slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"somewhere in between a porter and an imperial. near black pour, wonderful aroma of roasted malt, heavy chocolate and coffee, and just the right amount of pepper. same on the palate...luscious and a touch spicy but not so much the heat takes away from the beer. yet another well done beer from Evil Twin!"
Alengrin (5334) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
Smoked porter spiced with chilli, with thin light beige head and black colour. Strong smoked bacon and charcoal in the nose, bitter chocolate, candied orange, coffee grounds, peat. Taste dominated by smokiness, malt sweetness in the background, peaty, charcoal, oily mouthfeel, dry with peppery bitterness in the finish which I suppose represents the chilli. Actually very good, at least a big personality. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap at Sam’s, Durham. Thick dark brown pour, firm cream-colored head. Nose of potent spice and chocolate. Mouthfeel pretty lush, with a nice (but not overly assertive) bite on the palate. Initially off-putting was a tart note, but the more you get into the beer the more it felt kind of like Texas Pete or some kind of sensible addition to the beer. Not bad. Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Fanø Bryghus. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Roast, pepper, ash and smoked malts. Fruity acidic with some chili sneaking up. Warmth . . faroeviking (10910) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
Chopp. Black colour, medium light brown head. Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate and dark fruit. Good mouthfeel. Flavour: Roasted malt, good sweetness not too much, coffee and chocolate, good bitterness, nice chili light burn in the finish.
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Draft. Blackish beer with a brown head. Smoke aroma. Red fruit and chilli flavor with smoke. Medium bodied. Red fruit and chilli lingers with lighter smoke. ACHops (1582) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
On tap @ Urban Family. Pours deep dark brown with thick mocha head. Aroma is smoke and ancho chiles. Peppers dominate the taste, almost salty aftertaste. Thin cocoa malt is tasty but completely overwhelmed by the pepper. I love spice, so this isn’t terrible, but could stand to be balanced out a bit. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 On tap at Friscoe Grille & Taproom in Columbia, MD.
Opaque, near black with brown head and fair lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, smoke, roasted coffee, sweet dark malts and chipotle peppers. The chipotle peppers are obvious but stay in the background.
Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, sweet dark malts, molasses and hot smoked peppers. Again, the chipotle peppers are obvious but stay in the background.
Medium/full body, medium carbonation with a creamy, smooth mouthfeel.
Finally, a hot pepper beer that you can enjoy without burning out your palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Travlr (24656) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle courtesy of FrumptyDumpty, thanks! This one had just the right amount of smoke and chili, nicely balanced. Oakes (17642) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Dark brown. Smells like ancho, aji panca and more complex pepper stuff - more than the beer actually is apparently. Yeah, I love the chile complexity and earthiness. The rest of the beer I can’t weigh in on, I was just rocking the chiles.