Florya (1754) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
How : bottle Appearance : black with a medium tanned head. Aroma : tobacco, coffee, pepper, grass and chocholate. Palate : full body, soft carbonation.
tfredvik (1751) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 This is the most viscous looking beer Iíve had in a very long time: the pitch black liquid barely drips out the bottle! A large, creamy and very dense head with a scary dark brown colour forms easily and stays big for a long time before settling as a thick layer. Lots of foam is still clinging to the glass after the Texas Ranger is gone. The aroma is very strong and not surprisingly on the malty side. Itís heavily roasted with dark caramel, coffee and liquorice, some fainter chocolate and in the back I get traces of fruits and berries and even some juicy tobacco. Delicious! I canít say I pick up any chilli in the aroma, but the chipotle certainly is obvious in the flavours! Especially in the long, moderate bitter aftertaste, the burning chilli makes this a beer you donít hurl down, this is definitely a sipper. The initial taste is moderate sweet, and this soothes the palate for a while, until the next wave of chilli attacks. Other flavours include roasted notes, coffee and liquorice, and more pronounced notes of chocolate and tobacco that I found in the flavours. I also get vague hints of leather. The mouthfeel (and throat feel!) is very rough due to the chilli, and in the beginning it was actually a bit unpleasant. Further down in the glass Iím slowly getting used to the roughness. The body is full, the texture is very oily and slick, the carbonation is soft. A wonderful and intense beer, although itís a bit demanding. The most demanding part is of course all the googling thatís involved: how to pronounce "chipotle"?
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a brow hat that leaves spotty lacing up the glass. Aroma of chipotle peppers, cocoa powder, dark chocolate & roasted malts. Taste is dark malts, coffee up front that turns into coffee bitterness on the end & then a burning/warming from the chipotle peppers. Very smooth and great blend for the high amount of chipotle pepper in this beer.
thirstyrabbit (1740) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark body, medium tan head. Sweet and roasty aroma with some coffee. Big sweet and roasty taste. Finish reveals the chili heat. Not sure if I like chili in beers or not. If you want your beer to taste hot, why not just crank up the ABV? The stout base is good, however.
gEUS (1720) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle - pours coffee brown with no head. Aroma of motor oil, liquorice, Dutch drop. Medium body with an immediate attack of mouth and throat due to the peppers. Itís too much and not gentle at all... Poured it, pity.
LoFi (1710) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 Bottle, sample.
Black with a porous light brown head.
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, quite dry.
Taste: chocolate, really hot chili, licorice, coffee, a bit creamy, spicy finish.
Iím a big fan of spicy food, but for me this isnít completely successful. Still a pretty nice one though.
Third time Iíve had this now, and each time is better than the last.
Black with a creamy brown head.
Aroma: roasted, coffee, licorice, cocoa, light chili.
Taste: fruity and hot chili, licorice, coffee, cocoa, light creamy, finish has a nice burn.
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is heavy sweets, alcohol, roasted malt, mediumweak chili, feel is medium, carb is quite low, taste is early, quite heavy chili and heavy roasted malt, decent coffee, iron,
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at work. ( I never get tired of saying that). Poured into one of our sampler tulips. Pours medium deep brown, with a black core, thin dark tan head, spotty lacing - surprisingly poor lacing for a draught sample. Nose is big chipotle, very dry and spicy pepper notes with light smoke, sweet toffee/fudge, marshmallows, hickory, and cocoa powder. Flavours of spicy coffee, very woody, like hickory or maple smoke, plus lots of smoke, fudge, and plenty of earth. Not the equal of the Speyside Edition, but then what is?
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle, home.
Good classic mocha lacing; opaque black colour, aroma is grains, leather, chocolate, chilli peppers, bourbon, Devonshire cream and some nice measured hops. Taste is just divine. chocolate, bourbon, smoke, excellent bitterness, espresso coffee, roasted malts, leather, gorgeous dollops of cream, maybe some very faint vanilla, some uey treacle pudding which just oozes class, toffee and chillies. There is a lovely burn to your mouth when you finish this. I love the chillies in this, such a great touch!
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Proof. Black pour with a sudsy brown head. Deep chocolate aroma, roasted malts, smoke and peppers in the aroma. Thick chewy, dry chocolate malt up front, roast, light soy with smoke and chili peppers to round out the finish. Nice balance and tasty.