BroadestTom (386) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma chocolate, coffee, vanilla, woody,
Appearance black, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness, heavy sweetness,
Palate medium body, thin feel,
Overall a very smooth barrel aged beer. It is a little on the thin side for me. The heat from the chillies is slight but after I stopped drinking I would feel some heat on my tongue. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
Iphonephan (6204) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Aroma of dusty cocoa. Favors of chocolate and chili with big bourbon notes. Very nice blending of some strong flavors. Smooth, bitter roast finish.
jcartamdg (3099) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thin black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roast, vanilla. Taste follows with peppers in the finish with a hint of bourbon and oak. Very nice but a bit thin
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bottled on 03/04/16. Black bodied with a short tan head. Aroma is boozy with vanilla, molasses, caramel and some toasted coconut. Taste is peppery spices, Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, sweet malt, roasted malt, chocolate and soft toasted coconut. Body is medium-full with a strong, bubbly carbonation and warming finish. Ends with more Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, spices, pepper notes, caramel, sweet malt, molasses and light coconut.
obguthr (5652) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bourbon, oak, coconut, and fudge nose. Clear brown, thick beige head, abundant glass coating. Bourbon, oak, prune, some chocolate hints. Vanilla and peppermint also present. Full body, soft carbonation, alcohol obvious. Tons of complexity, very boozy. Oddly, no chilies detected heat or otherwise. Much more of a bourbon bomb.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark unclear blackish with a darker beige head. Aroma brings some vanilla and straight bourbon smooth in the nose. Flavors bring big bourbon as well with some chocolate and light chile spice on the backend.
puboflyons (3101) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2016 batch. From the 650 ml. bottle. Black as night pour with a lingering tan head. The aroma brings out chocolate, dark sweet malts, raisin, and black licorice with a a touch of booze from the Bourbon Barrel aging I expect. No hot spice character as I anticipated. Bold, creamy body. The taste is sweet malts, chocolate, and black licorice but the hot Mexican spice characters are subtle and downplayed. They do show up but they do not overwhelm. An excellent beer.
Thisis12ptfont (1107) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of chocolate, cigar smoke, barrel wood, bourbon, cocoa, oak, charred dark malts, raisins, plums, cinnamon, toffee, prune juice and subtle chile heat. Pours pitch black with a very slim brown rim and moderate lacing. Taste brings smooth as silk chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, cinnamon, spices and fudge upfront. Mid palate offers toffee, oak, bourbon, vanilla, barrel wood, raisins and plums. Finishes earthy and chocolate filled with residual bourbon, cinnamon and spice. Noticeable char and burnt campfire ash present among the palate as well. Overall, a very fine treat with lots of complexity. Much chocolate, cinnamon and spice define this beer yet, vanilla is slightly subdued. A rating.
kayres (821) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thin tan head. Smooth chocolaty aroma. Big malty flavor with lots of chocolaty milky smooth huge body.
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Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, licorice, & some bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, hops, licorice, and some spice/peppers; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Very good!