rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a brown head. Oily cocoa aroma, tar, licorice, sweetish viol, smoky notes, spicy, peppery. Roasted soot flavor, really bitter and spicy. Bitter dry spicy finish.
brokensail (12359) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is viscous and black with a big mocha colored head that has great staying power.
S: A very subtle chili spice that lies underneath a nice smokey and roasty nose. There is a bit of a woody note too, along with a bit of earth and salt.
T: The chipotles give this beer a real interesting flavor. Smoke, spice, salt, and earth all come to mind immediately. The beer is quite rich and chocolatey with lots of roasted character as well.
M: I was surprised when I checked the label to see this beer is only 6.6% because the mouthfeel is very impressive. Very full bodied with a nice creamy carbonation.
D: This is (surprisingly) one of the best Mikkeller beers that I’ve come across. A really nice porter with a well done chili addition.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, chipotle, and burnt. Flavor of roasted malt, mild chipotle, coffee, burnt grain, and raisins.
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of ericandersnavy. As Mikkeller Chipotle Porter. In a snifter. Pours black with a 3 finger dark tan lacey/clingy head. 3 fingers in a snifter? And 2 fingers of beer! I don’t know what to say. My nose says food. Like Chipotle Tabasco. If you haven’t had that, get it . Full bodied with foamy carbonation. Flavor is chipotle tar. Or chipotle linoleum paste ( got to go back aways to get that one). I just whacked a hanbero sausage in the atomic atomizer, and I think it will go well with this. It’s not chewy, but seems like it wants to be. It’s hot. Not excessively so. But the heat does build a bit. So this is coffee/chipotle? Best I can do. Smooth. Burnt toast. But primarily chili. In the end it develops noticeable chili heat. My scalp is expressing water in response. This may not be super high on the Scoville scale, but it is on the scale.
Koelschtrinker (11987) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Würzig malziger Beginn, leichte Schooladennoten. Hintergründig scharfe Noten, pfeffrig. Die Malzigkeit nimmt wenig ab, die würzigen Noten werden intensiver, die Schärfe nimmt zu. Süß-pfiffriges Finish, die Schärfebleibt gerade noch in angenehmem Rahmen, leicht brotig. 12/11/9/9/6/10
chrisv10 (11985) - DENMARK - JAN 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ FairBar. Very dark brown with small brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, pepper and strong chipotle.
gunnfryd (11913) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at KØ-2010. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is smoked, coffee, roasted malt, chili, licorice. Nice easy drinkable beer.
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle "Chipotle Porter." Small tan head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, light chipotle. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some pepper burn, light roast. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
Tmoney99 (11586) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, wood and smoke aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted smoke malt bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
Theydon_Bois (11524) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Craft Beer Co - 14/09/12.
Pitch black with a thin coffee head which soon thin and good lacing ensued.
Nose is sweet malt, chocolate, and a little woody smokiness.
Tastes of charred wood, sweet chocolate, burnt tones, chilli and a little medicinal at the end, almost whisky like.
Medium bodied, but fairly chewy, moderate carbonation, smoky finish.