Huhzubendah (2511) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is dark mahogany with an off-white head. Aromas of hickory, smoke, roast, char, cacao, peppers. Nice flavor - everything comes together nicely. Peppery heat is there, but doesn’t overwhelm or fatigue the palate. Chocolate and roast with some earthy hop character in the finish. not something I would have regularly, but this was a fun beer. A good candidate for sharing a few ways.
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Aroma consists of peppers, tobacco, mild campfire, licorice, raspberry jam, wet rock. Pours dark mahogany with a medium beige head with decent retention. Taste is thankfully much more smoky than the aroma; also mid-level heat from the peppers, roasty, coffee, earthy, mild licorice; finishes slightly bitter. As it warms, the peppers become more pronounced, offering more vegetal jalapeno flavor (good in this case) and heat. Perfect palate. I love it; much better than plain old Stone Smoked Porter, which I’ve always thought was a lost opportunity.
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown thick with light uniform bubble ring of head. Smokey with light roasted behind it like being around a campfire with coffee roasting in the back ground. Smokey flavor with a nice bitter smoke flavor to accompany the spice from the pepper.
jflopsu (540) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black. Has a chocolate aroma with some spices. Taste is unique with chocolate, coffee, and strong chipotle spices. Leaves a spicy aftertaste.
SlackerMads (1606) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle while chillin. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized good lasting tan head. Gentle charcoal smoke, herbal, wood, grain, light jalapeños. All of this is quickly overpowered by chile. Medium body, feels big for the abv, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet, little bitterness, long chili heat. The chily takes up a lot of space, it’s a cwazy novelty brew, but ok in smaller amounts.
Spence_Man (15) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As a beer (and especially as a seasonal porter like this one) it’s stellar. NOW as far as personal preference goes I wasn’t too into it. It came on smooth and tasty and then punched me in the face with the pepper taste. I should make a note that it was the first Peppered beer I’ve ever tried so there may be a learning curve.
floydslip (173) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola-colored beer with a thin fizzy tan head that disappears quickly. Rich nose of smoked peat, cocoa, and balsamic with a tingling sensation of pepper. Flavor is much more pronounced than the aroma. It starts with an explosion of dark-roast coffee, burnt nuts, and unsweetened cocoa which gives way to prominent smoke and finally a slight punch of heat, which blends into the finishing hops. Good beer with many layers of flavor.
jandd1983 (2552) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a ruby color with a nice tan head. The aroma was of dark chocolate with some smokey malt. The taste was of roasted malts with a smokey finish that has a light, chipotle spice bite. Not overpowering, just about right.
DedicatedToFun (2539) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from whole foods, brown pour, tan head, nose is chocolate and peppers, taste is coffee and peppers, awesome.
rentonj7 (37) - USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Wood smoke, rock candy, faint chili spice.
Appearance: Deep dark cherry body, foamy tan head that fades with minimal lacing.
Taste: Wood smoke, dark chocolate. The chipolte really comes out in the aftertaste - tingles in the throat.
Palate: Light bodied for a porter. The chipolte spice seems to act in place of carbonation, with palpable bursts of heat throughout the mouth.
Overall: My first go with a chili beer. Very interesting and well done. Profile shows restraint and balance.