LilBeerDoctor (3437) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, charred malt, and a hint of chocolate malts. Flavor of roasted malt, vanilla, with some chiles and heat in the finish. A bit more subtle than I was expecting but pretty good nonetheless.
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor was similar, somewhat bland impy with no chili or vanilla character at all.
Grumbo (549) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at BrewDog, Bristol. Pours almost black with a small off white head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, cinnamon, spice and vanilla. Medium sweetness, full body, slick texture, soft carbonation.
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 10, 2014 - bottle from AV3. Dark pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was roasted malt, chocolate and cinnamon. Taste was consistent with aroma, but strong with the cinnamon and mild vanilla in the finish that was a bit dry.
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, roasted malts, and some peppers in the aftertaste. Medium bodied.
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour opaque dark brown to black with thick tan head. Nose roast, dark chocolate, possible cinnamon, dark fruit. Taste dark roast up front, pepper shows up early and late. Spice in early palate. Chocolate and coffee mid palate. Some big sweetness Late. Roasty finish.
RedSox2004 (1229) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque pitch black with minimal head and lace, but a nice film on top. Chocolates dominate the aroma, accompanied by coffee, vanilla, and peppers. Taste is mostly rich creamy dark chocolate sweetness with a touch of bittersweet baking chocolate, coffee and pepper. Full body, creamy texture, no carbonation, warming alcohol and a pleasantly sweet finish.
ROBC3366 (600) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt, earthy hops, Chipotle peppers, cinnamon and dates. Flavor dark malt dominant with dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, spices, chocolate and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
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Christopsy (101) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at BrewDog Dundee. Pours almost black with a nice frothy head. Smells of chocolate, cinnamon, and a wee hint of vanilla. The dark chocolate malts and chocolate come through first thing. The vanilla sneaks in there and finishes with the cinnamon kick. Couldn’t really taste the chiles, but an excellent beer!
Andrus86 (19) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOTTLE. Poured nice thick & black with a BIG tan head. Got the cinnamon & vanilla on the nose but an explosion of flavours in the mouth. I felt each mouthful was different, but the vanilla seemed to come through the most. It finished with a slight spicy creamy finish.
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Philym (976) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger thick tan head.
Aroma: Vegetal, cinnamon, note of vanilla, fruit cake, roast malts, light treacle and light liquorice.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, low bitter and sourness.
Palate: Medium thick grainy texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering quite dry, malty, spicy, fruity, treacle/liquorice finish with gentle heat from the chili.
Comments: Very good.