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 (47) - 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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Marvid (45) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refreshing taste with hints of coffee, chocolate, chili. A flavor that is most similar to moist air the day after rain and very refreshing. Strong smoky aftertaste.
Fspirit (42) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
NIce brown medium head. Aroma of coffee, spices, liquorice and burned grass. Taste of chocolate, espresso, wood, chili, pepper and smoke. This beer feels like a full bodied high ABV Imperial Stout at only 6,6%. Amazing work Mikkeller.
Shambles (35) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black, thick tan head which stays for a long time. slow lacing, aroma of dark bitter chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa and subtle smokiness. smooth texture, similar characters on the palate with more smoke and dry chilli spice on the finish. A perfect beer. Mind blowing.
GypsyHead (29) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I hate to say it, bc I have loved every Mikkeller beer Iíve ever had, but this beer sucks. Itís not the chipotle, itís not the barrel aging, it just tastes like a bad recipe, and I couldnít quite finish the bottle. It was well packaged, presented cold, well carbonated, and just foul tasting, very vegetal, and no chipotle notes at all. Not sure where it went wrong, but itís sooo bad.
AdamLawsonS (26) - - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with tan head, strong aromas of coffee and liquorice. Strong taste of coffee with hits of chilling as well as a ginger like heat. Taste lingers for a long time.
kjorup (23) - DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thick, creamy, mocha colored head.
Nose of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts - as expected. Very pleasant.
Medium body, moderately carbonated. At first it feels a little watery, but the aftertaste packs a punch, dominated by bitterness and a pepper "burn".
Flavor has coffee, roasted malts, chocolate a little peat, and as the initial flavor wears off, the presence of pepper is clear on the tongue.
Different, complex, hot.. I think I like it!?