poisoneddwarf (2690) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2011
750 ml bottle into tulip. Pours midnight black with a large lacy dark tan head with awesome retention. Smells of campfire smoke, tobacco, leather, chipotle. Taste is bittersweet with a spicy finish. Spiciness lingers in the throat for a nice long time after the swallow. Carbonation is medium, mouthfeel is creamy, body is medium to full. AWESOME. EdKing (2668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012 Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours black with a huge tan head. Looks like a stout. Head stays. Nose is rid dark chocolate, with aroma of fresh chopped chilis/peppers. Taste is strong black coffee, strong and bitter. There’s a very subtle bit of hot chilli on the back of the tongue and throat in the finish. Some smokiness in there too. I’ve never been entirely convinced by chill beers. After a few sips the chili is really coming through strong Re-rate in Craft Beer Co 6/9/12 - tastes better and fresher on keg. Up to a 3.7 Nische (2666) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
Pours pitch black with brown medium head. Aroma of coffee, spices, liquorice and burned grass. Taste of chocolate, espresso, wood, chili, pepper and smoke. Could be a little more chili in it to get more flavour than just a dry bitterness. willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2011
20110224750ml bottle from State Line. Near black with lasting, tight, brown head. Aroma is weirdly vinyl and burning clutch with some airplane glue and floral orange rind. WTF? But on the palate it explodes with incredible and very enjoyable flavor, completely unexpected, completely welcome. Right off the bat it’s mildly smoky, a bit acidic with its roast, and lightly peppery, but within a few minutes the chipotle really comes to the fore with a great, "fresh", obvious chipotle influence. I mean, there would be no guessing what the adjunct was if you were given this blind. Solidly done and very enjoyable. ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Date: December 3, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Binnys Description: Opaque black pour with some head and lacing, aroma is roasty and chipotle / chili pepper, taste is similar with some whiskey / bourbon, smooth and medium bodied, aftertaste leaves some chipotle for sure but not too overpowering.
Fatehunter (2641) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2012
Poured into a Delirium Tremens glass. Beautiful to watch form in the glass. Looked like thick chocolate in the pour. Black with two fingers of tan head. The head retreated just a little to some nice lacing. Simply amazing looking.
The chipotle is obvious on the nose, but not to the point of burning. Lots of malt, some burnt, underneath.
Decent porter flavors: soft malt, dark bread and burnt malt.
But the reason we all came here was for the chipotle; and it does not disappoint. Mellow at first, with a slow rising heat until it is minutes since the last drink and you can still feel the heat on your lips. For a pepper beer, top marks.
The body is lighter for a porter, fairly smooth and almost no carbonation.
Really good. A little more on the "porter" part of the beer would be nice, but overall a super job with the chipotle. Unique, interesting and most of all, good. jimhilt (2636) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours a three finger brown head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights, some of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is almost sweet chocolate, coffee and hints of chipotle spiciness. Beyond expensive (what was I thinking?) at $18.99 for a 375ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Marlboro, MA. Nickls (2617) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Very dark black and a darker tan head. Roasty and earthy, bit of chocolate in the aroma. Chocolate is the clear flavor at first, bit of heat from the chilis at the back of the palate/throat. Pasture-like earthy flavor as well. Thicker body and warming. OK, but not amazing. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
750 ml. bottle labeled as Chipotle Porter. pours almost black with a brown head. Very thick for a porter and the aromas of licorice and peppers are very prominent. The ale finishes off slightly bitter. Atom (2599) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2011
From bottle pours dark brown black with a huge dark tan head. Aroma is sweet and earthy with roasted Chipotle peppers, chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Taste has smokey bitterness all the way through, chocolate, Chipotle peppers flavors are present with slight heat in the finish. Interesting beer, would have liked a little more heat in this one, but still really nice.