ghendrix (148) - Cardiff, WALES - APR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with small beige head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, light berry fruit, only a hint of fruity chili spice, vanilla is there. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet, very light spice. Medium body, mouthfeel is a tad coacoa powder but otherwise soft and smooth. From the recipe I was hoping for a more powerful flavour budget, like the BrewDog Dog X brews, but not to be. Still enjoyable though.
katrinaez (1438) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Felt underwhelmed by this one. Had in 12 oz bottle, maybe that?s why. Also had a coffee stout before it so perhaps my senses were dulled by it. Not sure, but it seemed flat and bitter with only the cocoa powder taste and no sweet added. I could be wood as there are some great ratings. I would try again. Bottle
Christpuncher (2833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
strong chocolate and roasted malt flavor to start with a bitter chocolatey finish on this one. smells like chocolate. Had a bottle pour at home. one of th ebetter clown shoes beers i have had. pours black with a tan head.
Jdoc9022 (10) - Short Hills, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome balance of chocolate and roasted malts. Low hops what I like. Alcohol high but not over powering in the beer.
lawman834 (267) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark coffee colored. Unfortunately, no head to speak of. Mouthfeel is a bit flat. Now, Iím done complaining, because the beer tastes great! Bittersweet chocolate with slight coffee notes, a hint of vanilla and a slight peppery spiciness. A delicious balanced chocolate stout that isnít too sweet. The spiciness adds an interesting dimension. It was also priced competitively, so I will be adding this one to the rotation.
samsmith33 (772) - - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mucho chocolate.
Appearance is Dark black. Small head.
Taste is bitter chocolate, nice, not too sweet. Some toasted barley.
Feel. A bit flat.
A nice beer. Not amazing, but nice.
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with moderate tan head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, piney hops, and spice. Flavors of chocolate, creamy coffee, light vanilla, and some hard to place spices. A little heat from the peppers but not distracting. I think this one has aged a bit... Great stuff.
demannu (379) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid representation of a mexican hot chocolate. Nice aroma. Chocolately sweet with some spices. Spiced hot chocolate flavor. Would have liked to have felt some heat. Overall enjoyable.
TheJestersBeer (2392) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle @ home.
Pours very dark brown, with a beige head.
Roasted, spicy aroma, chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla, coffee, licorice, caramel, ash.
Off-dry, full bodied, mid bitterness, balanced CO2.
Spicy, roasted taste, chocolate, chili, cinnamon, caramel, hops, vanilla, faint smoke, ash.
Well balanced, even though I would have preferred the flavouring elements to be a little more prominent. (2015-03-08)
thedm (5797) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy dark tan colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a opaque dark black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt chocolate and dark malt. The sharp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a strong vinous aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt mild medicinal cloves vinous mild spice toasted malt burnt malt chocolate brown malt crisp and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.