slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014 pdx77 (1717) - Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Flat Tail. Chocolate and malt aroma. Same notes in the taste, but with a surprisingly welcome chili kick that dissipates quickly.
"Kind of a weak or average at best example of a porter, heavy on the caramel and light on the roast, especially for a double (8%). The ghost chilis are also disappointingly subtle. Almost to the point of why bother..." hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle... Pours clear and dark crimson with no head. The aroma is a marriage of espresso and chocolate – mocha. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet, chocolaty, warming flavor. Finishes malty and a touch peppery. Not overly spicy. Bottle provided by newcigarz! jgb9348 (6478) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Dark brown coloured body with a light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramelised sugars and a good amount of chiles. Medium-bodied; Standard robust porter flavour at first with noticeable roasted malt, chocolate and toffee sweetness and little else. Then, a few seconds later you feel a nice pleasant chile burn on the back of the palate that lasts there for a while but isn’t overwhelming, but provides a nice consistent and warming sensation and adds to the experience. Aftertaste shows a good blend of a porter and a chile infused beer - well done. Overall, a nice beer that should be sampled if you like porters, but especially if you like chiles, since this is a well-balanced beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Pearl Specialty Market in Portland, Oregon on 26-April-2013 for US$6.49 sampled at home in Washington on 23-June-2013. ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2013
Draft at brewery, bottle at 16 Tons. Pours very dark, slight tan head. Aroma has slight spice, chocolate malt honestly more prominent. Body is rich, and malty, but very smooth. Finish is pretty spicy, but well-balanced and smooth. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Toasted nutty malts soft chocolates amd some noticeable pepper. Brown pour thin head. Nutty sweet.chocolate w long lingering ghost chile. Jesus. Not much here except peppery lingering heat.
troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Billed as a chili porter. Aroma is malty with a spice edge. Flavour is mild restrained malt with a loud chili finish. Dark with an off white head pour. Truly a chili porter. pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On tap at flat tail - nose of chocolate and malt. Slightly frothy head. Strong malt taste with hot pepper finish. Leaves fire on palate.
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