Bacterial (1555) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour from a bomber, slight tan head. Spicy chocolate nose - very nice! Rum, sugar, subtle pepper heat that mixes with the alcohol. Really nice!
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my Old Raspy nonik glass: Pours nearly black with a lasting but small frothy beige head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of chipotle and ancho peppers, bittersweet chocolate and caramel, roast and bready malts with a dash of coffee, vanilla, oak and bourbon, VERY VERY INVITING! Lovely chocolate and roast notes greets the palate followed by mild dark fruit and caramel before the chilies come aboot and play. Dusty dry finish just as it should be. Unlike the muddled and over-hopped Chocolate Sombrano, this beer is much more fully integrated and complex. Mikey Likey!
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big chocolate nose. Taste has alot going on. Chocolate, wood, vanilla, spices. The chili peppers add a great twist but are nice and subtle. Finish is bittersweet. Really nice
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted, molasses and dark chocolate, moderate resin for the hops, earth for the yeast, with background notes of charcoal, dried peppers and alcohol. Head is average size, frothy, light brown with good lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear dark brown. Flavor starts heavily sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes moderately bittersweet and acidic. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a heavily alcoholic finish. Its a little harsh on the palate with the alcohol content, so I didn’t like it as much as their other Imperial Stouts. It does go well with fresh out of the oven banana bread.
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a deep black with very little head. Definite chocolate aroma with some alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel. There is a slight heat from the bourbon but it isn’t overpowering. This will probably be great in a few months.
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber from Total Wine. The taste one this one was great - pretty earthy overall. The smell was pretty much peppers, bourbon and oak. Dry cocoa and peppers give off a porter-esque flavor while sweet chocolate and weak bourbon notes balance out the taste. Undertones of oak, spicy peppers and molasses make for a great brew.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of light bourbon, wood, some pepper, roast, and chocolate. Tastes of pepper, wood, chocolate, roast, and earthy. Peppers there in the tastes with some heat but not overpowering. Bourbon side very subtle and almost non-existent.
budznsudz (557) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, toasted grain, bourbon, and a touch of spicy heat. Tastes very balanced with chocolate, grain, wood, bourbon, and sweet cereal. Medium to thick mouth feel with a silky touch on the palate. All of this is tied together beautifully with the peppers on the long smooth finish.
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown in color with a slight off-white/tan colored head. Spiced (cinnamon) boozey chocolatey aroma. Sweet roasty chocolatey with defined alcohol warmth and a touch of heat. Quite smooth.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a smooth stout. Nice bourbon notes adds some hints of vanilla and cloves. The chilies add a subtle but complex interesting tastes. Loved it.