Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark black pour and as I poured, I got a sweet bitter chocolate with a hint of smokey. A quick bitter taste as I first sipped and a strong roast, oaky wood flavor. A burnt bitter lingering taste. Not a top stout for me
Travlr (13517) - 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 (6114) - 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 (2281) - Juneau, Alaska, 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 (1896) - 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 (5032) - 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 (3570) - 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 (517) - - 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 (1513) - 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
zgaier (1464) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours black with brown head and aroma of coffee and light peppers. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt with a spicy, peppery undertone leading to a dry, light spicy finish. Very drinkable stout
radiomgb (2392) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown in colour with a thin beige head, light lacing. The aroma is of coffee, light spice, chocolate and dark malts. The flavour is of coffee, chocolate, light peppers, chalky. Malty mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with some light pepper heat at the very end. Nice stuff. The peppers take a back seat. Good base stout helps.
Bottle opened on March 5, 2010