We first tried this hot sauce about four years ago, and it has been a mainstay in our kitchen ever since. For those who don't know, a chipotle is a smoked jalapeno pepper, so this sauce has a nice full and somewhat smoky flavor. I say somewhat smoky because the smoke flavor is nicely complimentary and doesn't overpower the other flavors which is a good thing. As far as heat goes, the chipotle variety is milder than the original Tabasco, so, if you're strictly looking for heat, this will not be the sauce for you. A word of caution: you will end up putting this on everything, so you may have to buy a replacement bottle sooner than you might have planned. Enjoy!