HopsandBolts (255) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Atomic Rooster.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with very little head. No lacing.
Bit of malt and spiciness.
Chocolate, hot peppers, dark malt, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg.
Mouthfeel: Average viscosity and carbonation.
Overall: An interesting spiced beer with many flavours and nuances. There is a lot going on here and that is the main attraction.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
[6902-20141106] 750mL bottle. Oddly toasted spices aroma. Clear, dark brown red body with a quick foamy light tan head. Spiced pepper hot toasted grains flavour. Medium body is super hot after a few sips. Not a fan of the pepper hotness. (6/3/5/1/8) 2.3
(c/o Gorbalev, w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
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sseb69 (1766) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille, merci Charles. 8.9%. Couleur brune très foncée, mousse beige. Arôme de cacao, épices, herbes, fruits. En bouche, un peu de chocolat, épices telles que cannelle et girofle, fruits noirs mûrs, notes de levures, et un peu de piment plus tard en bouche. Assez complexe, assez éparpillée, reste une offrande originale et bonne.
TaktikMTL (7008) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de clous de Girofle. Apparence: La couleur est noire avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de clous de Girofle et de canelle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épice en arrière goût. (Rating #5664)
OntBeerDrinker (515) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
As the cap was coming off "hiss" and I could smell chocolate pudding right away. From a distance without sniffing I could smell chocolate & chipotle. 3 finger brown head, jet black but veary bottom has a little red/amber coper orange and is the only little spot I could see a little carbination. Smells better in bottle. Glass gives it a weird smell with a lot lighter chocolate & chipotle smell. Taste wise it reminds me of perhaps brown ale. Starts wet and some chocolate taste and some chipotle taste on some sips together and other sips together show stone fruit,banana like banana bread a little and a little chipotle. I don’t think I ever taste the cinnamon but not 100% sure. It’s a fun beer but not as great as people make it seem but it still rock’s. The spice I guess cinnamon & % start a little burn in belly that later tellaports to throat also cloves are tickleing the throat a little at times. Can’t really tell the % but I guess some of that warmth is from it. Not super warm but after taste last lng of warmth and a chipotle taste. Cheer’s. P.S. You will fill the % b4 beer done. :) This beer was free for me from Beau’s so thank you Beau’s :)
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a nice light brown foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt with light cinnamon and cloves notes. Taste is also dominated by some cinnamon and cloves notes with a medium dry caramel malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good and interesting takes on Mexican spice beer but I would have preferred for the cinnamon and chipotle notes to be more prevalent.
sudomorph (1065) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Barvolo. Pours black with a thin, off white head. Aroma has some slight chocolate, spice, and raisin dark fruits. Taste has some well blended chocolate and dark fruits with banana at the end and some pepper spicy on the aftertaste. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Overall an interesting brew. Dark fruits and chocolate with some pepper spice on the aftertaste.
Metalchopz (3029) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like cola with a dark brown colour and bubbly-foamy head that disappears quickly enough and not much lacing is left. Spicy nose with some chocolate malt and some hops that give out a little rusty water scent. The flavours are a different malt, with some smokiness instead of the chocolate. Mild spiciness lingers in the aftertaste, and this seems to hide the alcohol. The rest of the taste seems a little too watery though. Wish it had a bit more punch, but still worth trying. Interesting... like a spicy (hot) rauchbier.
Lubiere (12672) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with licorice, cinnamon and chili powder. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light dark fruits, chili, coffee, sweet chocolate, licorice notes, very nice. On tap at brewery.
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-05-01. Black body with a nice tan head that fades. 3+ Aroma is lightly spicey, mild chipotle and cinnamon melange, dusty malt accents. Flavour is pleasant with a sweet malty core with spicey accents, light cinnamon and chipotle notes though I am not sure I would have immediately pinpointed either without knowing. Warming in the throat both from the spice and alcohol. The chipotle and spice grows cumulatively, eventually leaving the lips just a bit tingly. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. The spice is not entirely to my own tastes, but is fairly well balanced considering and well executed. My 2000th Ontario Rating! On tap at Bar Hop, Toronto