mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[7125-20150305] Tap. Roasted cacao nibs and fragrant peppery aroma. Black body with a quick foamy off-white head. Richly roasted chocolate sweet and hot peppers and cinnamon flavour. Full body has a hot spiciness. Really interesting. (9/3/8/3/15) 3.8
(@ Bluejacket, Washington, DC)
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black brown color with a brown foamy head. Notes of cinnamon, vanilla, brownie crust, earthy chilis. Nice and well balanced.
chinchill (2997) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery.
An excellent spices sweet stout.
Complex yet balanced flavor, albeit a bit sweeter than I’d prefer.
Notes of cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla and a faint but appreciated touch of chili pepper.
Smooth body is a touch thin.
Ed5388 (2538) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml c&c bottle that Dan P. picked up for me a while back. Thanks bro! Pours black with a thick frothy light tan head. Aroma of burnt malts, lots cinnamon, cream, chili powder, and lots of chocolate. Taste is much the same. Burnt malts, cinnamon, chocolate, earthy chili (with no heat), lactose, and a cinnamon toast/caramel aftertaste. Really solid, was just hoping for some burn from the chilies.
dmac (4682) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Ed5388, thanks dad x 2 soon to be. Poured a good looking thick pitch black body under an average sized dense foamy dark beige head. Aroma of burnt malts, well done toast, dark chocolate, light cinnamon and pepper and a finish of manure earthiness. Flavor of dark malts and well dine toast, touch of dark chocolate, some peper and cinnamon. Solid full mouthfeel that I wish had a bit more pepper heat but I am a hot head so it’s probably a 5 for Palate for most other people. Good stuff all around.
Damico (2896) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick coffee unclear blackish brown with a thicker body and lighter carbonation. Aroma brings sweet creamy mocha coffee notes, earthy smoky chiles with no spice, and a dusting of non sweet cinnamon. Flavor brings the creamy roasted malts, birch, and then cinnamon and some smoky chipotle at the end. This beer is delicious, thanks Tom.
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vanilla chili and chocolate mole aroma. Smooth and well blended spiced character...vanilla with a chili that hits in the back of the throat.
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vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Fest 2015 - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has chocolate, fudge, smooth roast and is very full and rich. It has a medium body that is somewhat smooth then has light rough carbonation. The flavor starts with dark chocolate, light spice and heavy roast. The finish is a bit rougher. Pretty nice.
seymour (1659) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted on tap in a mini Willybecher glass at the 2015 Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival. It poured a murky dark brown colour with long-lasting beige foam. Some true-to-style strong stout traits underneath (bready, toasty, roasty, dark fruit) but too sticky-sweet and too doctored-up for me. Aroma was better than the flavour. Extreme cocoa powder taste, cloying vanilla, unfermentable milkiness. Unfortunately, the chili spice is where they decided to play it safe, I could’ve used more smoke and fire. I like the name and I get what they’re going for, but I don’t think it worked out.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Repeal. One of the few stouts at the fest. Another winner from Bluejacket. Plenty of chocolate in this with a bit of spice. Peppers are light and that is a plus. Vanilla and some lactic. A nice stout.