Chipotle Ale - Rogue Ales
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4.28/5 rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
seems the bros. are more on spot than the collective this time around!
being a chile-head and loving lindts chocolate with chile, all manner of hot sauces, growing peppers, etc etc, had to try this. appearance is as expected, amber ale, with nice off-white head that settles with light lacing. looks premium. as are most rogue ales...
initial smell is the chipotle smokiness! actually almost that sense of toastiness in stouts or some porters. though i love the rich, deep notes of this, it does mask the malts and other aspects i know are lurking. maybe they saved themselves for taste.
same smokiness enters but opens up a bit, fades slowly leaving a slow finishing abiding in maltiness. very nice. not as slow, but about as impressive as the one bobby flay dish i had at his mesa grill with regards to layered heat/smokiness over time. very artful here for sure. actually a sense of 'beef jerky' but subtle and not in any corny way. vegans, don't despair! i would give it a 5 if only my tastebuds starting to burn a bit...
mouthfeel is right on, creamy which complements the tangy smoke notes. just enough carbo keep things low level-bristling.
no problem taking down this bomber at 22 oz. i find it quite drinkable though not an everyday brew. special occasions, blending experiments with other complementary brews.
as the pint goes down and i pour a bit more, it really opens up (the spice) in even better ways as it slightly warms or should i say 'cools up'
nice. a cold bottle of heat. recommended!
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2010 22:28:38 | More by mempath
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