Silvan7 (1279) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle @ 111 cafè Castellanza. Marrone scuro, impenetrabile, schiuma beige scurissima, fine e persistente. Aroma intenso, tostato, caffè, cacao amaro, frutta secca, (nocciola).oltre al classico odore da porter si percepisce un vegetale da verdura fresca appena tagliata. Gusto abboccato, cacao, caffè, liquirizia e toffee. Leggermente vegetale, peperone più che peperoncino. piccantezza solo accennata. Piacevolmente luppolata. Poco calda, poco carbonata, equilibrata ed armonica. DandyWolfFloyd (1260) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Aroma - has a nice mix of peppery (spicy) qualities over rich dark smoked malt.
Appearance - body is black, with a big beige head. The head fades slowly, and has a mix of alcohol cloying and sud lacing.
Taste - peppery (spicy), rich roast, annatto, and chocolate.
Palate - body is full, texture thick, average carbonation, and a spicy alcoholic finish. yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - JUN 13, 2012
Black colour, beige head. The chilli taste blends in well with the stout, and is not overwhelming. One of the best chilli beers I’ve had. Gachupines (1252) - USA - AUG 22, 2012
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee with notes of chocolate. Flavor is intense, surprised this isn’t a stronger beer. Strong roasted coffee bitterness mellowed out with a sweet dark chocolate finish. Finish was fairly mild then there’s just a slight pepper bite in the finish. Smokey throughout and aftertaste is rich but not cloying. Impressive beer, well worth finding. JanEric (1250) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
Poreter with chipotle. Brown to black, minimal head. Aroma has some peppers. Also in taste are peppers, coffee, choco, roasted. Reasonable dry finish. Reasonable bitterness, nice, bitterness maybe too high, to long lasting.
Zer0 (1227) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours almost black with a decent head. Aroma of spicy peppers, coffee and some floral notes. Taste is heavy spicy. Full bodied but leaves a burning sensation. neuromatt (1226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
330 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a large, fluffy light brown head that remains and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose has big notes of charred malts, chipotle, smoked malts and espresso, paired with just a touch of herbal hops. The flavour is moderately sweet up front with chocolate malty notes and touches of earth and herbal hops. A distinct spiciness enters in the middle and builds towards the finish, imparting a mild chill heat. In the background, roasted malts, chocolate and perhaps a touch of espresso continue to develop, along with soft herbal hops. The finish is long and roasty, with a mild spiciness. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, a nice stouty ale with a significant peppery accent. The pepper is a bit too much for my taste, and I’d be intrigued to try the base without the chipotle. 2014-10-14 llcooldave (1226) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2012
Deep dark chocolate liquer aromas. Pours black in the glass. Nice lacing from the caramel colored head. Flavor profile of sweet dark cocoa, dried fruits, espresso and a slight peppery aftertaste. A few seconds after swallowing, i can detect the spicy notes from the chipotle. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Glad I have access to more... MayumiH (1224) - - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle at home. One minute we were chatting away, the next minute it’s all falling apart. How is that possible. GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 1, 2012
Grifo. Vaso de ½ Pinta. Saboreada en jun´12. Color negro coronada por espuma beige amarronado de burbuja mediana y que se disipa con lentitud. Capa cremosa. En nariz, maltas torrefactas, notas picantes, pan quemado y levadura. Sabores de maltas torrefactas dulces y café, con matices de chocolate. Sutil guindilla en el intermedio con moderado amargor. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación media. Paladar sabroso y abundante. Final intenso de granos de café torrefactos y retrogusto picante y largo. Cerveza con un sorprendente equilibrio de sabores.
On-tap. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Black color headed by brownish beige froth. Medium size bubbled, rocky, slowly dissipated crown. Roasted malts, spicy notes, burnt bread & yeast to the nose. Sweet roasted malt & coffee flavors with chocolate hues. Subtle spicy chili & moderate bitterness in the middle. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Flavorful & plentiful palate. Intense roasted coffee grains finish & long peppery aftertaste. Amazing well balanced flavor beer.