DutchDrebus (6095) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle shared with benzai. Nice black colour with a big brown coloured head. Smells not much.. Bit coffeeish and spicy. Tastes very roasty, chocolate, not that spicy, just a bit warm. Only 4% abv, but a very rich taste. Another great berghoeve brew! minutemat (5940) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
330ml bottle, shared between 5 at the Tenth Shrewsbury Bottle Share, Dec 14, brought by me, thanks to Benzai for the swap. Big malty, grainy aroma. Taste is molasses with a very subtle chili hit. Fairly weak but still some nice roasted flavours. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
5/8/2012 1:28:34 PM Bottle from Bierkoning. I was resisting trying this beer, leaving it for last, as I’m no fan of the style and chili in a porter just seems weird. But very pleasantly surprised. Dark black body with thin tan head. Nose is malts, molasses and licorice. Taste is similar with molasses and licorice. Slightly watery texture. Chili is well done, not overpowering at all. Warming finish. Christos (5884) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
(Berghoeve 1842 Hammer Brand Chili Porter) Bottle 330ml, thanks to bierkoning. Poured into a snifter, ABV 4%
Very deep brown, almost totally black colour on the body, small but thick brown head, with very good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma of chocolate, lactic, pepper, chillies.
Taste has rostiness, light chocolate and coffee, not as much burn as I expected, the chilli barely notable on the back of the throat. Good though.
Thin body, soft carbonation.
For a 4% beer is more than good. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2012
33cl, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2012, with chili peppers, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, not complex Porter, malty/roasted and slightly spicy, easy to drink, balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew
ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle from trade with Bierkonig. A 4 % ABV chili porter? This could be interesting... Pours a jet black body with a medium creamy beige head. Nose is licorice, dark malts, chocolate and hints of leather. And perhaps a slight chili sensation tingling in the background, which I’m honestly not sure whether or not I would have caught if it wasn’t for my prior knowledge that this actually is a chili beer. The same goes for the taste: chocolate, leather, coffee and hints of licorice, with some kind of faint chili burn sensation far, far in the back. Some spice burn seem to come early in the palate; the body is medium but the carbonation is slightly fizzy and the bubbles seem to carry a bit of chili with them, but for the same reason as stated earlier, it’s hard to tell. Nevertheless, a nice porter - particularly for the low ABV. I only wish for a tiny bit more chili. MarcoDL (5314) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2013
Original porter with some unusual spices. The chili is present and fits quite well. Good beer. tricksta_p (5017) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
Dark brown colour with a nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Did not really notice the chili peppers. Great little Porter at a surprisingly low ABV of 4%. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
Poured a dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt. Medium, oily body, flavour of the aroma, bot a huge amount of the chili n evidence, more a bit in the aftertaste MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown beer with a creamy tanned head on top. Aroma has licorice, fresh pepper and some bay leaves influences. Flavour is quite bittersweet, licorice and molasses are really present. Not so spicey as I’d hoped for, being a chili porter. Still great flavours and has a medium long finish. Dry on the mouthfeel, quite decent beer.