aleksander9 (1226) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with great brown head. Aroma is molasses, leather, espresso, chilli and some cherry. Rich palate. Aftertaste is chocolate, hot chilli, coffee and leather. Overall: impressive. Tastes like it’s 10%.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a large, fluffy light brown head that remains and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose has big notes of charred malts, chipotle, smoked malts and espresso, paired with just a touch of herbal hops. The flavour is moderately sweet up front with chocolate malty notes and touches of earth and herbal hops. A distinct spiciness enters in the middle and builds towards the finish, imparting a mild chill heat. In the background, roasted malts, chocolate and perhaps a touch of espresso continue to develop, along with soft herbal hops. The finish is long and roasty, with a mild spiciness. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, a nice stouty ale with a significant peppery accent. The pepper is a bit too much for my taste, and I’d be intrigued to try the base without the chipotle. 2014-10-14
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grifo. Vaso de ½ Pinta. Saboreada en jun´12. Color negro coronada por espuma beige amarronado de burbuja mediana y que se disipa con lentitud. Capa cremosa. En nariz, maltas torrefactas, notas picantes, pan quemado y levadura. Sabores de maltas torrefactas dulces y café, con matices de chocolate. Sutil guindilla en el intermedio con moderado amargor. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación media. Paladar sabroso y abundante. Final intenso de granos de café torrefactos y retrogusto picante y largo. Cerveza con un sorprendente equilibrio de sabores.
On-tap. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Black color headed by brownish beige froth. Medium size bubbled, rocky, slowly dissipated crown. Roasted malts, spicy notes, burnt bread & yeast to the nose. Sweet roasted malt & coffee flavors with chocolate hues. Subtle spicy chili & moderate bitterness in the middle. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Flavorful & plentiful palate. Intense roasted coffee grains finish & long peppery aftertaste. Amazing well balanced flavor beer.
ej (1209) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a frothy, creamy, brownish head
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and hints of booze.
Taste is roasty with hints of caramel and coffee at first then giving way to the soft burn of hot chillies. Finish is slightly bitter with lasting burn from the chili.
Palate is close to full and softly carbonated.
ametras (1204) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Deep brown with a thick frothy brown head. Flavors are chocolate milk, molasses, roasted malts, coffee, licorice, chipotle pepper and smoke with spicy and fruity notes. Pleasant chili heat finish. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.
Zer0 (1201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a decent head. Aroma of spicy peppers, coffee and some floral notes. Taste is heavy spicy. Full bodied but leaves a burning sensation.
Trolleo (1199) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 Body is completely dark, huge tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, hops, roasted malt, caramel. A bit smokey. Medium to full body, flat to soft carbonation. Finish is long coffee bitter and spicy, followed by a pleasant tingling; this is where chilli first appears. Just wonderful!
(Za Popen’t 0,33l bottle 8/13/2014)
As Chipotle Porter (0,33l bottle 4/21/2016)
aroma 7; appearance 3; taste 8; palate 4; overall 17; TOTAL 3,9
Pitch black body, small brown head. Aroma of spices, coffee, roasted malt and some grass. Refreshing taste, chocolate at first, than some chili. Soft carbonation, medium body, bit creamy. Very nice, but I’m not sure this is the same thing as Texas Ranger two years ago.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black colour with a couple fingers of light brown head quickly turning into a healthy ring around the glass and spotty. Aromas of chipotle pepper, chocolate. Flavours of chipotle peppers, chocolate, mocha, decent spicy balance.
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark chocolate liquer aromas. Pours black in the glass. Nice lacing from the caramel colored head. Flavor profile of sweet dark cocoa, dried fruits, espresso and a slight peppery aftertaste. A few seconds after swallowing, i can detect the spicy notes from the chipotle. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Glad I have access to more...
ebone1988 (1175) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, labeled as "Chipotle Porter." Aroma is smoke, sweet roasted malt, pepper, milky dark chocolate. Appearance is black, light brown head, thick. Taste is strange, smoky, roasted malt, fresh pepper, yet sweet and fruity. Mouthfeel is thick, heavy body, great soft carbonation. Overall, I’m not surprised why they don’t classify this as a porter because of the pepper presence.