adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with friends, courtesy of doodler. Muchas gracias, Scott! Black appearance with a small dark brown head. Toffee, somewhat peppery spicy, vanilla, dark chocolate, light whiskey aroma. Deep chocolate, rich caramel, chocolate spicy, vanilla, toffee/whiskey flavor with more pepper spiciness on the finish.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks GT! Uber black pour with a thick rich brown head. Earthy chocolate cocoa nib and caramel toffee lead to chilli and bakers chocolate. Excellent barreling on this one. Super thick and rich with great carbonation.
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with thick tan head. Sticky lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, toffee, espresso, vanilla, coconut, small amount of whiskey. Whiskey flavor is balanced and not overpowering. Flavor follows nose with thick, chewy palate. Leaves a nice sweet and slightly bitter film on the tongue. Canít say enough about it.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks GT!! Nose holds spicy pepper, chocolate, barrely burn, wood, and boozy aggression. Touch of chili pepper, bitter cocoa, espresso, dry roast, and beautiful oaky whiskey presence. So delicious.
_angst_ (2086) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 750 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours oily pitch black with a fizzy very dark chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, vanilla, high quality dark chocolate, cinnamon, dark roast coffee, bourbon, burnt wood, roasted coconut, vanilla, cocoa powder, red chilis, toffee, nougat, tar, brown sugar and alcohol.†Taste is intense, sweet and very tiny sour with roasted malts, roasted coconut, high quality dark chocolate, resinous wood, smoked chili, bourbon, nougat, earthy tobacco, brown sugar, dark roast coffee, tar, alcohol, vanilla and hints of pine and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is intense, creamy, boozy, tiny tart and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder, earthy tobacco, bourbon, roasted nuts, nougat and vanilla. A tad bit too boozy compared to regular Hunahpu.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle via trade. Our tasting group really did a great job landing this one and the others in the series. This one looks just like the others- opaque, deep, dark brown with a small brown head that settles into a ring. The aroma is the smoothest of the bunch, and the most subtle- whiskey, oak, molasses, toasted brown sugar, vanilla, and coconut. The chili pepper just barely peeks through. The flavor is just as smooth and hits the same notes, but not quite with the same richness- chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, mild roast, and maybe more pepper than the nose. Full-bodied, probably bigger than any of the others on the palate, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. I liked this more than the other guys did, and would put it up with the Bourbon, Brandy, and regular Hunahpuís.
Aniela (2230) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sštila 2012-07-07. Black beer with a brown head. Dark cocolate, vanilla, figs, whiskey, mint aroma and flavour. Lovley beer :-)
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75cl, at TFODRBSG 2012. A black one, topped by a finger-thick dark tan head. Some lacings. Oily pour. Lots of dark chocolate and wonderful coffee on the nose. Roasted malts, alcohol, a touch of prunes and raisins, as well as a pleasant but intense boozyness. A bit heavy on the booze, itís really warming on the palate, full-bodied, oily and smooth. Quite hop bitter, both initially and in the end. The flavor has loads of dark chocolate, mocha, some boozyness resembling chili, and a touch of dried fruits. Really, really lasting finish with dark chocolate, roasted notes and some coffee. And bitterness. Superb and wonderful. 120818
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, shared by Mikem409. Black, black color. Good dark brown / red thin bubbly head. Dots of lace everywhere. Great nose: chocolate syrup, vanilla, spice, wood. Good chocolate vanilla spice liqueur flavor. Great chewy, big body. Light carbonation. Good long light smoke wood whiskey dark bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Delicious. Freakiní great.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours oily black with a slight, filmy brown head. Lots of burnt wood in the nose, some dry cocoa. Big sweet flavor, marshmallows, cherries, dark fruits, raisins, subtle roast, chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly chewy. Warming finish, lots of burnt malts, dark chocolate, ripe dark fruits. Delicious.