vyvvy (4579) - 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 (1623) - 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 (5386) - 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.
BierMeHoos (290) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bluejacket, in Navy Yard, Washington D.C. Had a serving of this, paired with the regular Mexican Radio. Both are great, but this one is slightly better. The appearance is dark brown, going on black. The aroma is chocolate, and cinnamon spice and smoky hint of peppers. The taste is similar as the aroma, but with come milk sugar, vanilla beans, cacao nibs, and chilis. Palate is a little medium, but kind of creamy. Overall, a fantastic beer added to their repertoire. Drink this!
Earlier Rating: 10/30/2014 Total Score: 4.2
Draft at Bluejacket poured into a snifter. Their description is "Our sessionable take on the mole-inspired imperial stout style. The creamy confluence of milk chocolate & vanilla is dusted in cinnamon spice & finished with a sweet & mildly smoky hint of ancho chili pepper. Brewed with lactose milk sugar, vanilla beans, cacao nibs, ancho chilis & cinnamon."
Honestly, I couldn’t describe it any better. Loved the aroma, look, taste and feel. This beer just makes me happy, and makes drinking beer a good experience.
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle style growler from the brewery, shared at home with my wife. Pours a deep black with a large dense dark tan head. Sweet roast on the nose, a touch of dark cocoa and chocolate, spiced yeast. Medium bodied, light spice comes through, clove and cinnamon pairing up with chocolate. Long chocolate finish, light spiciness and smooth sweet roast. Very easy drinking and quite tasty.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-03-05. Black body with a small brown head. 3+ Aroma of sweet dark malt and lactose, hints at peppers lurking. Flavour is fairly sweet, the lactose influence is noticeable. Starts nicely but the chilis slowly grow past my interest in tolerating them. Smooth medium bodied palate, light carbonation. Good execution of what they were striving for but the pepper character is not for me, a small sample was plenty. On tap at Bluejacket, Washington DC.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown pour, light brown head. Nice beer. Creamy, smooth, lactose sweetness, vanilla, chocolate and light cinnamon.
swoopjones (6755) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at Blue Monk with Dennis. Medium bodied black pour. Chocolate, vanilla, slight pepper notes & cinnamon. dessert beer. nice stuff
Ferris (7021) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Cinnamon, vanilla, molasses and dark chocolate. Inky maroon with almost no head. Cinnamon and bittersweet dark chocolate. Nice.
conway (1935) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewpub. Aroma and taste are chocolate, vanilla, fudge, cinnamon and chili pepper with with a sweet lactic base. Imagine the flavor profile of Hunahpu or Bomb in a milk stout. Awesome.