daje (3999) - NORWAY - SEP 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Amundsen, june 18th 2016. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is roasty, bitter, mild chili burn. Sweet choco finish, with a lasting, though not very hot, burn.
Holmen1 (4810) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske (Beerbliotek Black Ale Chilli #01) på sesongåpning Mi2, Cardinal aug-16: nesten helt svart, med ok skum. Aroma av røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og et snev av chili. Bittersjokolade og kaffe i smaken før chilifaktoren slår inn for fullt. Ingen tvil om tilsetningen, her får du a lingering afterburn. Et typiske deleøl.
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, as Beerbliotek Black Ale Chilli #01, at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.6%. Black colour, moderate beige head. Aroma of roast malts, mild coffee and chocolate, hints of chili. The flavour is first smooth, mildly roasty and chocolatey, then a substantial chili burn sets in, and lasts through the long aftertaste (where also some hops are present). Lovely stuff! But one bottle is enough in one sitting, due to the chili heat - the second bottle you can add to your chili con carne.
Holmen2 (2873) - NORWAY - AUG 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 15.08.16. Very dark brown. Uneven beige head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and apples. Roated malt, vanilla and very evident chili in taste, and even more chili in aftertaste.
gunnar (7873) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours black with no head. Aroma of dark malts, lovely inviting. Taste is moderate bitter liquorice, some burning chilli mixed well with dark malts and liquorice. Lingering chilli burn.
tandembrauer (1147) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2016 Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with little beige head. Aroma of chili, dark chocolate, pine needles. Distinct taste of chili, in fact it tastes quite hot. Tastes sweet. Medium bodied.
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home... Dark black... Thick tan head... Soft herbal roast chocolate.. Odd chilli nose.. Dark roast.. Dark roast chocolate roast.. Dark chocolate roast malts
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craigs. Gusher. Pours clear dark ruby brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of light roast. Taste is light hot, some chocolate. Light burn on the finish.
mateuszk (2053) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown in colour, ruby highlights, nice head. Aromas of eoasted malts, chocolate and light chilli note. In taste rosted, medium sweet with light bitterness and chilli aftertaste (flavour is quite strong, spiciness not that much). Expected something more spicy but fortunately I got pretty tasry and balanced beer.
cervmagpt (654) - PORTUGAL - MAR 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 30A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown (BBF 2016.10.20). AROMA: predominant roasted aromas with notes of dark chocolate and some coffee. Slight chilli note background. APPEARANCE: very dark brown color and opaque with ruby highlights. moderate light brown head with medium-low retention and some lacing. TASTE: initial moderate-low roasted malt notes like the aroma (coffee, dark chocolate), followed by a overwhelming spicy-hot sensation from chillies. slight background with notes of peppers. medium-low bitterness with an almost dry and spicy-hot finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a "black ale" similar to a stout, but with too much spicy-hot prensence, rendering it unbalanced.