Sledutah (6184) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (Chipotle Porter) shared by someone at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark malts and chipotle
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel of dark malts, smoke, chipotle and chocolate
Decent, but the chipotle overpowered the roasted malts which ruined a potentially great beer.
JohnnyJ (4990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle labeled Chipotle Porter. Dark brow pour, tan head. Chocolate, caramel malt, smoky, and spicy pepper (but not over powering). A nicely done pepper beer, that is well balanced.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle labeled "Chipotle Porter" Pours a viscous black with chocolate head. Aroma of strong dark roast with hints of smoke and chillies.Flavor of bold dark roasted grain and the finish of smoked chillies and subtle heat. Mouth feel is heavy body with low carbonation. Over all, solid brew! The chipotle is not too intense and shoes to be a solid porter. Good stuff!
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle - labeled Chipotle Porter.
Iíve been wanting to try this one for some time now - dark black color with some tan head. Aromas of cocoa, some nutiness and smoke. Flavor is incredible! Some sweetness, chocolate flavors - some heat from the peppers but in no way overpowering. Increasing spiciness as it lingers - very unique.
crossovert (9728) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml capped brown bottle. Bottling code doesnít really make sense but this one is fairly new.
The appearance is absolutely the best I have ever seen. It is a stunning looking beer. As it pours it TRULY looks like motor oil. It is pitch, pitch black with a HUGE awesome looking head that is a gradient of sparkling tan. It is large, billowing, pillowy, but shiny. It sticks for a good while before receding to globs of lacing.
The smell is very interesting. Lots of smoke, some chili pepper, not spicy though. There is some chocolate as well. Yes, maybe even bacon, but mainly because of the smokiness.
Teh first noticeable part of the flavor is the thick mouthfeel, this beer is only 6.6 but it has the richness of a 12 percenter, but without an overbearing alcoholic tinge. The flavor is primarily a smoky american porter which is very nice. The peppers are there but arenít spicy at all. It is like the chocolates you get with cayenne in them. This one lacks any sort of spiciness despite its use of peppers. It is a smooth, exotic american porter done extremely well.
It cost me 14$ but I would say it was worth it, a very good beer.
Kestral (506) - Ňrnes, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@HŚndverkerstuene. Black with a thick, creamy brown head. Good amount of sticky lace. A lot of smoke in the aroma, almost sour smoke, along with nuts, dry cocoa, and some bready notes. A lot of spiciness on the tongue, some chocolate and coffee with smoke, ashes and that heat in the finish. Fittingly thick and creamy with subtle carbonation. Yes, itís wierd, but itís good, itís a cool brew. A whole bottle on my own though, would prove a task.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A spicy (hot spices) chocolaty porter. Well made but not my thing
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed relatively fresh, more than 2 years before
The look: Black body topped by a medium brown head leaving lots of
In long: Nose of chocolate cake, a bit of smoke, spicy notes. Taste is very creamy no-so-bitter bakery chocolate, lots of chilli pepper (too much for me), some black coffee, tree bark, lot of grounded black pepper, some woody hops. This is once again a chocolaty spicy beer that I didnít really enjoy. I drank the whole 750ml bottle despite the fact that this is not my style of beer so this is probably a good sign. Thereís something that doesnít sit right with me when beer or food blends chocolate and hot spices. I didnít enjoy the highly rated CCB Hunahpuís and GD Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti either. You can add spicy chocolaty beers to the list of things I increasingly dislike as I grow older. Right behind growing older. (Country Music is still number one)
blipp (7182) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Paul and Ryanís 5,000th rate tasting. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted malty aroma, with some peppery notes. and smoky coffee notes. The flavor has roasted malts up front, some light sweetness and a burning peppery finish. The heat isnít too intense, but itís definitely there. Nice.
lamas (1468) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL "Chipotle Porter" bottle. A jet-black pour with a thick & creamy mocha head that leaves rings of lacing behind. A rich aroma that features lots of smoke, chili peppers, BBQ, cocoa powder, caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, and some grapefruity hoppiness in the background. Medium to full-bodied and silky smooth on the way down. The taste is moderately sweet upfront with some chocolate, cocoa, and caramel. A fairly dry finish that lingers with a bit of grapefruitiness. Wow! A really authentic BIG chili pepper burn in the back of the throat that hangs around forever. The chipotle peppers actually overshadow the ample hoppiness. Some smokiness (BBQ and charcoal) is present throughout. Interesting and unique. Iíve had other beers brewed with chili peppers, but none have imparted the essence on this level. Another winner from Mikkeller.
stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed everything about this beer - the jet black pour, classic Mikkeller malt character (sweet espresso, tar, chocolate essence and burnt caramel), fragrant hops, and spicy chilli flavour/lingering burn. The malt did become a little cloying, but the overall balance between big, bold flavours was amazing. Unmistakeably Mikkeller.