markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Cajun Cafe Fall Beer Fest 2011. Pours a typical porter brown with a an off-tan head. Nose is chocolate, roast, some slight spiciness, and some sweet coffee. Flavor starts off with cocoa, dark and milk chocolates, and a hint of roast and the ka-pow!.. hello cayenne pepper! It barges into the show and demands center stage like a drunken best man insisting on making a toast. Then you are worried if the best man is going to reveal all of those drunken stunts you pulled on that one weekend, but then winds up being a very touching speech. While I was worried if the pepper would overpower anything, it seems to work with this combination, although minutes later, my throat was still feeling the pepper. Nice, well-done porter.
PaulUnwin (86) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looked a great Porter in my snifter, and the aroma was of coffee and chocolate with a hint of pepper, which disguised what was going to happen next. The taste was again a complex choc and Coffee and then HOT cayenne pepper, I love spice but had never tasted a beer with such a hot aftertaste, unusual beer, nice to taste but definately not a session beer!!
burg326 (3885) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured at Cigar City, a dark brown with aromas of chocolate, malt and pepper. Flavor first hits you with a chocolate, sweet flavor at first, and as the beer lingers on the palate, the cayenne pepper smacks you in the face. The hotness of the pepper gets hotter as the beer sits, and ruined my taste buds after.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep deep brown. Nose is sweet malts with a hint of spice. Flavor is sweet at first, with earthy tones then BAM it hits you in the back of the throat! HOT cayenne pepper. Jarring at first, but quickly fades. interesting beer.