chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpump) at Brodies festival, King William IV, Leyton on 8 April 2012. Very dark tawny. Thin beige head. Slightly smoky aroma. Dark bitter chocolate. Not at all sweet. Slightly stewed "groundy" coffee really comes through - sort of Greek/Turkish coffee feel. Chilli is pleasantly subtle - didn’t really pick it out too clearly until it was revealed as the secret ingredient.
cgarvieuk (19761) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cask at Brodies festival ... deep black .. thin tan head ... deep roast ... big pine spicy nose ... big coffee roast ... light bitter chocolate ... dark malts ... very nice and something i cant place. DOH been told its chilli ... the clues in the bloody name ... lovely
Leighton (17228) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at King William IV, London. Pours clear brown with a faint, foamy head. Some potent roasty malts in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with loads of chocolate, roasty malts, dry and earthy coffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish with a light booze note, true coffee character, cocoa, and some dirt. Lasting bittersweet mocha. Quite a robust beer.
madmitch76 (20823) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th April 2012
At the Brewpub. Opaque brown - black beer, little pale tan head. Softish palate. Rich dark malts but not roasty or bitter but there is a spiceyness to it. Sublte coffee and dark chocolate - cream. Not sure is there is secret ingredient here - this comes across like a particularly spicy rye porter. Dry finish with more spice. (After this rating James Brodie revealed that this beer had been brewed with a few chilli peppers).