dwyerpg (4629) - 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.
high_on_hops (650) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a small brown head and lacing. It has a new nice aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, and some spice. It has a flavor of chocolate and spices up front with a spicy backbone and finding over a heavy body.
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arn8897 (30) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep bron to black with a medium kahki head. Aromas of chocolate, chili pepper sweetness, and vanilla. Medium body with a smooth silky mouth feel. Taste of chocolate and vanilla. Very tastey with no chili or alcohol heat.would definetly drink again.
PhilJackson80 (353) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 11/15/14. Beer from Total Wine Lewisville, TX. Pours to a deep black color with almost no head. The aroma has notes of peppers, chocolate & cinnamon. The flavor is similar to the aroma with a thin body & some dark fruit & chili spice on the finish that lingers. The body was too thin for me & the flavors just didn't meld together as well as some other chocolate stouts I've had.
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allmyvinyl (3959) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla. Taste is sweet, cakey, light chilli kick. Finishes sticky sweet, but good.
BenH (2445) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate cake, the kind that my mum used to make. Taste of chocolate, slightly roasty, dark fruit, molasses. Slightly sweet.
cgarvieuk (14960) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black.. thick tan head ... soft chili ... soft roast ... soft spice .. soft chocolate ... dark malt nose ... soft swet roast ...dark malts .. soft funk ... dark roast ... dark chocolate ,.. dark fruits .. dark malts ... dark roast ... dark sweet chocolatee .... dark malts .. nice soft roast ..
jhamp9 (1105) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black with a thin khaki head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and faint chili. Taste is chocolate, char, chili, and light cinnamon. Full sticky body.
Nuffield (3711) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Good dark color, some soft expressions on the palate with a little froth, but significant depth and layering in the flavors, giving both the chocolate and the hint of spices--but still, not especially spicy. Or maybe I just couldnít tell because I had this while at a church chili cookoff and there was a lot of spice going on in the chili. Doesnít feel like 9%abv. Bottle.
Leini (888) - SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at a local tasting event. Dark brown body with a medium head. Chocolate, cocoa and various spices. Quite nice, but maybe a bit thin on the palate.
DialSquare (2844) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: black pour, ring tan head. aroma of vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon. tastes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, background pepper - but not hot , vanilla, spices. good sipper. 7.4