Gachupines (1185) - USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thick brown head. Aroma is chocolate with a noticeable strong alcohol scent. Flavor is strong, slightly spiced chocolate. Rich, but a little overly sticky sweet in the finish. Overall, fairly strong and the subtle spice is a nice touch.
Turboninja (349) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@home, from Whole Foods, Cleveland, USA. Medium aroma with chocolate, vanilla and licorice. A hint of chili on the background? Pitch black/brown color with small/minimal light beige head. Medium taste with licorice, vanilla and chocolate. A hint of spices but averagely balancing hinders the taste. Wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with vanilla and some roasted malts. Medium body with low/medium carbonation. Overall, somewhat lame and confused performer, though thereís a try.
FROMTHEBOTTLE (61) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pour very dark with medium amount of head. Interesting combination of flavors. Chocolate (cake) and chilly. Vanilla and cocoa combined with cinnamon. Not sure I have ever used soy sauce as a deScriptor for a beer, but thatís what came to mind. 9%abv is well hidden. More than a few would defiantly catch up too you. Another fine brew from the Clowns.
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home ... It pours pitch black with a medium light tan head... Coffee, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, nuts, cinnamon... very nice ...
zvsn (1287) - ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Stas & Max. Deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, cocoa and vanilla. Sweet like chocolate cake, flavors of chocolate, cocoa, nuts, cinnamon, chili. Medium-bodied, oily and smooth. Good one.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I know this is an impy stout, but I felt it was a bit too malty (in a malto dextrin sort of way) and cloying, and I thought the chile and cinnamon additions were a bit too faint -- but I should say, as the beer warmed, and the more I drank, the more those notes surfaced. Chocolate notes were pleasant, albeit one dimensional. 9% alcohol was hidden really well -- dangerously well, in fact. Maltiness factor was high, though the sweetness factor was curiously low ... and I felt myself craving a more complex sweetness, which would do a lot to amplify the chocolate. Nitpicking aside, itís a decent beer.
hershiser2 (1689) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wine Warehouse.
Black and thick with a dark brown head.
Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, green pepper, cinnamon.
Taste is chocolate, molasses, light vanilla, a bit of green pepper, cinnamon.
rayaron (1059) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stasís place. Thanks Stas & Max. Opaque brown with small brown head. The aroma has lots of chocolate, wood, vanilla, soy sauce and cinnamon. Sweet-sour flavor with notes of chocolate, wood, hint of chilli, vanilla and cinnamon. Medium to full-bodied. Very nice.
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stasís place. Thanks Stas & Max. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, a bit of vanilla, a bit of chili. Roasty flavor with chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, and a light spicy chili touch in the finish. Full-bodied. Very nice.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a khaki head. sweet chocolate and slight heat from the chili.
fiulijn (17468) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Jakeís Liquor Store, Port Moody, BC
Jet black color with generous compact brown head. Very nice chocolate aroma, with just a pinch of spices, and a touch of caramel and old wood. Sweet but lean mouthfeel; the chocolate flavor is stronger than some roasted malt; there is a touch of liquorice and an impression of chili pepper; the flavor is fresh; the final is just a bit more boring.
Easily drinkable. Excellent.