McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour and dark malt aroma. Coffee flavor similar to a mild Belgian roast. Finishes dark malt bitterness without being astringent.
DSG (11279) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/18/15] Draught at Bootlegger’s Brewery in Fullerton. Dark brown to black with tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, a bit of cocoa and a light chili hint. Roasty flavor with coffee, some sweetness, a bit of chocolate and a mildly hot chili finish. Medium-bodied.
Travlr (20345) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep opaque maroon brown color, beige head. Nice aroma of coffee, dark bitter chocolate, more coffee. Taste is very roasty cofee grounds, some heat from the peppers. Very tasty.
slowrunner77 (9428) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"At first, I was wishing this were an imperial. A sturdier backbone would do wonders for this beer. While that still holds, this 6% stout opened up VERY nicely. Not getting any real smokuness from the chipotle peppers, but the interplay and balance of coffee, pepper, and roasted malt was great. Smooth brew too
Bulk_Carrier (3474) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ah, finally! About time I had something good tonight, thanks at Rachelle for the bottle.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Tight speckled lacing graces the sides of the glass.
The smell had a bold blast of roasty robust coffee bean backed up by a light chipotle /peppery heat - quite enjoyable.
The taste was really balanced well between the coffee and the chipotle heat.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Decent dry texture pervades nicely with the heat settling in underneath.
Overall, good stout with chipotle heat adding a nice complexity. Would have again if I could get it.
GenDV138 (5511) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Black with half a finger or so of light tan head. Aromas of coffee, light chipotles, caramel, light vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, light chipotles, some sort of lactose like note that I’m not digging. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, semi-watery mouthfeel. Not quite there for me.
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Yard House - Long Beach, August 2014.
Almost black with a small creamy head. Roasted with coffee, chocolate, some smoke and light chili. Smooth and actually quite easy to drink. A good one.
Stuu666 (9802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roast malts, chocolate, taste is rich chocolate, bitter coffee, light spice.
RussianDragon (574) - - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with quickly fading beige edge head. Aroma is roasted malt, peppers, and spicy notes. Flavor is overall sweet with notes of roasted malt, hot peppers, and a slight coffee complexity. Finish is dry, spicy and slightly woody.
From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).
jjgmd (1950) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Zach over some wings, pours a dark rich black pour with a java colored head. Nose is malt and dark roasted coffee. Taste is malt and peppery and very drinkable. Not a heavy stout at all. Finish is peppery as well and ends on the same tasting notes. Descent by all means. Quaff Score 8 / 10