jcartamdg (1591) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black with an off white head. Aroma of smoke and chipotle peppers. Taste is smoke and chocolate with more smoke with peppers. Not over the to just really nice and complex.
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Cantabrian (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím sure that this porter would be lovely if not for the peppers. Too peppery, too pungent, too hot. Maybe as a marinade it works great, but not for a beer.
malrubius (1550) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from someplace cheaper than CountyWide Beverage. Rich dark dark brown with lasting tan ring, Aromas of coffee smoke dark fruit and the chipotle chili I made last night. Nice and medium rich dark chocolate roasted coffee and dark fruity sweetness with medium assertive roasted bitter smoky dry finish and lingering smoky heat. Excellent.
Kroney (140) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish brown with small khaki colored head that disappears almost immediately. Aroma is mostly plum/raisin, roasted malt and a bit floral. Flavor is similar with a little heat... but its muted. Would rate much higher if the flavor was more robust. Good beer though
Fatehunter (1058) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a thin head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt with a quick hit of chipotle pepper smoke at the end.
The taste gets lost between the smoke and chili, neither which is overpowering. Itís a bit watery with a pepper taste. The chipotle comes back at the end for a warm finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
I like chili beers, but this just didnít mix well together.
mnmike (978) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the ceremonial tapping at the St. Paul Beer Dabbler. Donít want too much of this, but itís good to feel the throat burn a bit.
snoworsummer (1467) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Smells peppery and musky. Tasted like chili peppers and cocoa, but is not spicy. Light foamy head.
sonnycheeba (2932) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is chipotle peppers, roasted and caramel malts, vanilla, plums, figs, earthy and floral hops, and smoke. Flavor is roast malts forward with supporting smoke, dark fruit esters, earthy hops, and light oak; chipotle undertones throughout with a dry, ashy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap pours an dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is smoky malty with a little bit of chipotle and chocolate. Flavor is rich malt very well rounded porter with good smoke and nice pepper on the back end. Overall it was a nice porter with solid elements and a nice pepper character that got better as you drank.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The chipotle pepper flavor didnít really shine, although Iíve always liked the stone smoked porter, so not a loss.