Hot Rod Habanero | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by tjsdomer2 on 08-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by elNopalero:
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4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This poured a solid black, like used motor oil. More stout than porter? It’s listed as an English porter, so there.

There’s a pleasing aroma with all the right notes—dark roast, coffee, chocolate—underscored by a hint of heat. That comes through from the first sip on, mildly at first but then it kicks in as the beer trickles down the back of your throat. It’s not a heat sink but the sweet and slightly smoldering habanero flavor gives this beer a definition that sets it apart from a typical porter.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of tjsdomer2
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark pepper-black. Lacing is just ok.

Smell: Spicy raisins and some caramel. Almost like a fruit cake, including the rum. This is better.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Lots of black pepper, dark fruit, and spices, especially the habanero oil. After some warming, this really is excellent. Mouthfeel has an incredible burn nothing like hard liquor; it's definitely the hot pepper.

Overall Drinkability: This one creeps up on you.

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Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Again, doin' it dirty nasty at Haven's 4th Anniversary thang thang in Orange, CA.

Vrooom! This bad sucker made Raul wanna take off and get lifted into outer space! Hot, but not too hot like Katherine Webb. Smooth, but not too smooth like Larry David. This thang was just done pretty solid all around.


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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of sbxx
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Jd2391
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Hopscat
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PatGreer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Hot Rod Habanero from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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