Mikkeller – Chipotle Porter – 3 out of 7


Below are my thoughts that were jotted down while drinking this beer:

Thick beer. Dark thick head. The head is so thick I can’t see my light for the opacity rating. Musty. Hot. Thick. Has Mikkeller ever made the same beer twice? Is this a smokebeer? Answer = Yes. For our purposes, if the ingredients are smoked, then it gets reviewed at SmokeBeerMinistry. A chipotle pepper is a smoked jalapeno. Great lacing. Darkness. If you like pepper beers, drink this. Mikkeller does their homework. What will help? – Sweetness, a different yeast, more booze, bamberg smoked peppers (beechwood I believe)… There’s your new recipe Mikkeller. Overall metric of approval – 3 out of 7

Brewer Mikkeller
Beer Name Chipotle Porter
Brewer’s Description A very special and complex dark ale, brewed with American hops and malt, and made particularly unique by the addition of warming chili and hints of vanilla.
Food Pairings Chicken wings
Brewery Location Lochristi-Hijtfte, Belgium
Alcohol content by volume 6.6%
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 7
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 2.5
Sausage detection? Y or N Y – chorizo
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 3
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 3

I think their US importer does a better job informing the public of their beers than Mikkeller does. Regardless, here are their websites:

Brewery   –    http://mikkeller.dk/

Importer   –   http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/booze/

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