lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pretty, falling dark dark chocolate brown foam that settles into a dark brown to black body. The aroma doesn’t wait, wafting around the room in notes of heavy chocolate with roasted chilis riding along with it. Taste is more chili forward, a smokey spiciness that bites and then lets the chocolate and roast finish before returning with a lingering heat. Nice.
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, says 7,7% on the bottle.Pours black with a nice brown head.Aroma of coffee,roasted malts,licorice,smoke,ash and grassy hops.Flavor is sweet and somewhat hot with some bitterness.Full body,soft carbonation.Nice smoked porter with some heat from the chili.
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick dark black brown color with a massive light brown reddish head that persist in a yeasty pillow. Nose is dark chocolate, faint smoke, chillies, green citrusy hops, berries, and vegetables. Medium silky but kind of thin mouthfeel with some burning heat. Taste is similar to the nose. Pretty dang good.
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of Mikkeller Chipotle Porter. A black pour with a small tan head. The aroma was smoke. Like many others, I didn’t get the chipotle. The beer did have a mellow smooth smokey flavor that I believe can be attributed to the peppers. Overall, it was a tasty creation by the man himself.....
drowland (6156) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/1/10. Thanks, Cavie! Cloudy black pour.
Smokey, sour soy sauce aroma with undertones of brown sugar. Smokey, sooty, spicy flavor again with undertones of sour and a lingering spiciness in the back of the throat. The spiciness builds with time. Nice!
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from West Lakeview Liquors (Chicago, IL). Pours a dark thicker roasty blackish opaque hue, dark brown edges, a huge frothy dark brown head sits atop, laces well and cakes and stays huge. Aromas are roasty coffee, barley, and dark chocolate with a touch of earthy heat, spiciness, more roast over the top. Some toffee and cocoa sweetness, but largely roasty and lightly warming spice. Initial is medium bodied, a big dose of roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate up front, dry and roasty, moving into a moderate warming peppery heat, earthy chipotle peppers grow in a wave of heat on the palate, warming as it goes down, decent sweetness pokes in, with great roastiness, coffee, dark chocolate, aand dry heat. Finish leaves heat, peppers, and roastiness of coffee, cocoa, and roasted barley. A touch of sweetness, but the peppers seem to take the cake. More spicy than anticipated, but in a good way, asserting itself and offering dry roast, coffee, dark and dry bitter chocolate as vegetal and earthy peppers stick on the backend and aftertaste. Sweetness stays at bay. Quite nice, from a pepper beer fan of course. Not necessarily a beer to drink in a session, but a special flavorful offering.
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a lasting brown head. Dry chocolate, roasty malt, smoked pepper aromas. rich, smooth mouthdeel. Very good chocolate fudge, dark roast malt flavors with earthy smoky peppers.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml, labeled as Mikkeller Chipotle Porter for the American market. Best by date 02/25/2013, consumed in September 2010. The body is absolutely pitch black, shower far more dense and abyss-like than a sub 7% beer normally would. A thick, puffy head of dark mocha-brown foam deflates like a soufflé, settling in as a thin but lasting, frothy blanket. Torn and tattered tissue sheets of lacing mark the glass well. It’s really quite a beautiful looking beer. The aroma is based in dark, bittersweet chocolate and darkly roasted caramel, with a touch of black strap molasses and a hint of sweet smoke. It’s not overtly peppery, but you do get some rustic, smoked jalapeno and adobo notes in the background. Flavors are a good deal more intense in many respects. First off, the chocolate element tells a tale of two extremes, showing bitter, dark notes and fluffy, espresso-laced cake notes simultaneously. Burnt caramel sugars add further sweetness, as does a bit of creamy lactose. Then there’s the pepper, which is initially soft and smoky, quickly building to more of a zesty burn with a touch of acridity. The palate is smooth and creamy up front, with plenty of body. Growing carbonation works to intensify the chili burn on the back of the throat, as Belgian yeast leads towards a slightly drying finish. This is a very interesting brew. Well done, I’d say, save for the fact that I can’t really drink too much of it. In small doses, I see some cool food pairings that could work here.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml brown bottle. $12.99/Specs. Live Oak, TX. A very thick dark black beer with a huge cocoa color head. Looks nice and it looks like dessert. The aroma is sweet, a lot of chocolate, and just enough of pepper heat to be smokey. The taste is sweet, chocolate, smokey, and some bitterness. I cannot say I "taste" chipotle but I think it helps gives this beer its smokey quality. I know the lines get mixed between stout and porter but this is the most Imp. Stout like porter I’ve had as far as mouthfeel and thickness goes.
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Cavie. Black pour with a great brown head. Aroma is full, spicy, yet full of nuts and chocolate. Taste is very smoked, meaty, alcohol, spicy, spicy, and spicy. Wears on me after a while.