crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice black body with a quickly fading brown head. Aroma had a nice leather quality up front, decent chocolate malts and some spice to it. Flavor was initially sweet, almost like a dessert. Mild roasted coffee malts and some heat from the chili rounded it out. Some alcohol was present but it pretty much was well hidden. Smooth and creamy body that was easy to drink.
cwill (68) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black pour with a thin head and plenty of lacing. Faint aromas of chocolate and some spice. Taste far exceeds the smell. Chocolate, roasted malts with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and peppers with a bitter sweet finish. Full bodied mouth full with little carbonation. Very nice imperial stout, right up there with Brooklyn chocolate stout
Antzrhere (39) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark redish brown with beige head. Decent carbonation. Not much aroma, some sweet notes but hard to pick up. Taste is chili, vanilla, candy chocolate, roast. End taste is bitter sweet. A little lacking in body and not sure the Mexican style works well here, but hides the ABV well.
Fujimo2000 (110) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black with a slight dark brown lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt. Very thick and oily. Taste is chocolate and spices.
Andrew196 (1476) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass - dark, dark, tan head, quickly vanishes. Aroma of chatted oak, chocolate and some booze. Full and creamy, heavy on chocolate and vanilla, well masked ABV, very flavorful, spicy notes.
likeatrainwreck (482) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a fizzy tan head that sinks away quickly. Quite thin bodied. Nice tingle from the chilli, some vanilla, roasted malts... sweet. Really drinkable and quite light for the ABV. I really enjoyed this.
rosenbergh (10676) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 06/16/16. (Meijer) Kalamazoo, MI.
Oh, I didn’t realize this was 9% Imperial Stout... I thought this was a 5% sweet stout with chocolate. Let’s see. Dark reddish brown... almost black color with a small tan head.
Roasted malt and spices... the spices are dominating... and probably ruining this for me. I’ll give it a chance. The flavor is roasted malt, alcohol, mild chili, spices and chocolate. The spices ain’t ruining this. That’s nice. Not the best, not the worst.
tricksta_p (3623) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, mild chili, cocoa, dark fruits, prunes, plenty of liquorice in the finish, touch of roasty coffee and soy sauce. Flavour is medium sweet and light to moderate bitter with some chili burn in the throat. Flavour is medium to full. A bit heavier on the liquorice than I’d expected. Not top tier Imperial Stout but good, nice vanilla chocolate and subtle chili notes.
andrepintado (2778) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beermerchants. Dark color. Thin brown head. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body. Aroma is high chocolate, roasted, cacao, liquorice, fruit, hops.
AndreasP (125) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice imperial stout with appropriate amount of dosing of vanilla (ideally shouldn’t be noticed), cinnamon and ancho chile, a Mexican pepper. Bitter, roasted and enjoyable.
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan ring. Light carbonation with plenty of lacing. Nice aroma of bittersweet dark chocolate and roasted malts. Medium silky smooth texture. Full mouth feel with descent flavors. Smooth finish with a malty aftertaste. Not harsh or bitter. Hides the alcohol well. Very good but not great.