GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
OK. So the idea of using ancho chiles in a beer really sounds good because...well, anchoís are excellent in cooking. Combine that with the though of chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla...sounds like the makings of a beer with potential.
It was ok, not good, not great. It seemed to really lag in delivering a really great beer, and slightly muddled/lost flavors. The aroma has that dry/powdered chocolate Hershey tin aroma, weak notes of coffee/roast, woody in a tree bark kind of way and some alcohol. The flavor beefs up the interest in the beer with a chocolate/vanilla profile. The ancho chile was REALLY, REALLY buried and I found no cinnamon flavors/aromas anywhere in this beer. Finish was on the astringent side. Far from memorable. Barely average.
Danev76 (113) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious choc aroma. Jet black colour with thick tan head. Nice choc flavour up front with some coffee and a little spicy heat. Med body and carbonation
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harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Itís black with a tan etched surface. Smells of cocoa, cinnamon, graham, some vanilla. Flavor is chocolate with a bit of vanilla, tobacco, leather some breads. Itís really a failure for its ad, but good as a stout. Medium on full bodied and a dry finish. Decent beer, but not what was adverts.
crajun (872) - , Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber aged 10+ months - niiiiice. nice dark pour. aroma was chocolate - not bitter or milk, but chocolate, vegetable, no chili to me. smooth and thicker palate - taste was nice and had several parts - chocolate, light carbonation, mild heat on backend, but you know it is there. niiiice
Ed5388 (1619) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Pours an almost black color with a foamy dark khaki colored head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, and fresh peppers. Taste was identical to the nose with a slight spicy burn on the finish.
Nsanders (394) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Black with a thin tan head. Chocolate, smoked wood, licorice, cinnamon, and the lightest note of peppers. It tastes sort of like the chocolate licorice. Medium body with a foamy feel. Was hoping for more chili flavor.
wisdomsolo (263) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this at a recent tasting. Not a bad stout but didnít taste any of the peppers.
fluffy (1252) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
disappointed how little spice or cinnamon i got with this one. should have been more up front with it.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, baking powder and grass. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, grassy bitterness, and some herbal notes. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. RIch roasty finish. Nice.
laiti (4800) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ home, bottled 22.10.2012
Nice aroma with lots of milk chocolate, some cocoa and coffee. Also some vanilla tones. Flavour has dark chocolate, some non-burning chili and some vanilla after the finish. Also some cocoa powder. Excellent.
tiong (2952) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 22.10.2012 -
Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of vanilla, cocoa, chili and spices. Taste is smooth, sweetish and roasty with loads of chocolate, vanilla, spices and some mild chili. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and chocolatey with notes of vanilla, mild chili and spices. Quite nice, spicy and chocolatey stout with a touch of spices.