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Brewed by Tempest
Style: Porter
Kelso, Scotland

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A smooth, complex dark ale infused with Mexican smoke dried jalapenos and cacao beans. Rich and decadent this beer leaves a delicious warming sensation with you anticipating the next mouthful.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2378) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
On tap @ the Cobbles Inn, Kelso. Pours opaque black with a slim but nice head. The nose has rich aromas of coffee and tar and just a hint of the smoked chillis but you have to look for them. The taste is more of the coffee, going into treacle with again a hint of the smoked chilli thing. The palate is medium to full bodied with a big creamy texture and a finish that is sweet, though not as cloying as some. Overall, a complex beer though a pint was enough. Perhaps for a dessert occasion!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Tap at holyrood 9a. Darknbrown with small ring of tan head. Aroma is like a chocolatey barbecue. Taste has chocolate up front with a little smokiness and roastiness. Spice catches the back of the throught, lingering heat. Thin body. I would prefer more carbonation. Very tasty though

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
Cask at CP&K. It pours very dark brown, with a thin tan head. The nose is chipotle, paprika, smokey hint and some malt vinegar. The taste is roasted malt, the right amount of chilli (i.e. not too much), smoke, caramel, coffee, charcoal, tangy fruit, paprika and some dark chocolate. It finishes bitter, with some lingering chilli warmth. Medium body and soft carbonation. Surprisingly good, probably the best chilli beer I have had to date.

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2012
Comforting light porter nose. Cider blackish tint. Spicy, but the burn comes in the linger. A deep uncondescending pepper that steers clear of kinsman palates in the chilli field. It would be difficult to wrestle down the zing without compromising the overall warmth. (Cask, Kilderkin, Edinburgh)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
[cask at Red Squirrel, Edinburgh] Pours black, with decent tan head – which diminishes quickly. Spicy aroma, some malt on the nose, but mostly capsicum pepper aroma. Reasonably immediate spiced chilli on the flavour – rises to a warmth but never a burn. Long, lasting pepper and chilli aftertaste. Resonant chilli – but never overdone. Very nice indeed [05012012]

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tenacious_Doug (5) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2012 I wish this beer would go to Mexico and have a fight with Corona to show the Mexicans how awesome they could make their beers if they tried. It would win the fight by beating Corona to death with a big chocolate stick.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (2785) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 30, 2011
Cask @ York tap. Dark brown with creamy head. Thick mouthfeel, chocolatey nose. Rich and toasty, hint of spice in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2011
Cask at The Bow Bar. Lovely dark brown porter. Lots of roasted malt flavour and aroma with a nice chilli bite from the chipotle. Thick mouthfeel. Moreish!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2012 cask at bow bar ... deep black ...thin tan head ... sweet roast malts ... solid roast ... good deep chocolate ... def chipotle flavour ... wonderful ... light burn in background ... soft silky ... wonderfull body and oh so drinkable cask at blazer ... deep black ... small dark tan head .... dark malts ... light spice ... soft chocolate nose ... dark malts ... you think its gonna be a big bur astheres tons of chipotle flavour ... but in the end its all flavour litttle bite ... soft silky smooth body ... mellow and drinkable 4.2


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