tall, long lasting tan head rises out of this black bodied brew.
Rich aroma of cocoa, coffee with some smoke.
The flavor follows the aroma with a peppery, slightly hot finish.
Very well done pepper beer! I’ll have another one of these!
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice thick stout brown with a tan head. Nose is dark malt, some roast, some smoke, some peat, and some earthy pepper quality. Flavor is similar with hints of roast and peat asserting themselves all the way through the finish. Medium to full-bodied and not bad overall.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by Sparky at RBWG. It’s chuck norris in a bottle, so if I rated it poorly I wouldn’t be alive to rate this. Luckily it poured a dark brown with aroma of spices, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is choco-spices, coffee, and peppers integrate well with the brew. Thanks Eric!