Ron (2954) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is deep black with a light tan head Aroma is dark chocolate, caramel, a hint of coffee and spice. Taste is chocolate and coffee with some vanilla. Back end has the chipotle and the smoked malt. Bottle cellared for 1 year.
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my aunt Pam. Muddy brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is peppers, chocolate, and a little beef. Taste is roasted, more pepper, and a good cocoa finish.
Lowenbrau (2607) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
66cl bottle from BottleDog, London. 12-09-2014.
Pours hazy dark copper with nice tan head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Smoky, coffee, spicy aromas. Medium body (maybe some more body would be appreciated), average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is hot, smoky, coffee. Hot flavours dominate, but yet balanced beer, smoky notes being very subtle at the beggining. Really hot aftertaste. Very enjoyable.
fub4r3d (7) - - DEC 10, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber to a shaker pint glass. Deep brown with thick tan head. Light smoke and boozy aroma with minimal chocolate note. Coffee/roast flavor with a nicely balanced spice/heat from the chipotle as an after flavour.
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bomber into pint glass. The aroma is a bit disagreeable, with a pungent pepper and smoke flavor that is less appetizing than it is foul. The flavor is solid though. Moderate smoke with a mild spicy bite. I would like it to be hotter, but it was still hotter than I expected. Though the beer is kinda straightforward and not very complex, it executes what it sets out to do.
Kavu (2820) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 fl. oz. on tap @ The Lower Depths. Pours very dark brown with a low off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoked ham and chipotle. Flavor is roasted malts, smoked ham and lots of chipotle in flavor and burn. Good balance. One of the best chili-beers I’ve ever had.
darb85 (148) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoked goodness. Smooth.Olive nose. Smokey lead. Then a strong punch of peppers. Big fan
Alpha10 (418) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014/12/02 - Pours a clear, dark brown-amber colour with a frothy, khaki head that quickly reduces. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and sweet toasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate, semi sweet malts, roasted coffee, smoke and a hint of spicy peppers. Mouthfeel is medium with mildly biting carbonation. Finish is dry and mildly bitter with a touch of chili heat. Nice balance between semi sweet malt, smoke and spicy peppers.
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Metalchopz (2596) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stone limited summer edition purchased in Vermont. Pours a deep brown-copper colour with a creamy beige head, great retention and lots of lacing. Sweet malty aromas with some mild roasted one in the background and light spicy spices. Hints of dark fruits. The taste is where you feel the chipotle peppers with some mild spicy warm feeling in the finish. Not sweet for the rest, but just light roasted malts. Wish I would of tried this one fresher as it seems milder, but overall another great brew from Stone.
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with some of the smoke in the aroma. Lots of roast and smoke in the flavor with the chipotle peppers coming in later and staying on the tongue.
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