jake65 (2591) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark brown with auburn hues. Roasty nose with light smoke. The smokiness is toned down from the original, not really picking up on the chipotle. Less ash and more roast, some cocoa, but no peppers. Good, but I was expecting more.
floydslip (158) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola-colored beer with a thin fizzy tan head that disappears quickly. Rich nose of smoked peat, cocoa, and balsamic with a tingling sensation of pepper. Flavor is much more pronounced than the aroma. It starts with an explosion of dark-roast coffee, burnt nuts, and unsweetened cocoa which gives way to prominent smoke and finally a slight punch of heat, which blends into the finishing hops. Good beer with many layers of flavor.
jandd1983 (2504) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a ruby color with a nice tan head. The aroma was of dark chocolate with some smokey malt. The taste was of roasted malts with a smokey finish that has a light, chipotle spice bite. Not overpowering, just about right.
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from whole foods, brown pour, tan head, nose is chocolate and peppers, taste is coffee and peppers, awesome.
rentonj7 (21) - USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Wood smoke, rock candy, faint chili spice.
Appearance: Deep dark cherry body, foamy tan head that fades with minimal lacing.
Taste: Wood smoke, dark chocolate. The chipolte really comes out in the aftertaste - tingles in the throat.
Palate: Light bodied for a porter. The chipolte spice seems to act in place of carbonation, with palpable bursts of heat throughout the mouth.
Overall: My first go with a chili beer. Very interesting and well done. Profile shows restraint and balance.
Mjp12 (284) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost cola brown, with a fluffy off white head, the chillies give a decent smoke and chilli heat hit. Very drinkable .
SSSteve (3732) - - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear brown under a small, whipped tan head. Chocolate, earthy dried tomato, a whiff of pepper, leather aroma. A light, roasty porter layered heavy with pepper heat and cocoa. Leaves a hot peppery finish.
Strykzone (4811) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at ESBLS. Looks like a porter. A kind of odd aroma that I guess is the chipotle. The flavor brings that also and it is fairly robust. It is also not really great. I am not a fan of smoked beers and this is an example. There is some heat here. There is some meat and even some nuts. A good bit of hot spice. Not a favorite.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown body with a fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is a nice mix of smoked malt, chocolate, and chili peppers. The flavor is pretty heavy on the peppers, much stronger than expected. The chocolate and smoked malt dominate up front, but the finish is all spicy peppers. The more you drink, the more the chipotle builds, getting quite hot and spicy by mid bottle. It’s tempered a bit by the chocolate malt, but the peppers are clearly the dominant flavor here. Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice beer, not sure I would want a sixtel of this on tap at home, but a bomber suits just fine.
bigguns22 (626) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For us who like the spices this is great. Pour is rich and dark with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with malts and chocolate note. A perfict balance between beer and food.
Stuu666 (1605) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is light chocolate roast, smoky, hint of spice, taste is sweet chocolate, light peat smoke, soft spice at first, lingering burn the further you get into the bottle, just a tad thin.