KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with a slight ruby hue and a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that slowly receded, down to a few puddles and large collar producing good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt and a leathery yeast with notes of baker’s chocolate, roasted coffee, smoke and a nice hot pepper presence.
It tasted roasty with a good bold maltiness along hints of chocolate and coffee from the onset, becoming a tad bitter with a good strong note of smoke and a spicy peppery bite that cleared the sinuses. The flavor lasted a good long while with a smoky peppery espresso taste hitting you right in the back of the throat.
Mouthfeel was a bit past medium in body with a dry, oily texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall this is a brew that possesses a strong bitter smoky flavor with a mild chocolate sweetness and a gentle heated peppery finish...
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It's their, already excellent, smoked porter with just the right dose of chipotle flavor. A little bitter and "charred" in the finish.
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N3lson1 (633) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank on tap at the Penalty Box in Scranton in a fancy glass. Pours a nice dark brown color with very little head. Nice porter aroma no hint of chiles. Tastes delicious smokey, with a slight hint of the chiles! Delicious brew!!
teorn88 (4729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from BD Camden, London. It pours a deep dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma is big on roasty notes, malts, wood, green peppers, cocoa powder, light vanilla. Taste has more astringent bitterness, green peppers, mocha, vanilla, wood and ashes. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, interesting and tasty
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is smoky and peppery while the pour is a thick black color with a thin off white brownish head. Flavor is similar to a nice coffee porter with a hint of spiciness. delicious!
bnokk (289) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE - looks really dark to start, but it’s surprisingly light when held to the light.
NOSE - initially chili pepper. Resolves to maltiness.
FLAVOR - As the beer warms the chili peppers really come through. Great finish warm or cold.
NOTES - perhaps the best chili pepper beer that I’ve tried.
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mole aroma... Smoky chipotle and suggestions of chocolate. Deep brown color, small beige head. Malt syrup, slightly sweet up front, moves toward some chipotle pepper, smoke, and a touch of chocolate. Even, moderate chili heat in the back of the throat. Medium body. When frsh, this treatment of the Atone Smoked Porter was AMAZING. It?s still good, but the pepper is definitely fading fast both in flavor and heat. Arguably more drinkable now, but I really love chipotle and this was the beat one thus far.
Desverger (5070) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared@Fermentoren, Copenhagen (09/04/2015) - dark brown pour with beige head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, some chocolate, toffeish, some warming chilli and pepper spicy bite with some smokey nuances on the palate. Interesting.
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ WWT IV, small sample. Slight hazy light brown color, short frothy head. Aroma has bit light toffee notes, bell pepper and chipotle, slight smoked. Bit sweet in taste, slight roast. Soft peppery finish. Base beer hardly recognizable and seems to be quite thin, which is not what I remember of it.
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ WWT. Aroma is chocolate, roast, liquorice, pepper, smoke and malt. Flavour is choclate and liquorice at first, then instantly chipotle pepper burn, then some caramel, then more chipotle. Nice.
deanso (7198) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at WWT IV.
Thin off white head. Clear dark amber pour. Subtle spiciness. Lingers in the aftertaste