angel77 (63) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 33cl tomada en varias ocasiones durante 2012 y 2013. Alucinante porter de color negro con espuma algo oscura y persistente. Aromas intensos a maltas tostadas y final de lupulo verde. Sabor tostado principalmente con algo dulce de caramelo y chocolate y lo mejor de lo mejor el final picante, no excesivo, del chile chipotle -mi favorito en el mundo chile mejicano-. Una grandŪsima cerveza que con sus 6 vol. deja atrŠs a muchas otras porter o stout de mayor graduaciůn con la que la he comparado (F. Dog gonzo, por ejemplo). Una de mis favoritas del mundo Mikkeller.
stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed everything about this beer - the jet black pour, classic Mikkeller malt character (sweet espresso, tar, chocolate essence and burnt caramel), fragrant hops, and spicy chilli flavour/lingering burn. The malt did become a little cloying, but the overall balance between big, bold flavours was amazing. Unmistakeably Mikkeller.
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
20 cl tasting glass @ Mikkeller bar in Copenhagen, Denmark. Beautiful, chocolate brown pour with thin cocoa-tint head. Aroma of chocolate and heat (something is lurking in there). Almost like a paprika tingle to the nose. A fanatastic porter! Ideal temperature for imbibing . . . the beer has a velvety mouthfeel, coats the palate with a roasted, smokiness paired with the previously mentioned chocolate notes and then . . . the money shot. Boom! The pepper hits the back of the throat! I am in awe of this beer. Probably one of the most amazing beer experiences of my life. What can I say? I bought a 750 cl bottle and drank it when I got back to Sweden.
oppear (58) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours black liquid with brown medium top that fades, also aroma is nice, sweet smokey that would promise good things to come. But, the taste, first thing that hitís is ash-smoke which is too harsh. You may have time to think about dark chocolate if it wasnít for the bitter-peppery taste overwhelming right after. Yes, there is a sweetness in it aswell, but itís a harsh drink and Iím suffering while trying to finish this thinking, do I have to... Iím no Texas Ranger for sure and would like to enjoy when having a beer.
Crompt (53) - Clover, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Looks like a thin stout when poured but the smell of this one is amazing. You can really smell the chipotle. Chipotle comes through in the taste and it is a little spicy. The heat gets better and better as you sip on it which is exactly what I would want from a beer brewed with chili peppers. Best chili pepper beer Iíve had.
canuck_j (52) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
AROMA:Grainy malt with a plum- like fruitiness
APPEARANCE: Opaque dark with a massive 2" dark tan head that doesnít go away and laces perfectly
TASTE:Big whammy of chocolate malt, fruity plum and christmas cake flavours, and then the sneaking bite of the chipotles. wow this is some beer!!
PALATE: full bodied and creamy, with good carbonation and a pleasant burning the finish from the peppers, complicated by the hop biiterness, this is one unique beer.
OVERALL: I donít think I have had a beer quite like this, the closest being hot cholcolate shout by sherwood park liquor store contract brew in Edmonton. Very hot spicy porter, the combination being very pleasant and warming. This is a perfect apres ski beer IMHO!!
Chaseman (50) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
You can just get that smell of pepper mixed in with the aromas of smokey coffee and chocolate. The roast chocolate rests on your palate along with slight vanilla and slight coffee tones as well. The chili comes in at the end, when the sweetness gives way to that nice burn in the back of your mouth. A very memorable beer, and even with its spice, I found it very drinkable.
mike12da (49) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black with thick tan head... looks like an Imperial Stout! Head settles very nicely. Aroma of chocolate and barbeque? Must be the chili. Wow, the taste is very nice, the chili compliments this beer very well. Not a killer like other chili beers Iíve had. Tastes like a nice strong porter up front, the chili is most apparent in the aftertaste. This is great, much better than I expected. Far better than any other chili beer Iíve had, and one of the more interesting Mikkeller beers Iíve tried. Letís see how my stomach handles it.
eeez (47) - Thatcham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick with a brown head, aroma is minimal. Tastes smokey with primary flavours being roasted malts and smoke. Chilli heat appears last warming the throat.
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htnicholas (46) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12.7oz bottle. Pours jet black with a thick tan to medium brown head. It has a light aroma which is of malt with hints of chocolate and coffee. The palate is surprisingly thin for a porter of this opacity. It is medium light bodied with very moderate carbonation. Taste is interesting, the chiplotle spiciness is relatively subdued (a good thing). Tastes primarily of malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, with less bread-like flavor than a normal porter. Very light if any hop bitterness. This finish has the slight lingering sweetness of the malt but primarily dominated by the mild burnt coffee-like roasted malt bitterness and a slight, but lingering spiciness of the chipotle. Not bad but not great. There is no alcohol heat to the flavor which is understandable for only 6.5ABV. A surpassingly low ABV for this brewer, effectively making this a Mikkeller session beer. Not a bad porter, but then I had low expectations. A good, but not great beer.
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