I was intrigued by this recipe and had to try it. I'm glad I did, it was truly unique (hubby's word) and quite delicious! The dark beer flavors this with an almost mysterious quality, bringing back memories of my journeys through the Los Tuxlas mountains of Veracruz Mexico where brujos (witches) are said to reside! Something about the darkness of the beer in addition with the smokiness of the dried chipotle chile (I used dried instead of canned). My choice of beer was Black Butte Porter from hubbie's stash. Also in lieu of the Rotel's I used one can of diced tomatoes and 1 small can diced green chiles. The 2 tsp of pepper seemed high, so I seasoned up the soup with a combination of salt, pepper, and lots of garlic powder (plus a few garlic cloves tossed in). For sweet n' low I used brown sugar. Served with all of the sides AND one avocado. Overall a truly unique and special dish! Thanks westtextazzy!