Scipio (820) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Aroma is roasty, with plenty of chocolate and some smoky elements. I don’t get much of the spicy chipotle as advertised. The taste is dominated by smoky chocolate flavors. I find some peppery zest. It is a mild spiciness, but it does leave a bit of burning afterwards. Aftertaste is that spiciness, with heavy chocolate and less smoke. More light in body, with a slick, oily texture. Mild to flat carbonation. This one is pretty good.
BlackBeerPG (293) - Darien, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste: bold Chipotle chili molasses, dry smoked tobacco notes with a big smoked meat nose.
Black, opaque with a tan head and nice lace. Full body. Heat follow thru the finish, might pair well with spicy hot dishes
markducommun (881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark clearish, black-brown. Smells of molasses, some bitter chocolate. Initially quite sweet, turns very spicy through the finish. Medium chewy palate, very acidic. Quite good.
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kaser (5567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells light and fluffy cocoa marshmallow. Taste is smooth with a pretty nice burn at the end. Smoke, cocoa, super chipolte. 22oz pour at Lakehouse
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours clear and brown with mahogany highlights and a tiny, fleeting, white head. The nose presents milk chocolate, smoked meat and brine - smells salty. Full-bodied with weak carbonation. The flavor is smoky and sweet with a rumor of salt. Nice chili flavor and warmth in the finish. Ultra-light cardboard element and a trace of salt lingers in the aftertaste. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!
jtclockwork (14729) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of smoked chipotle peppers, smoked ham, roast chocolate, hot peppers and earthy smoke. Medium body. Nice peppers heat in finish.
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky sweet malt, caramel, spice, & barbecue; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, and chili peppers; Finish is quite hot; Pretty decent - but heat can be a bit much at times. (9% ABV on the bottle)
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg@Mikkeller Bar, CPH
Dark brown color, small off-white head. Smoked, roasted, slightly fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramel, light chilli, low bitterness. A bit dissapointing.
nuplastikk (5754) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind bottle courtesy of Madvike. Brown=black, porter-like color. Not much of a head, thin, oily. Sweet cherry rauch aroma, a touch of peppery sharpness. Almost has a cask feel. Delicate, mild cookie dough under smoky chocolate. A touch of fruity undercurrents. Very nice. Pepper comes out more and more.
HonkeyBra (4034) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle rating from notes. Black pour with thin, small, off-white head. Aroma of smoked meats, touches of chipotle, cold smoke and barbecue. Cocoa and chocolate notes as well. Flavor is rich, bitter cocoa notes, mild spice from the peppers, touches of umami. Full, oily bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes with a bit of heat towards the back of the throat. I would have liked more heat, but a fine beer nonetheless.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.
Medium to dark red brown colour with a off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sweet malt, smoke. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, meat smoke, roasted, sweet malt, bon fire, light chili finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.