Rasmus40 (12345) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC. Vintage 2012. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is is quite sweet and rather biter.Dry and rather bitter finish. Smooth. 030513
bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chilies, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor of licorice, roasted malt, chocolate, earth, anise, cinnamon, caramel, and chilies.
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Quite an ominous pour from the bottle. Viscous and black, creating a sturdy mocha head in the glass.
S: I was worried that the chili peppers would overwhelm the beer, but they provide only a subtle spice to the beer which works nicely with the sweet components. Chocolate and vanilla, along with caramel and roasted malts complete the nose.
T: A much more balanced flavor than the BA version offers. An inviting sweetness up-front of chocolate and vanilla, followed by a touch of bitterness and spice (chili and cinnamon) on the back end.
M: A very thick and chewy feel on the tongue. The carbonation is minimal, as it should be and just helps to enhance the creaminess.
D: The alcohol is nowhere to be found, but this one does pack quite the punch. A fantastic stout and one of the first CCB beers I’ve been really impressed by.
rlgk (11941) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Pitch black beer with a nice dark brown head. Mint aroma, chocolate, roasted, milky, cocoa, tar, dark chocolate, vanilla, nutty notes, some hops, soot, figs, raisins, dades. Mint and chocolate flavor, roasted, cocoa, figs, raisins, tar notes, full bodied, with hops balancing. Finish is mint, chocolate, cocoa, figs and milk notes.
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Medium brown head that mostly dissipates atop a motor oil black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, rich cocoa, some vanilla, cinnamon, chili pepper. Taste is sweet, cocoa, dark chocolate, some chili pepper, light vanilla. The chili burn is noticeable, and while it builds slightly in intensity, it never overpowers. Sticky full body.
bhensonb (11816) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from ericandersnavy. Pours very dark black/brown with a small fine bubbly dark tan/brown head. Aroma is very chili/veg over smooth burnt malt. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor shifts between burnt malt, chocolate and mild chile heat. B\ody seems to thicken with time. Vanilla comes out. My scalp sweats from capsaiscin. Pretty good stuff.
chrisv10 (11813) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ CBC. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, thick, little liquorice, hop, medium sweet and medium bitter.
Koelschtrinker (11537) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schokoladig malziger Antrunk mit an Weihnachten erinnernde Aromen. Leicht dunkel fruchtig, minimale Schärfe. Vollmundig, auch im Nachgeschmack weiterhin sehr malzig. 11/13/12/13/12/13
Christian (11398) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a small light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, green peppers and chili. A vegetable and pepper note dominates the flavour, along with cloying sweet malts.
Tmoney99 (11377) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from daknole shared by alexsdad06. Poured a reddish black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and spice aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark bittersweet and small pepper bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is another standout beer.