jkwalking05 (3508) - 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 (188) - 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 Iíve 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 (5523) - 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 (1312) - 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.
jcartamdg (1672) - 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 (764) - 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 (1583) - 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 (143) - 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 (1100) - 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 (994) - 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.