TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Deep brown-black pour with a short brown head leaving minimal lace. Nose is chocolate with a hint of spice. Medium-heavy body and moderate carbonation. Baking chocolate, black cherry, oak and dark roast. Finish is more bitter chocolate, oak, charcoal and some spicy peppers, but I couldn’t swear they were Chipotle. Really liked this one, as I do most of the Mikkeller brews.
Garlic_of_Doom (541) - SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Bottle from Hökeren.
Pours dark brown with a brown head.
This is really something. The aroma is mainly chocolate and some fruit/port/madeira. The taste, oh boy! Burned/roasted malts, some hops (pretty fresh bottle), loads of chocolate, some sweet notes and then...the chili kicks in, bites and hangs on for a long while. One of my favourites. Feels more like a stout than a porter.
Looking forward to see how it will taste after a few years ageing.
Added 120715: Pretty much the same as the last time but with some milk chocolate/cold cocoa drink in taste. Chocolate malts is more prominent this time.
Thinner than all previous times, chili has no growing heat for each sip and is overall very weak. Not the usual great flavour either. I’m disappointed. Perhaps just a batch variation.
dumontn (529) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @Local Option’s ASS MAKEOVER event. Pours dark dark brown with some light at the edges, super tight light brown head, great retention. Aroma is smoke, salt, dry chili peppers, dark chocolate, espresso, brine, leather. Taste is green hops, intense "hot" spiciness in back of the throat, smoke, espresso, burn, burnt wood, dry chili, chocolate, leather. Body is full, creamy, low carbonation, very dry spicy/hot finish with tons of leather. Overall, uniqe and delcious; my first "hot" beer.
mauritsio (528) - FINLAND - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 Bottle from drink shop tallinn. Black with tall brown head. Sweat roasted aroma. Roasted bitter taste with spicy after kick.
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paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks Kyle!! Pours nearly solid black with a half finger mocha head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate upfront. Lots of cigarette aromas and smoke. Some spice, molasses and oatmeal. Initial flavor is completely different from the aroma. I get chalk and chili pepper immediately. Cigarette like finish with hints of dark chocolate. Plenty of heat, but not too much. Chalky mouth feel, medium body.
VamboladeTolly (522) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours deep dark brown with nice thick brown head. Aroma of burnt malts, coffee, some herbal notes. Taste burnt malts, some light chilli spicyness, coffee, medium bitter. Good beer.
doublebock (521) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with reddish tan head. Chocolate, oak and smokey whiskey aroma. Wonderful rich malty molasses flavor with whiskey, pepper and mocha coffee . Finishes with wood esters. Wish I could have picked up some of the chipotle..
MSBrindbergs (521) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska på Sue Ellen
Kolsvart med tjock brunt skum.
Doftar rostad malt, kaffe med kryddighet.
Kraftig bränd smak med en chilitouch.
Annars typiskt stoutig.
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Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - MAR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 Nera ed oleosa con un massiccio cappello di schiuma marrone. Aroma cioccolatoso e caffettoso molto intenso che ricorda una torta, con un pizzico di tostato sul finale; gusto equilibrato ed amarognolo con note di caffè, cacao, malto e peperoncino. Corpo medio, effervescenza debole, struttura parzialmente liquorosa, ed è "piccante" a tutti gli effetti: punge piacevolmente sul palato, sulla lingua e sulle labbra, una delizia!
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Before this I had only tried the bourbon barrel version which was quite a disappointment to me. The normal version goes a lot further. It smells great of coffee, dark chocolates and cookies without any real sweetness to it. The body is medium to light and actually feels refreshing. A lot of cold coffee comes though with some spices and a lingering warming sensation of chili that works quite well with the beer.