AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color with fleeting tan head. Nice milk chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, chili pepper aromas. Light body with average co2. Milk chocolate, cinnamon, medium roast malt flavors-not much chili flavor--a bit thin as well---a bit weak
Sikash (207) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured form a 12 ounce bottle into a whisky glass. Pours a nice dark color with a tan foamy head that doesnít lat too long. Aroma is a nice dry chocolate aroma with a touch of vanilla and fruits. Flavor is initially bitter chocolate that continues on through with definite notes roasted malt and vanilla. It has a nice dry bitter chocolate finish with hints of the warming alcohol at the very end. The mouthfeel is full and decent carbonation. Overall a great beer. Would drink again.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A brownish black appearance with a tan head. Aroma contains some chocolate, coffee, and some pepper notes. The flavor is a bit sour with dark fruits, caramel, cinammon, and a hint of hot spice. The aftertaste is both sweet and spicy. Overall its a pretty good spiced beer.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown black and oily with a tight frothy khaki head that rests to a film and collar. Aroma has a mix of faded peppers and hops with a heavy dose of roasted malt coffee and chocolate. Taste is silky and dry roasted malt chocolate coffee and a noticeable gentle heat from the peppers and bitterness that fades. Palate is full chalky and smooth with a drying finish. Really solid and enjoyable, even if peppers in beer ainít my thing.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark nearly opaque pour w/ a tall thick light brown head that breaks into a soapy big bubbled head. Aroma is heavily spiced, some light chocolates behind that, but the spices I canít really pick apart maybe a touch of cinnamon and corriander. Full well coated palate a touch fluffy. Flavor is a well roasted lightly chocolaty malt. A light mixed spice in the swallow, hints of vanilla, and a touch of lactose. Easy to drink and quite delicious.
aguyintx66 (89) - Nixa, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, pepper, with a hint of citrus. Has a light chocolate flavor with a light bitter finish.
Chalsk (962) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a roasted black coffee color with an off white soapy head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and earthiness with a peppery hint and some citrus mixed in. Light, sweet start with a hop layer, a pepper hit, and nice roasty chocolate notes. Some citrus lingers. Medium creamy feel. Tasty.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a tannish brown head. Roasty malt, cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, and coffee. Smooth and trailing finish. Very nice, full, and satisfying.
DuffMan (5780) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown, medium brown head, scant lace. Aroma is very chocolatey, also some coffee with vegetal nuances. Chocolate is the main flavour here too, not much cinnamon, but quite a bit of vanilla. Just enough peppery heat in the finish to draw your attention without creating a burn or imbalance. Thinner in the body than I expected, but that may be influenced by the iStout we shared before this one (MUCH bigger body, greater complexity). Still yummy though.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate/chocolate liqueur, some vanilla, light cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, milk/bittersweet chocolate, some vanilla, light cinnamon, pepper. Medium body, fairly smooth.