wchesser (1121) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like this way more than the vanilla one...just way more integrated and complimentary. Mostly the normal smoked porter but the earthiness of the chiles comes out some in the nose. Chipotle is just in the finish after the caramel malts, smoke, and hops. Works great together. Terrific with some Velvet Merlin braised brisket tacos.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown core with a thin white head. The nose shows the peppers and plenty of smoke. The palate is similar. One could call this one dimensional, but I really love Chipotle peppers and smoked flavors, so it is a dimension I appreciate. Highly carbonated, which adds a complex dimension to the vegetal smoky flavors.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Papago. Pours dark brown with some garner colors when held up to the light. Great fluffy head that leaves nice sticky lacing. Aroma is chocolate, light smoke, fruity chili pepper. Medium bodied with a somewhat roasty finish. Pepper burn as the beer warms, but its very pleasant. This is a fantastic beer. I love the light heat and low abv, which makes this a beer that you could drink all night.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Wasn’t sure how’d I’d like this beer since my previous beers with chipotle pepper have been somewhat of a disappointment. This however wasn’t in the slightest. The pepper flavor definitely gives this beer a nice peppery spice but nothing too wild or crazy. This is a still a nice creamy drinkable beer.
ICEatALAMO (913) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is dark with minimal head. The aroma you do get a decent amount of peppers. The taste is actually pretty much that of a porter with very little pepper taste, but done right. A very good porter.
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VsXsV (2175) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque, really dark brown/black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of smoke, smoked chili peppers, tobacco, earth, dark chocolate, ash and pumpernickel. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with nice smoke from the malt and the chipotles. Some light burn. The chipotles work really well with this beer. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. The chipotles really adds something extra to this beer. Certainly better than the original.
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour, small off white head. Smoke and peppers is the nose, but the taste hides a lot of the smoke, which helps the flavor a nice bite on the finish. It just beats the vanilla version.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in a 12oz single. Pours deep brown but clear. The heat behind this one is pretty strong. Wish I had their original porter to put up on the side with it.
SrSilligoose (3226) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. notes of milk duds, doughy milk chocolate, subtle salmoned smoke. taste is cream, milk chocolate, light roast, with a faint ancho heat on the back of the mouth. smoke and pepper are definitely present, but not in your face, nor terribly interesting. but the beer is likely more drinkable as a result of the modest smoke and pepper additions. pretty good. would drink again.
dwm1034 (629) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 12 oz bottle with Sherm1016....thanks! Pours dark brown with thin tan head...fades quickly. The head fades quickly but the powerful taste does not. The peppers do not dominate but rather add to the flavor....but it is still hot! It is the PALATE where this beer shines....it definitely is a warm feeling on the tongue and roof of my mouth. Great in the right place and time...but not for that "right after mowing the lawn on a hot day" type of event.