tmrmwel (2089) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2012
On tap @ Pingvinen, Bergen. Pours an almost perfect black, with a fingerthick creamy and coloured head. Like a proper stout should. And, …what? Not a stout? But the aroma is nice burned malts, with coffee, chocolate and toffee notes. The body is nicely creamy, with a soft carbonation. And the flavour is sweet with burned malts, coffee, chocolate and… Hmmm, black pepper. And chili. Yes, lots of chili, and it’s getting hotter and hotter throughout the finish. Someone might argue that it’s a bit over the top with all this perppery chili? Well maybe not your average stout, but it sure kicks hard and strong for a 6,6 ABV. Nice one. JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
Tap at Black Sensation, Mikkeller Bar. Opaque black with a lively light brown head, good retention and lace. Aroma is hard roasted malts with notes of licorice and what might be a whiff of chili. Taste is sweet roast with a strong licorice note, a whiff of vanilla and a nice chili bite, that gets stronger the more beer warms up. A very, very good beer. obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Burned platic and toast nose with prunes. Mahogany, thin beige head. Intense toasty flavor with mulberries. Sourwood and chili pepper at midpalate. Creosote finish. Soft carbonation. Hitting on all pointsd as usual for Mikkeller. The bouquet seemed a little off but I think that was some weird cumulative effect of the very different aromas together. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
750ml bottle that I scored for $7 which s good because I would not have bought it at $14. Looks like your standard porter, black with a decent head. Smells slightly like a porter but here come the chipotles, uh oh....The flavor is overwhelming, straight chipotle peppers and adobo sauce smothering the porter to death. Both me and my friend found this to be very one dimensional. It wasn’t gross but it wasn’t tasty either,
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-09-2011 21:54:25 toffeeslot (119) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours thick and creamy. Burnt, creamy, hoppy and then....the chili kick! Works really well. A wonderful stout with flavors of chocolate and chili that really go well with each other. Excellent!
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
330ml bootle- lovely dark colour, with a good malt aroma. lovely sweet initial taste with a creeping death chilli burn. Wonderful beer. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2012
Tap at Belg Aube Roppongi. Dark brown, dark golden small bubbly head. Looks dangerous and dirty. Aroma is roasty, lots of coffee bitterness, lots of spicy chilli. Taste is nice, coffee bitter initially, spice creeps up at the end to a full on chilli taste. Slightly smoky. Long spice and smoke finish. Got a real bite to it. Exactly what I needed at this stage, a few drinks down the line. But one was definitely enough. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is roast, coffee, slight smoke, molasses and bready malt. Flavour is coffee, sharp pepper, roasty malt, bread, sharper pepper, faint caramel, sharper pepper > continue >>>...
Good thing I like spicy. RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle poured a deep black with an enormous mocha head that dissapated slowly leaving intense lacing. Aroma includes roasted malt, smoke, and pepper. Taste begins with coffee and roasted malt before bakers chocolate is introduced leading to a peppery finish with slight chipotle burn on the throat. Nice mouthfeel with smokiness and relatively intense chipotle flavor/burn lingering. Chipotle should have been better balanced (e.g., Stone 11/11/11 blending green chili). TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. A little smoky, a bit more chocolately, and a lot more firey. I’m not sure it comes together, but Im not complaining.