zach8270 (3688) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black pour with a foamy tan head. Smoky and roasted malt aroma. Wasn’t sure if it was the smoked porter itself or the chipotles. Couldn’t really discern one from the other. Flavor is a nice chocolate and roasted malt beginning with a very nice and subtle smoke note. Again, couldn’t really find the chipotle flavor. Still good.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Black pour w/ a tinge of red and a light brown head. Scents of roast, coffee & just a whisper of the chipotle. Flavors of smoke, espresso, bitter chocolate. The chipotle bites the tip of the tongue at first sip. Then tickles the back of the throat on the finish. Good, fun beer overall.
Niko100 (2116) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, peppers, coffee, & some chocolate; Flavor of roasted/smoky malt, coffee, chili peppers, some hops, and chocolate; Finish is fairly hot and slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, not quite black. Light tan head that swells up then fades fast. Aroma is smoky and peppery. You can definitely pick up a bit of the heat on the nose. If you really want to taste the chipotle then let this one warm up a bit. Chocolate, burned coffee and spicy pepper. It’s not an overwhelming heat, but a perfect tingling that grows on the palate after the other flavors have faded away.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoky chocolate aromas. Smoky chocolate flavors with slight heat and chipotle flavors on the finish. Overall pretty good.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Dagan. Very dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roastiness, light coffee notes and light smokiness. Nice roasty flavor with a bit of coffee, some malt sweetness and a finish with a bit of burnt wood and a bit of hot chipotle notes. Medium-bodied.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts and smoke, with some chipotle peppers and coffee.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some smoke and some milk sweetness. Through the middle, the chili flavor and heat comes through a bit with a bit of roasted coffee and some more smoke. The finish is a mix of chocolate malts, chili pepper, a bit of heat, and some smoke.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, hot, and smokey finish.
D - Very drinkable. The chili peppers is a nice addition and I like the bit of heat it gives the beer.
Nephilium (1443) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great smokey aroma, with a hint of the chipotle peppers peaking through. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown, with a full light tan head that slowly fades. The flavor is amazing, full of roasted notes, smoke, and a touch of pepper heat. The heat comes out a little more in the finish, and just exists as a hint. This is a beer you sip to enjoy the flavors, with no alcohol heat. If you like the regular smoked porter, I highly recommend this variant.
AdamJackson (3043) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed in a HIll Farmstead Glass.
A - Dark brown. Light brown / amber on the edges. Slight head solid retention.
S - up front campfire smokiness just like the other smoked porters I’ve enjoyed. Not much else though. I was expecting some pepper from the chipotle on the nose.
T - Weak up front taste, campfire in the middle and big spicy hot chipotle finish.
M - 50% carbonation, medium body.
O - Not bad but I don’t like spicy beers.
Mora2000 (5857) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Draught House.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate, as well as some earthiness and smokiness from the chipotle peppers. The flavor follows suit. I get some light heat from the peppers, as well as some chocolate and roasted malt. The heat lingers for a while after drinking but it doesn’t overpower the other notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.