Ernest (6031) - 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.
calm_dreamer (140) - GREECE - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of pepper oil with some coffee. Stouty taste of coffee with some choco. Leaves a tickling burning feeling of hot pepper when it goes down the throat. Pepper aftertaste with just a hint of coffee. Medium body. Well balanced beer. Alcohol taste note after some time.
Holmen1 (1984) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Elegant liten flaske fra polet, konsumert med venner med samme diagnose, april-14: regnet pisker mot ruta på Sigmunds hytte, og vi varmer oss på denne. Utseende er perfekt, og smaksfylden imponerer. A lingering afterburn antyder at de har slengt litt chili i kokekaret.
Holmen2 (409) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ebony. Brown, dense head. Roasted barley and chocolate in aroma. Chili and liquorice is evident in taste and aftertaste.
Sigmund (4809) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Black colour, tan head. Roasty aroma, notes of coffee and dark chocolate, hints of chili. Medium sweet and roasty flavour, notes of coffee, dark chocolate and chili, which leaves a distinct chili burn on the palate and throat in the aftertaste.
gunnar (4862) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting.Pours dark ruby with a big creamy tanne head. Aroma is deep malty caramel, chili and grass. Taste is modertae dry , light roasted caramel, distinct chili and coffee. Nice.
MarcoDL (1519) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice strong stout beer, not an imperial I think. Smooth and balanced, very enjoyable. The bottle is beautiful as well. Still it’s not a very memorable beer, just regular.
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, liquorice and lots of roasted malt. Taste is thick and fairly sweet, lots of roasted notes, coffee and chili. Nice!
IPAgutten79 (355) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kullsvart med medium skum. Aroma av sjokolade, mørk malt, humle og masse kaffe. Smaken er kaffe, mild sjokolade og en passende bitterhet. Nydelig munnfølelelse, rund og god. Fin ettersmak, perfekt ettersmak. Mildt bitter. Medium/tykk konsistens.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown-near black body with a large creamy off-white head, looking beautiful. Aroma is sweet malts, chocolate, toffee, hints of cardamom and leather. Taste is chocolate, coffee, black pepper, leather, sweet licorice and hints of dark malts, caramel and burnt toast. Full body, soft carbonation. Pretty nice and rather complex.
jhp40219 (254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a soda brown with a small brown head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Aroma of cocoa, malts, black peppers, coffee and smoke. Taste is cocoa, coffee, smoke, black pepper, and roasted malts. Nice pepper burn in the finish. Full bodied, thick creamy texture, lively carbonation. Very good! Pepper burn is not overwhelming.