kramer (4354) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a flat black body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is roasty with lots of chocolate and a light hint of chili pepper over a bit of alcohol. The chili pepper and cinnamon are pretty minimal up front, masked by the heavy chocolate and sweet caramel malt base. Some light spiciness from the chilies on the finish enhanced by a slight alcohol burn. Sweet throughout with lots of burnt caramel and bitter chocolate notes. Full bodied and rather chewy with a heavy cling to the finish, soft fizzy carbonation level. Pretty nice beer, reminds me a bit of Cigar City Hunahpu a little bit, just not quite as big.
mcox90 (1373) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Mass Brewers Fest @ Julioís Liquors. Poured black with a creamy tan head. Sticky. Enticing milk chocolate, caramel, brown sugar aroma. All the above is represented in the flavor, but after the first couple of sips you get a warming sensation from the ancho chillies. Full bodied with a little bit of heat. Nice!.
Beersiveknown (2116) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at brum beer fest from Alesela
HAzy ruby, tinged brown, beige lacing, chocolate and kola cube, coffee on the nose. Coccoa powder, sweet, dry, chipotle, slight chili bite on finish, doesnít taste its strength.
Errl (1095) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle..Pour is dark brown with a thin head..Nose is chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, ancho, spices..Taste is spice, chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, bold, earth, heat
LinusStick (2699) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice imperial stout. Aroma was good. All chocolate. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger light tan head. Taste was a little disappointing. If I hadnít read the commercial description and saw there was chile and cinnamon in there, I wouldíve been fine. The flavors were good without those; strong chocolate and vanilla flavors made a nice sweet combination, but not cloying. Not much else going on. Not a hint of pepper or cinnamon. Nice carbonation rounds the beer out.
RichTheVillan (1624) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Beersiveknown cheers Steve; black pour with a brown head, chocolate aroma, quite sweet sticky mouthfeel, chocolate taste with roasted malts, the secondary flavours only come through very weakly, the chilli dominates.
mikesaum (522) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, pours black almost no head, thin and tan. Aroma is mostly chocolate with vanilla notes. Taste is mostly chocolate and anise, some vanilla, pepper doesnít stand out. thin body. disappointed.
fitwitchik (98) - USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought from Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido suggested by Jim.
Poured into a pint glass a deep dark brown with minimal tan head.
Aroma of spicy roasted chocolate & a bit of slight booze.
Taste of deep dark fruits & chocolate, some vanilla, a touch of cinnamon. faint flavor of chile
Dang overall this is great stout & one I would easily again! Clown Shoes got this brew so right.
doublebock (487) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Chocolate and roasted malt
Appearance: Black with thin layer of tan head
Taste: Chewy and smooth with rich chocolate, coffee and tobacco. Picking up the some of cinnamon on the finish
Overall: Itís hard not to like the combo of cinnamon, chocolate and creamy stout. Would have like to taste some more of the chile.
Barreras (746) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brown color with a roasted nut aroma. Taste is of roasted malt with a distinct hint of chile. A mild coffee flavor on the palate after the swallow. The chocolate flavor dissipates quickly. I love the clown on the bottle and this beer is a good representation of an Imperial Stout.