HopfenWeisse (1558) - - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2017 Pitch black color with nice looking dark brown head. Aroma is roasted. Flavor is roasted, spices, chili.
RETEST: Thanks KÄ! still works, great beer. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2013
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet dark chocolate malts, chipotle, roasted coffee, black licorice, bit of molasses.
T - Sweet dark chocolate malts, bit of milk chocolate, lightly spicy chipotle peppers, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a spicy, warming, and sweet finish.
D - Nice spicy porter. The chipotle adds some nice heat without taking over. rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Shared by Sparky at RBWG. It’s chuck norris in a bottle, so if I rated it poorly I wouldn’t be alive to rate this. Luckily it poured a dark brown with aroma of spices, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is choco-spices, coffee, and peppers integrate well with the brew. Thanks Eric! FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Thanks to rateyourpoison for sharing! Pours deep brown near black with a huge creamy tan head aroma super cocoa roasted malt definite chipotle spice and smoke. Flavor starts super sweet chocolate and cocoa picking up more spice and a soft but definite chipotle spice. Finishes like pepper cocoa very rich. Med full body with a softish carbonation. Delicious well rounded complex beer 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!
alkolas510 (1506) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Kolsvart med litet mörkbrunt skum. Doftar lite rökigt och mycket malt. Smaken är lite rökig och inslag av chiliheta! Ok öl! Joakgust (1502) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle, 33cl - Opaque brown beer with a large brown head. Aroma is spicy with notes of chocolate, chipotle, chili spiced rice and roasted barley. Flavor is spicy with notes of roasted barley, chili, chipotle, caramel, licorice and rice. Great interesting beer. AleRider78 (1500) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
330 ml bottle. Purchased November 2014. Pours an average size frothy brownish head and has a dark brown appearance with sediments quite visible. Lacing is ok. Aromas of chocolate, hints of coffee and vanilla. Very subtle spice notes. Flavours are mostly roasted malts, some notes of coffee, peppery, subtle mocha hints. The chipotle is sort of evident, a bit more in the finish. Also a bit more as it warms up. Drying sensation on the palate. Quite enjoyable. 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.