Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
THOUGHTS: Actually quite spicy. Way more heat than I was expecting, but it never reached an unpleasant level. But I love hot stuff and this might be too much for some. It would go nice with some sausages. Rather complex. Would be great even without the peppers, but this was incredible and different.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass with a large, light brown head that mostly diminished, but kept a decent sheet and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, and chocolate milk; maple syrup; and hints of pepper and spice (but that might be my imagination.). The initial flavor was spicy, light to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, slightly bitter and slightly sour; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter, spicy, and lightly sour with a long duration, especially on the spices. There was chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate syrup, spicy peppers, dark chocolate, cocoa, slight burnt malt, a little dark fruit, sausage spices, caramel and sour coffee. The medium to full body was leaning toward full. It was silky and then a bit dry with soft yet tingly carbonation that intensified when the spice started to effect the tongue. It also had a dry and spicy finish.
prawlie (1500) - ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half Pint at Euston Tap. Black with slight bubbly dark yellow-brown head. Spicy, íhotí but otherwise smooth chilli beer. Quite different to the barrel aged version if I recall it rightly.
mikske79 (1500) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Een bier dat absoluut mijn ding niet is. Een heel speciale smaak dat je echt moet lusten
Bendrixian (1492) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from LCBO. pours a jet black colour. Rich mocha/toffee aroma showing a hint of paprika spice. On the palate it drinks like a stout but has a certain chilli powdery spice and flavour profile. Sports a decent length and quite a good range of flavours this is a very interesting brew. Would love to try the barrel aged versions!
HopfenWeisse (1492) - - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black color with nice looking dark brown head. Aroma is roasted. Flavor is roasted, spices, chili.
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours dark brown black with 2 finger light tan head. Nose is soft bitter bakerís chocolate, ashy roast, light heat, subtle pepper spice. Taste has nice roasty chocolate, slighty ashy, cacao, medium body, balanced pepper spice. Finishes with a hint of chocolate sweetness, bakerís chocolate, moderate roast, nice assertive chili pepper spice heat that builds and lingers. Quite good!
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, dark, and roasty with a hint of smoky spice hinting at chipotle peppers. Pretty awesome.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour thanks to daknole! Deep brown/black with an intense beige head. Mikkeller makes such attractive beers. Aroma is heavy with dark chocolate, espresso, and a nice underlying spice. Flavor shows the same with additional roast malt, light smoke, and the chipotle spice definately makes itself known. Overall body is full, viscous, and finishes with a dry bitterness and spicy heat. Mmmm.
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a two finger, fine bubbled dark khaki head in this glass - it has a nice feeling from the appearance perspective. The nose is caramel and cocoa bean, with some grass and light spicing present. The flavor profile has a medium mouthfeel initial, modest sweetness. It has a robust center, moreso than expected for something in the 6.66% range, as its called. It finishes with mild bitterness, chocolate bean and roast, moving to more grass and a touch of red chili pepper, but quite modest as far as heat is concerned. Anyway - a nice porter
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rough large foam. Clear coffee aroma. Good taste of coffee with light chilli touch. Lovely fullness, very filling and delicate. From Mikkeller however, I had hoped for a little more clear chili, but itís not so.