dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is definitely dominated by the chile, not the chocolate. The flavor has both. And itís a pretty even battle. Yet, for once, I think I like the chile. The chocolate is very smooth, itís the chile that provides th e graininess.
wilnatp (639) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes are a bit light on this one, but I know that it was good. Not one I need to buy again though.
BuckeyeBoy (3609) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a almost brown head. Nose is roast malts chocolate cinnamon coffee some peppers. Taste is more of the rich chocolate sweetness cocoa beans cinnamon and the light pepper touch.
sfontain (845) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into tall tulip. Dark cola color but nearly syrupy; you can tell from the poor that itís going to be an oily, smooth beer. Nutty, chocolate, barely roasty, caramel, malt, lots of vanilla. Lots of smooth carbonation; medium to full mouthfeel. I didnít notice the chile whatsoever, but I wasnít really looking for it. Pretty good methinks.
varanid99 (684) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with thin tan head. Malty, chocolate,a little espresso on the nose. Taste is chocolate straight up, roasty, some spice and vanilla. Chilli bite is very mild but comes through more at the end.
Savage_Night (114) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a khaki/brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, earthy, clove, soy sauce, smoke, woody, vanilla, spice, light cinnamon and hop bitterness. TASTE: dark malt, chocolate, coffee, roasty, earthy, alcohol, clove, soy sauce, smoke, vanilla, woody, spice, hop bitterness and cinnamon. AFTER TASTE: dark malt, bitterness, spice and light cinnamon with a slightly thick finish and a light alcohol warmth.
ryanhunter_4 (107) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle poured at my brotherís in Methuen, MA. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a brownish head. Smells slightly of chocolate and spices. Definitely a touch of cinnamon. I was disappointed with this beer; the chile taste didnít work for me although the finish was more typical of a stout. For me it was barely drinkable. Too bad...I was really excited to try this.
Panzuriel (1427) - 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 (849) - 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 (4779) - 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.