anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak smoky chili hints. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with hints of chili. Has a roasted malty chocolate and chili finish.
VsXsV (2144) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of pumpernickel, some smoked chili, light coffee, ash and bread. Taste is dry and light bitter with some roasted chili and just a light burn. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent stout with nice, smokey chili notes.
Baadnewsbear (17) - - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is one of my favorites at bootleggers. Got a growler yesterday. Poured dark with a think creamy head. The aroma is smoky, and malty. The taste is also smoky, a bit of chipotle, chocolate, malts, and a little pepper. Very enjoyable beer.
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MattH (635) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black pour. Aroma of fresh high quality coffee. Flavor is coffee with a some chipotle pepper in the finish. For a stout the body is light. Very nice, very fresh beer.
porternator (2) - - MAY 19, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve tried 2 other beers from Bootleggers, Black Tuesday and Chocasauraus Rye, and this orange County Brewery does not disappoint. The Aroma is coffee and Chocolate roasted malts. On second inhale hints of cocoa powder, mild roasted chili’s and real mild hops piney scent come thru with the coffe and roasted malts. Thin light brown head that that dissapears in a hurry. It is very dark. I held it up next to one of the flood lights in my kitchen and still could not see through it. As for the taste, it is almost exactley like it smells I can’t even taste the alcohol. The chili is noticeable as an aftertaste but its more of a mild tingle on the back of your throat. As for the mouth feel It’s not thin as some may suggest (think a little less than Oatmeal Stout). Overall I’d say this beer is top notch. I am just hopping to find it closer to home next time.
BrewDad (4774) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black in color, clear with a thin head. Big Dark roast malt and chocolate aroma and flavor. Love the coffee flavors this was a very tasty brew. Strong flavors and dry finish.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Smells like coffee, chalkboard, chocolate. Pours thick dark black brown with a tan head. Incredible taste, full of complexity. Maltiness of the stout, coffee, chocolate, and a finish of subtle chipotle. Long lasting finish - one of my favorite beers.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
ruby-sepia, thinnest cream ring. Nose is ultra stale, plum, mushroom, light chocolate, stale roasts. Flavor is dry roast, burnt, very flabby watery profile.
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, fizzy beige head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is chocolate, black pepper, roasted malt, figs, black cherries, earthy hops, and light vanilla. Flavor is malt dominate with supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; dry, peppery finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and nutty malt, dates and prunes, woody and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, faint hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.