Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, brown, fully lasting.
Body is opaque black (flashlight tested).
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (chocolate cookie / cocoa powder, roasted grain / coffee), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of vanilla, alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Rather over the top with sweetness and perceived alcohol (alcohol burn is certainly exaggerated by chile heat, though)...drinks like a 10%+ beer. Aroma is ok but a little one-dimensional. Syrupy. Looks fantastic, though...thick, lasting head atop a fully opaque body.
Werckmeister (1297) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,1l from bottle at Craft Bier Fest Wien. black color, small dark coffe-colored head. smells malty roasted, licorice, coffee, bitter chocolate, spices, earthy notes. quite nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes roasted, rather strong of licorice, earthy, some coffee, chocolate, peppery, light chili notes. finishes with light chili and some roast and licorice notes. drinks quite good, chili is subtle enough, overall good imp stout but not on par with the best ones.
cinesr (34) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
colore nero con schiuma cremosa,in bocca ha un corpo pieno orzo tostato,caffč,liquirizia,finale secco con retrogusto cioccolato e peperoncino
msbernac (1317) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance-brown, hazy, brown foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
Beer5000 (5310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle at brewmakers dinner, Kick. Pitch black body with a disappearing tan head. Nice aroma of medium roasted dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee and notes of wood. Flavor is smooth, soft roasted dark malt, coffee, chocolate, mild wood and moderate but balanced fruity bitterness. Fine balanced body and nice aftertaste. A smooth and solid Imperial Stout without any sharp edges. Slightly warning but not really alcoholic.
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, some roasted malt, grains, caramel and milky notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, nuts and grains. Medium body, soft carbonation.
klm1 (630) - - OCT 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, clear, with tiny light brown, unstable, foamy head. Visually low carbonation with small up rising bubbles.
Aroma is rich, various, with notes of roasted grains, malts with coffee like character, with fruity esters like plums, cherries.
Similar is flavor, with note of roasted grains, malts with coffee, cocoa like character, slightly bitter in the middle (dark chocolate) and with fruity esters like cherries.
Malt sweetness is medium, hop bitterness also. Body is moderate, and that is what I missing. But texture is silky smooth, alcohol is gentle present, carbonation is low. Very, very drinkable!
Mrnoluv (247) - long beach, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredible light brown thick head, black color not super dark, you visually can see the peppers, the smell like any other stout, cocoa, coffee bean...the taste is surprising on the first sip, bitter chocolate, coffee notes, but as expected on the sip and on the plate you feel that burn from the peppers. The burn on a 1 to 10 is a 5, it does linger in the throat so if you don’t like spicy you wouldn’t be drinking it. I love this beer.
Nische (1397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SBWF. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Sweetish flavor that ends up slightly more dry with coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Medium bodied and soft carbonation.
mtnw (58) - POLAND - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Very smooth one. Haven’t those chilli after-taste due to eating spicy dish before. Very strong coffee and chocolate taste. Nice small head. Very good one and not so overwhelming because of relatively low abv.
artiredbirds (256) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pepper, coffee machine, horizon taste, floral, smoke, black, minimal head, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,