superspak (2121) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/21/2013. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, coffee, smoke, chili pepper, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and smoked pepper notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, toast, roasted malt, light coffee, smoke, chili pepper, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light amount of roasted bitterness and pepper spice on the finish with light heat; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, light coffee, smoke, chili pepper, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and smoked pepper flavors; with a great malt/pepper balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming other than pepper heat on the finish. Overall this is a very nice pepper porter. All around well balanced dark/roasted malt and smoked pepper flavors; and very smooth to drink with the moderate pepper presence. A very enjoyable offering.
BAMF (54) - Albion, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep almost black with a tan head. Aromas lots of chocolate and chipotle smokiness. The aroma follows through to the taste but with a sweet chocolate upfront followed with a light chipotle smokiness but with little or no heat. I believe I would love this beer if it had more bite to it.
firstsip (239) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Royal Oak Beer Fest. Dark pour. Rich mouthfeel. Pepper comes off more as a subtle smokiness here. Not bad, but definitely a mild offering for a chipotle beer.
milewide (1365) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Starts with roasted malt. Some smoke. Heat lingers. One of two similar porters from same brewer. Dark brown color. Average head and body.
MrBunn (2374) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Right Brain. Pour is dark brown with little head but smokey aromas with a little chocolate. Flavor is chipotle heavy... lots of chipotle that covers up the porter to a large extent. I like this beer quite a bit, though.
darb85 (35) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok. No heat. A bit of flavor from peppers but a passable porter. A bit one sided for me
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of toasted malts and green peppers. Flavors of roasted malts and some heat in the back of the throat
ajnepple (1452) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Black appearance with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, chipotle peppers, light smoke, light roast. Similar flavor, light bitterness, medium sweetness and mild heat. I like pepper beers, but chipotle was a little weird.
SpongeRuiner (530) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very spicy beer. Very different with the dark notes and the spicy peppery flavors.
jjgmd (1191) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City, Michigan , pours a dark black color. Nose is deep chocolate and peppery. Taste is chocolate, malt and peppery. Finish is sweet, smokey with peppered notes, good lacing and nice flavorful tasteful finish. Quaff Score 8 / 10