tozac (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much nose, looks great: jet black with nice mocha head. Creamy, not watery. Hint of spice from the chipotle peppers, some smoked flavor as well, drinks easy.
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a frothy beige head. Aroma is peppers, smoke, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, with a small pleasant burn from the chipotles. Finish is roasted and slightly spicy. Medium body, well carbonated. I’m surprised at how good this is, and it actually makes for a good warm-weather beer.
Pailhead (4361) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, smoke, light roast, and just a touch of pepper heat that I may not have even noticed if not for the power of suggestion. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some is some sporadic thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate smoke and light roast. The heat from the peppers is very light and really only tickles the back of the throat. There’s a touch of heat that lightly lingers on the tongue after a few drinks. It?s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, it?s not all that different from the regular Smoked Porter as the pepper flavors are very light.
PattyBat (58) - - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Black body with a moderate off white head. Smells of charred wood, malt and pepper. Burnt oak, smoke and pepper taste. Peppers really came through on the aftertaste, followed by the heat. Well balanced and enjoyable.
HonusWagner (1130) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought my dad would like this one, him not being a huge beer drinker but getting interested in the thing. Welp. It was way too spicy for his palate, so even though I thought it was pretty fine I’m going to dock it a point in honor of my jerkbag father and his not-yet-destroyed-by-Ghostface-Killer palate.
travita (3651) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is brownish, tannish head, and clear. The smell is smoke, pepper, nice, malts, good combo, leather, and veggie. The taste is pepper, touch of heat, malt, and smoke.
jkwalking05 (3382) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a large beige head. Aroma is leather, chipotle, smoke, roasted malts. Taste is of leather, tobacco, peppers, coffee.
Hopswagger (177) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Dark black non transparent body with a dollop of tan bubbly head that quickly diminishes to a choppy wake.
S: The first whiff reminds me of opening a paint can. The smoke is light and smells real. The chipotle pepper is dominate but blends well with the bitter-sweet chocolate. Mesquite wood chips, breakfast blend coffee and hints of cardboard.
T/M: Taste follows the nose but really brings the peppery bite that I expected. The heat presence is timid and similar to roasting peppers where you get more of the pepper flavor than the hotness. Full body that is almost chewy and spicy carbonation. While swirling it in your mouth the heat gets more aggressive.
O: Hands down one of the best smoked beers I’ve ever had. The smoke is natural and not overpowering of the other flavors. The heat and flavor from the peppers really makes this a terrific treat. I love swishing it around and letting the heat build.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with tan sheen. Big ass smoked meat, roasted chili pepper aromas. Medium boy with average co2. Smoked meat, dark roast malt flavors with smoked chili peppers--good smoke brew
DCLawyer (1294) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Red White & Bleu. Pours deep brown with small tan head. Tons of pepper spice here, from the nose through the body and into the aftertaste. Roasted chocolate still present. This is not a "hint of spice" brew here, but a full-blown chili-infused beer.