Brewed by Tempest
Style: Porter
Kelso, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Dean Swift, 10 Gainsford Street, London, Greater London, England SE1 2NE.

Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, dark malt, roasted, hoppy - spicy, ash notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111229]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
6th January 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Cask. Another spiced porter - great! Opaque black - brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Light fine carbonation. Light touch of dark chocolate, a bit weak. Light tang. Whisper of dark fruits. Chilli burn starts light but goes well in to the aftertaste. Semi dry finish. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7380) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
500ml bottle from cornelius, shared with jeevan. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aromas of roasty malt fruit and spice, smokiness. Taste is a touch green and spicy, more malt might have balanced it out, upping the booze a tad. Seems a bit thin and burny. That said, worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, sweet chocolate and chili on nose, tastes sweet, chocolatey, dry, roasted malts, lingering spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (3236) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2919) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2726) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2014
Bottle, thnx to MannyGoldberg. Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma is rather dusty, spicey, touch of caramel and roasted coffee. Pepper is defintely noticeable in the aroma. Flavor starts off sweet, roasty and chocolate. Pepper hits you in the final part of the flavor, light peppery burn that lingers on in the background. No real disturbing pepper flavors, just a nice subtle hint that it’s there. Thin, slightly watery body, low carbonation level, but overal a nice, decent beer with a nice balance between pepper and porter. Nice one!

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