BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a thick, dense, creamy tan head that slowly receded to a thick fluffy layer while leaving large spots of lacing. Aroma of bakers chocolate, lightly roasted malt, bread (rye?), a soft earthiness, and some dry pepper. Smooth, lightly bitter entry that leads into a moderate roasted maltiness with some hints of light bakers chocolate that leads into a lightly dry earthiness paired with a moderate chalkiness that is overtaken by lightly spicy pepper note that lingers into the finish and becomes a tad overbearing before a light, sweet breadiness peaks through and tries to salvage some of the flavor. Light carbonation and relatively slick mouth feel. Overall, the appearance and aroma are pretty promising, but the lingering, harsh flavor leaves a pretty fair amount to be desired. I am not sure if it’s the peppers that are imparting the chalking, almost medicinal flavors or not, but I am not a fan of that. Bummer.
bartlebier (3179) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(backlog, shared at Braukunst Live 2016 - SA.) Exquisitely balanced chipotled porter, combining depth of coffee roast and dessert caramels, great mouthfeel and some of that fresh pepper burn to make a liquid 80% bitter chocolate with red pepper bar, with a side of espresso crema. Notes: - the pepper zing stops just right on the cusp of becoming vegetal, highlighting the caramel roast and ashy coffee notes, deepening and supporting the overall flavour sensation. - As always, impressive hop engineering going on underneath the hood. Memorable without notes.
JohhnyB (129) - CROATIA - APR 14, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours coffee brown color with thick creamy brown head. Strong coffee aroma with roasted malts, caramel and dark chocolate. Lots of chilli spice thats warms throat in pleasent way. Great beer.
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thick brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roast malt, chili, earthy hops. Taste was light sweet with a light bitter finish. Thick oily texture with low carbonation. Really nice beer.
Henkk4 (26) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with brown head. Aroma has chocolate, herbs, and roasted malts. Taste is medium sweet and medium-to-heavy bitter. Medium body with oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation with dry and spicy finish.
nihtila (2551) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black with very dark head, oily texture - looks stunning. Nose is intense roast, chocolate, faint spiciness and chili, coffee. Tastes roasted malts, coffee, burn of chili. One of the better chili beers although still not my style.
mmargarucci (237) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - MAR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with coffee head. Aroma is chili peppers mixed with roasted coffee. Taste is complex roasted nuts, bitter coffee followed by spicy chipotle. Really enjoyable!
rami_pl (1358) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Butelka, warka do 18/01/20. wysoka ciemna piana, niebrzydka, ciemno brazowe piwo. aromaty glownie czekolada, i to urozmaicona, w sensie a la bombonierka, z marcepanem, karmelem, owocami kandyzowanymi i jakimis innymi tego typu nutami. do tego dochodzi nieco zywicznosci, ciut a la black ipa. w ustach niby jest analogia, ale faktycznie papryczki szybko przejmuja kontrole, w posmakach juz dominujac. niemalo ciala, niewielkie wysycenie, nieco popolowa konsystencja. klasa.
HPDalen (103) - - MAR 12, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasty aroma, lots of chocolate and coffee. Black in colour, tan head. Fabulous taste. Chocolate, umami and the chili sticks in the throat. Wonderfully layered and long. Very solid beer.
mudfly (48) - - MAR 10, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia 300 ml, bevuta con il nome di "chipotle porter". Marrone scuro con schiuma color caffè. Aroma di spezie, caffè, liquerizia. Bassa carbonazione, corpo medio, il peperoncino si avverte nel finale, che rimane asciutto. Birra ben fatta, anche se non fa per me.
antykowalsky (93) - Boleslawiec, POLAND - FEB 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Nice big brown head. Taste is intense chocolate with medium intense chipotle in aftertaste. Love.