ladnewton (2037) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
Draft at CASK Pub & Kitchen, London on 5th January 2011. Thick brown with pale brown fine foam ring and slight lacing. Intensely rich woody/peppery aroma and tangy fruits, spiciness and smoke in main flavour profile. Intense and penetrative. Rich smoky finish of bonfire/woodsmoke. Absolutely exquisite. DocJitsu (2035) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
This is the Chipotle Porter version I received from madbeerbaron in a trade. Thanks again! Pours a completely opaque, very dark brown, with a well-retaining khaki-brown colored head. The head is reminiscent of a root beer float. Dark chocolate, cocoa, and licorice on the nose, with a bit of char wafting out as well. No chili notes to speak of. The mouthfeel is thick, but not viscous. A lot of smoke in the flavor. Chili pepper is noted very clearly. Sweet malt in the middle. Finishes with a charred flavor. tfredvik (2032) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 This is the most viscous looking beer I’ve had in a very long time: the pitch black liquid barely drips out the bottle! A large, creamy and very dense head with a scary dark brown colour forms easily and stays big for a long time before settling as a thick layer. Lots of foam is still clinging to the glass after the Texas Ranger is gone. The aroma is very strong and not surprisingly on the malty side. It’s heavily roasted with dark caramel, coffee and liquorice, some fainter chocolate and in the back I get traces of fruits and berries and even some juicy tobacco. Delicious! I can’t say I pick up any chilli in the aroma, but the chipotle certainly is obvious in the flavours! Especially in the long, moderate bitter aftertaste, the burning chilli makes this a beer you don’t hurl down, this is definitely a sipper. The initial taste is moderate sweet, and this soothes the palate for a while, until the next wave of chilli attacks. Other flavours include roasted notes, coffee and liquorice, and more pronounced notes of chocolate and tobacco that I found in the flavours. I also get vague hints of leather. The mouthfeel (and throat feel!) is very rough due to the chilli, and in the beginning it was actually a bit unpleasant. Further down in the glass I’m slowly getting used to the roughness. The body is full, the texture is very oily and slick, the carbonation is soft. A wonderful and intense beer, although it’s a bit demanding. The most demanding part is of course all the googling that’s involved: how to pronounce "chipotle"? Mjp12 (2031) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
From a bottle branded chipotle porter, Great smokey, chocolate aroma, a good liquorice tang, with a creamy mouthfeel. It has an awful lot of character for a 6.6% beer, the chilli builds as you drink it .Another mikkeller masterpiece . mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2012
bottle from plum market. pours black with white head. aroma of some peppers and roast malt. taste is think with not much heat!
Florya (2027) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : black with a medium tanned head. Aroma : tobacco, coffee, pepper, grass and chocholate. Palate : full body, soft carbonation. peponi (2013) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: roasted dark malts, soya sauce, chilli, coffee.
Appearance: deep black color and nice beige head.
Taste: bitter chocolate, soya sauce, roasted malts, coffee, chilli, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, warming chilli finish.
Overall: Interesting beer, nice chilli notes, drinkable. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle (labeled Chipotle Porter); pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma of chocolate, licorice, roasted malt, and some spice notes; taste has some light bitterness with roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice with a hint of coffee; finish is dry and bitter with a light spicy warming; nicely balanced and very good rayaron (1997) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 12, 2017
Bottle at Budapest. As Mikkeller Chipotle Porter. Opaque black with brown head. The aroma is smoked with notes of chili, BBQ sauce, vanilla and some roastiness. Bitter flavor, quite hot from the chili, smoked with notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, BBQ sauce, hot and hoppy finish. Smooth, full-bodied. Foffern (1982) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
On tap at Henriks. Dark black colour with a small dark beige, almost creamy, head. Pleasant and classic stout aromas of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate with a hint of smoke. The flavours is mostly parallel with the aromas but feels a bit sweeter in the mouth. It ends with a accelerating chili bitterness that lasts. I regularly don’t fancy very hot food, but this chili-burn in my mouth feels pleasant in the end. A fantastic creation!