DuffMan (8316) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015 by kbudd. Inky oily near black pour. Lovely complexity here! Rich chococlate, hearty thick malts, cinnamon, coffee, capsicum. The pepper here is subtle and is just part of the overall beautiful landscape that paints the palate. Delicious.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer overall. Nice chili taste but not too hot on the tongue. My favorite Cigar City beer and one of my favorite chili beers for sure.
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip
Cocolate, vanilla, spiced rum. Dark brown with thin brown head. Chocolate, coffee, soy.
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured real dark and opaque. Coffee aroma and roasted barley. Tan head. Flavor of rich dark malts and all different types of coffee flavors. Full bodied like thick rich espresso. Great grew.
Hammy78 (903) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing hookup by Weezel, thank you sir. I’ve been wanting to give this one a try for some time. Enjoyed it in the backyard with the wife, while watching some fireflies. Pours a thick looking motor oil like colour, deep mocha head that also has oily looking legs, tiny lace spots, but not much. Nose is cinnamon, chilies, vanilla, surprisingly not much roasted malt that I would expect from the colour. It reminds me of my wife’s chocolate chip cookies. Tastes sweet, cinnamon initially, then gives way to a little heat from the chillies and abv, vanilla is a large part of it too, the chocolate flavour is a large part of this beer as well, which I can only assume is from the nibs. That could explain the heat factor as well. There is a fudge flavour as well as some dark fruits that contribute to the awesomeness. It’s thinner than you would expect from the pour. Complex and well rounded. Glad I finally had this bad boy.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger, shared at a tasting, 4/27/15. Dark inky brown, thin fizzy tan head.Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, fruity peppers, vanilla, cinnamon. The taste is cinnamon, vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Medium bodied, lingering roasted malts and a bit of lingering spice.
RRistow12 (503) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted the 2015 bottle. Pours black with a thick beige head. Awesome aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and spices. Taste is equally impressive. Very complex. Flavors of chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, caramel, chiles, dark fruits, toffee. Moderate to heavily sweet with mild bitterness. Syrupy mouthfeel. I'd put it up with Three Floyds Dark Lord as one of the best imperial stouts in the world.
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Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2015, Green Session, Křbenhavn
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, alcohol and leather. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, sweet, roasted, chocolate, coffee, caramel and faint hint of chili. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
VastActiv (4231) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150502. Colour is black with brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, coffee, some licorice and roasted malts. Very enjoyable.
vjohans (561) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
@green cbc 2015
cinnamon, chili, coffee,black, brown head,oily, overly sweet