jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
reddish color. aroma is smoky, sweet, malty. flavor is very sweet and malty, and with a lot of smoky flavor, kind of reminds me of some scotch ales i’ve had. good mouthfeel though, but i pretty much didnt like this one at all.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
3/25/05 - draught at Flying Saucer - I didn’t have my notepad on me so I’m rating from memory.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange tinted. sweet orange aroma. taste of caramel and iced tea. no discernable pepper taste. slightly oatey taste. some hot tamale candy presence is the closest i can detect in this. if i didnt know it was a pepper beer i would never be able to guess it. a slight bit of black pepper in the finish. overall it is enjoyable.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle from brickskeller (labelled "chipotle ale"). Wow. This is a truly awful beer. Some maltiness in the flavor, but a dried-out bandaid flavor dominates and just sits badly. If i try hard I can imagine chipotles being used, but no. This beer sucks alot. Ah well, rogue still makes some incredible beers...everybody slips up once in a while.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet pepper nose that is rather neutral. Nice mix of malts and hops. Medium malt backbone, good overall flavor. Surprisingly there is not a whole lot of pepper flavor, except for the heat. There seems to be more smoke than pepper in this one. Overall it comes together well.
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 22, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Called Chipotle Ale here. Very deep red in color. Beer was very mild with a hint of sweetness. The chipotle came out on the backside for just a hint of heat and then it was gone before the rest of the beer taste was. Iinteresting but nothing special.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mine was labelled as Rogue Chipotle. Poured a deep copper/amber, light tan head, good lacing. Aroma was malty with some hops and not as much spice as I was hoping for. Taste was smooth and malty, good hoppyness and the chipotle was mostly in the finish - a nice warm pepper. Pretty well done.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet malty aroma. Tastes like it should be called "Banana-Rauch." Smoky banana esters, golden malt, resulting in funky off-hue aftertaste. Lingers in the mouth like a cheap cigarette. Not as bad as a McMenamins Jalapeno ale I had last summer, but that’s not saying much.
doostinjcap (43) - Newport, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting Ale... real spicy taste, definite chipotle finish! Not my favorite type of ale, but there is an undeniable respect one must give John Maier for this creative concoction.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a light filmy head and nice lacing. Fruity and floral hops mixed with smoke and peppers, hence chipotle. Hops and malt flavors are built on a nice base of the smoky chipotle. Good beer. Finishes with a little head but mellow over all.