TorbenJensen (1517) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
Rough large foam. Clear coffee aroma. Good taste of coffee with light chilli touch. Lovely fullness, very filling and delicate. From Mikkeller however, I had hoped for a little more clear chili, but it’s not so. Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
330ml bottle from LCBO. pours a jet black colour. Rich mocha/toffee aroma showing a hint of paprika spice. On the palate it drinks like a stout but has a certain chilli powdery spice and flavour profile. Sports a decent length and quite a good range of flavours this is a very interesting brew. Would love to try the barrel aged versions!
StilleStorm (1514) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
DAA; Bottle 330 ml. Pours brown to black with a large, frothy to creamy, lacing, lasting tan head. Nose is heavy roasted, smoked malt and coffee, chocolate, vanilla, tobacco and dark, spice fruit. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a sweet lasting, spice bite, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is flat to soft. Chilli and beer harmony. Mesjasz (1511) - Lodz, POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Pich black color, frothy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, sweet coffee and hint of chilli peppers and hops. Taste is bitter, roasty and ash flavor with smoked note, Dry at finish with minor burning throath chilli, bitter coffee and chocolate. Medium body, smooth texture and low carbonation. Very balanced beer, easy drinking but pretty complex. MelvinKalksma (1508) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2016
klm1 (1501) - Bled/SF, - JAN 7, 2016
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, bread, roasted malts, coffee, smoke and spices.
Opaque dark brown/black beer with a medium dark brown head.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly/medium bitter and dry with bread, roasted malts, coffee, smoke and spices.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Perfect amount of chipotle; managing to never be too spicy, but still adding a lot of flavour. Amazing amount of roasted malts too. So much flavour for its abv, it is insane.
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2016 Pours black color, slightly haze, with stable creamy brown head. Visually low carbonation.
Aroma: moderate malt aroma, which takes on coffee, bittersweet chocolate, but it is almost overdominated by chilli peppers aroma. That’s the reason, why hop aroma is so hard detectable.
Flavor: intense malt aroma, which takes on espresso coffee, bittersweet chocolate, slightly roasted, and supported with gentle burn of chilli peppers. In the background are hop flavors, which takes on stone fruits, pine and dark fruits.
Finish is slightly chilli pepperish burnt and lingers long in aftertaste.
Body is medium to high, texture is soft, carbonation is low.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 17, 2011
THOUGHTS: Actually quite spicy. Way more heat than I was expecting, but it never reached an unpleasant level. But I love hot stuff and this might be too much for some. It would go nice with some sausages. Rather complex. Would be great even without the peppers, but this was incredible and different.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass with a large, light brown head that mostly diminished, but kept a decent sheet and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, and chocolate milk; maple syrup; and hints of pepper and spice (but that might be my imagination.). The initial flavor was spicy, light to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, slightly bitter and slightly sour; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter, spicy, and lightly sour with a long duration, especially on the spices. There was chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate syrup, spicy peppers, dark chocolate, cocoa, slight burnt malt, a little dark fruit, sausage spices, caramel and sour coffee. The medium to full body was leaning toward full. It was silky and then a bit dry with soft yet tingly carbonation that intensified when the spice started to effect the tongue. It also had a dry and spicy finish. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Pour thanks to daknole! Deep brown/black with an intense beige head. Mikkeller makes such attractive beers. Aroma is heavy with dark chocolate, espresso, and a nice underlying spice. Flavor shows the same with additional roast malt, light smoke, and the chipotle spice definately makes itself known. Overall body is full, viscous, and finishes with a dry bitterness and spicy heat. Mmmm. KoNrRiI (1485) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
0.33 bottle. Black color and the first actually brown head I have seen, leaving a good lacing. Aroma of coffee, meat, vegetables, paprica, pepper, and hot spices. Taste of coffee, dark malts, burnt caramel, and again some hot spices. Full body, creamy texture, and an almost flat carbonation. Finish is actually piquant, definitely malty, and full of caramel. Overall a good beer, the spiciness is unusual but it actually works unlike in some other brews I had. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a two finger, fine bubbled dark khaki head in this glass - it has a nice feeling from the appearance perspective. The nose is caramel and cocoa bean, with some grass and light spicing present. The flavor profile has a medium mouthfeel initial, modest sweetness. It has a robust center, moreso than expected for something in the 6.66% range, as its called. It finishes with mild bitterness, chocolate bean and roast, moving to more grass and a touch of red chili pepper, but quite modest as far as heat is concerned. Anyway - a nice porter