Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from the G-Unit. Thanks Gabe! Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. The nose is spicy peppers, smoke and coffee. The taste is ash, cocoa, spicy peppers and coffee. Medium bodied. Nice beer!
Beerdrinker79 (1811) - Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml. bottle- Pours pitch black with a nice creamy mocha tan head and spiderweb lacing, beautiful beer. The aroma is very chocolatey with a spiciness in the background, peppery. The flavor is peppery up front, followed by chocolate, then smoky peppers (chipotles) and wood, very interesting. There is a definite jalapeno burn, especially in the back of the throat, this is one of the most interesting beers I have had in a long time, very experimental. The body is thick like chocolate milk, carbonation is low, finish is long, and spicy. Overall I haven’t had a beer that I was blown away like this in a long time, a winner for sure, or to quote Charlie Sheen "Winning". Loved it.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan coffee head. Very spicy body immediately get pepper, chili, and roasted malt tones. Bery pepper y and a hint of peat with a huge warmth as it hits your throat. Bery slight malty sweetness with a large warmth, loads of pepper and solid heat warming to finish. Solid brew, but i’m not huge on big spiciness. Solid offering overall.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - MAR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ACBF 2011. I like how the heat hits you end game, as the aftertaste starts to develop - not too much, but noticable. Nice.
Atom (1915) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle pours dark brown black with a huge dark tan head. Aroma is sweet and earthy with roasted Chipotle peppers, chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Taste has smokey bitterness all the way through, chocolate, Chipotle peppers flavors are present with slight heat in the finish. Interesting beer, would have liked a little more heat in this one, but still really nice.
tgncc (3036) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at Paul’s place. The aroma is chocolate, roasty, coffee, spicy. The appearance is a red/brown, opaque, small light brown head. The flavor is smoky, spicy, chocolate, roasty. The finish is fiery chipotle (this is where the chipotle finally shows up.) Good.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sample at RBWG, 2011-Phoenix. Courtesy of Sparky!). Pours dark brown with tan head. Nice red hue. Aroma has chili, adobo and some band aid. Taste is roasty bitter wit ha metallic note. Chili burn on the tip of the tongue. Medium bodied with slick texture. Finish is bitter and heat is ramping up from the chipotle. Nice beer and surprisingly spicy.
dnstone (2398) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet dark ale aroma. Black in color with tan head. Sweet chocolatey with slight spicey pepper touch in the back of the throat.
Notes: Alvinne CBF ’11
daje (2782) - NORWAY - MAR 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black and dark, small nut tan head. Full aroma with caramel, chocolate, hops. Smokey taste with chocolate, coffee and chili. Plenty of chili, good spiced, close to but not too much. the chili stays through the bitterness and really lasts.
Suttree (5689) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I loved this stuff. Seriously. Black, big dense tan head. Really fantastic aroma - smoky, chocolaty, peppery and a touch of coffee. Flavor is coffee up front, with some other traditional porter flavors in the background. The smoky, chipotle doesn’t really kick in until the end. Nice reserved spicy burn slowly builds as you drink it. Absolutely loved it.