Panzuriel (1508) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Inky black brown with a fine head of tan bubbles. Nose is dark roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is smooth dark chocolate and just a hint of hot pepper.
arnold931 (926) - Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with very little head. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Some chile spice in the taste. Good.
revoltingblob (4) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from bottle. Small head with no lacing.
Nose is malt, chocolate, roasted coffee, some sweetness, mocha, some other muddley stuff.
Palate is more roasty, chocolate coffee stuff with mocha and some light underlying spices.
Mouthfeel is smooth, light, velvety bits with some light oxidation on the end. Light carbonation.
CapFlu (4857) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mall brown head atop a black body. Nose is alcoholic and boozy. Flavour is mildly spiced, roasted malt, cocoa and vanilla. Tasty. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights.
lupegilb (1) - burbank, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Random bottle pick up. Coffee/chocolate aroma. The anchos go really well with the chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla. Not bad for the ABV. Overall pleasantly surprised for how random of a find this is.
solidfunk (5665) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better than the unidragon and almost as good as the undead. Creamy consistency. Good balance. Roast, coffee and dark chocolate in equal proportions. Lots of flavor here. Tap at Churchkey.
MadRobin (2437) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Opaque, black-brown with a thin brown head and a fairly full, but thin, layer of lacing.
Aroma of dark chocolate nibs, roasted malt, berries, molasses and a anchos.
Taste of chocolate nibs, roasted malt, mild jalapeños and bittersweet chocolate.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
A fine imperial stout with just enough hot pepper taste a add interest rates without playing a leading role.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kevinsenn (1561) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jane?s Beer Store, Mountain View. Big chocolate roasty aroma. Huge dark fruit and molasses flavour. Less spice than expected. Bitter finish.
Niksko (518) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a fluffy, creamy tan head. Nose is definitely some coffee, some sweet, fruity chilli notes, a subtle bit of vanilla. I donít get the cinnamon on the nose. Flavor is caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, almost orange. Thereís just the barest suggestion of heat from the chilli, but itís definitely left a fruitiness with the spice coming in just at the tail end of the palate. Really rich and velvety smooth mouthfeel, heavy body. Pretty tasty, lovely use of the chilli.
rumproasts (4234) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Near black with small head. Big chocolate malt. Light heat from the pepper. A bit of vanilla and spice. Just a tad boozy, but not bad for the ABV.