RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A smooth English porter with a Southwestern twist . . . chipotle chiles & smoked malt are added to give a distinctive finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1979) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Growler shared with a friend The porter poured a deep black color with frothy tan head that quickly dissipated. The aroma was of roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is more complex with roasted malts, chocolate and spicy peppers. The medium body porter had soft carbonation. The finish was dry with a hint of spicy pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2955) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap 6 oz. sampler at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA. Clear, very dark brown with a very thin head and trivial lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, mild chocolate and even milder smokiness and spice. Taste of caramel, chipotle pepper, chocolate and smokey roasted malt. Medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (13064) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Tap. Pours dark brown to black with some light permeating and a medium, bubbly light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is smoky, meat, chipotle, chocolate and nutty, light roast malt, no detectable hops, prune and date notes. Flavor is moderate dark malt, chocolate, moderate smoke, chipotle, light spice, prunes, dates, and a sweet palate with light drying at the end. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4666) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
first things first. This is not a Porter. I can see through it. This more akin to a brown ale. Some slightly malty notes on the nose. Pours amber that you can see through with very little head that dissipates quickly. A bit of the chipotle can be tasted on the finish. Not bad but its no porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
magsinva (1231) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Tap - pours a dark red with a finger of head. Not getting a lot of aroma, a little malt maybe? Taste is overpowered by the bit of the chipotle. It learns bitter, but my taste buds are now ruined. Palate is creamy. Overall if they tame the gimmicky chipotle it might not be half bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Lightly smoky nose, some fruity pepper notes and a bit of toffee. The taste is chocolate, molasses and brown sugar. The pepper comes in a bit at the finish. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 Hoppy bready aroma. Large white head. Dark coloured malty and smoked with a little dryness in a crisp lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
A good porter. The chipotle isnt overpoweringly spicy, but it does add a nice note of smoke and herbs on top of a nice malty, chocolaty background. I would definitely drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Deep brown color with a small, smooth, off-white head. Aroma: Light nose with notes of coffee, caramel, and a touch of smoke. Flavor: Roasty bitterness, a bit of smoke, and not much else. I didnt get any chipotle at all. A touch on the watery side. Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium-light mouthfeel and a medium-short finish. Overall: It seems like there is good potential here, but the beer didnt live up to it in my eyes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7907) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2009
On Tap at Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest. Pours a dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, and a very mild pepper. Flavor is light (compared to other porters) - rich roasted, chocolates, and no noticeable heat until the liquid hits the back of the throat - then theres a mild and enjoyable spice "burn."

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