Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl Bottle. Thanks to Hallinghansen. Pours black with a creamy brown head on top. Roast, charcoal, black pepper, soy and dark fruit. Chewy, creamy and smooth. Truly nice!
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 Bottle thanks to bigmmartin. Pours a nice rich black with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet malts with notes of oatmeal, cinnamon, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and roasted malts. Palate is smooth and lightly carbonated. Flavor really brings out an oatmeal. As it warmed, I picked up on peppers as well? Pretty damn good.
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to bigmmartin. Amazing beer, complex and very well done. Wonderful nose of dark chocolate, spices, and vanilla. Flavor is the same, little bit of burnt/smoky/roastedness in there that really sets the tongue off. Full bodied and creamy, probably partially due to the mild carbonation, with a spicy/peppery finish.
JRock72 (605) - - MAY 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Dark Lord Day. Thanks for the share. Poured dark black with small head that retained. Some spicyness with cocoa, vanilla mixed in with roasty malts. Overall really good stout.
undsioux7 (870) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Dalzale. Pours jet black with a nice mocha head. Aroma of burnt malts,coffee, a touch of hops and spice. Taste is the same with a nice smokiness and a little bit of heat from the peppers.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and black with a nice brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla and you get a little hint of peppers. Has a sweet taste with hints of vanilla, peppers and dark chocolate. Also a bit of coffee in there. overall a great beer.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Northernbrews. Pours a beautiful black, with a nice brown head. Aroma is dominated by the chili peppers. Body is thick, and full. Flavor is also dominated by the peppers. Lingering pepper finish.
gregthekeg14 (49) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011 bottle. hops, coffee, chocolate. dark pour with a tan head. coffe caramel chocolate peppers. great body and heat
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2012 750 ml bottle courtesy of RaffyS. Thanks. 2012 Vintage. Pours a pitch black with dark tan chocolate head that has good retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is rich decadent chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, light coffee, and a bit of chilies. Quite nice. The taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, a bit of coffee, and some smoked chilies. The finish has a light bitterness and leaves a little bit of lingering heat from the peppers and a bit of roastiness. Full, creamy body with low carbonation. Great beer. It’s definitely on the sweet side, which I usually don’t enjoy, but it works here. All the flavors come together quite nicely. It also might have one of the best mouthfeels out of any beer.
750 ml bottle courtesy of J2Brew2. Thanks Joe. 2011 release. Pours a pitch black with a dark tan head. Possibly the darkest beer I’ve ever seen. Barely any light gets through even at the edges. Also the darkest head that I have seen. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is huge vanilla and dark chocolate as well as a little bit of cinnamon. Phenomenal. The initial taste is sweet with vanilla, dark chocolate, and some cinnamon. A light smokiness and a hint of the pepper comes through in the mid palate. The finish is very smooth with little trace of the alcohol coming through. A bit of pepper heat comes through after swallowing. Quite pleasant. A big, full bodied beer. Creamy mouthfeel. Not syrupy a bit. Medium-low carbonation Pretty much everything I could ask for in a beer. This is certainly one of the best beers that I have had.
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My 100th cigar city rating! Pours a perfect jet black with a great brown head. Nose is good sweet vanilla, ancho chillies. Milk chocolate. Taste is good vanilla milk chocolate, faint chillies. Brown sugar. Palate is awesome, perfectly balanced. Nice heat. A pretty great beer but better on tap.