anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Sir John Oldcastle (JDW), Farringdon EC1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chili and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty spicy chili and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy hot chili finish with hints of chocolate.
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Railway, Putney. Pitch black, no real head. Aroma is coffee, chili spice. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light malts, treacle, hot chili spice, peppery, long chili finish. Nice warming level of spice.
mR_fr0g (5394) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the moon under water Watford. Dark reddy brown / black coloured pour with a steadfast creamy tan head. Aroma is dark cocoa powder, dry roasted coffee, musty, sweet lactose. Flavour is composed of milky choc, roasted barley, smooth cream and then the heat kicks in, tingling on the lips and warming the back of the throat. Palate is full and milky, smooth, nitro feel. A little lactose sweetness. Lingering choc and earhy pepper. I like that this has a good chilli kick to it, but still has a good balance. Chilli choc works pretty well.
Theydon_Bois (12731) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Kings Arms, Waterloo, 20/01/15.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is chilli spice, green pepper, chocolate, charred notes.
Taste comprises quite a chilli kick, dark malt, dark chocolate, spice, earthy, molasses.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, chilli burn in the close.
Pretty big chilli kick but overall a good balance, definately enough spice to tip away from porter as a style on this one!
BeerViking (3170) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Magpie, near black with a tan head, nose is cocoa, a little forest fruit, and something vegetal. The chilli cuts in really fast, and without a balancing creaminess, although cocoa and fruit are still perceptible through the burn.
evergreen0199 (2391) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at London Drinker festival 2014, Kings Cross, London. A dark brown ruby coloured pour with virtually no head. Chocolate, chilli aroma. Tastes the same, chocolate, chilli, slight bitterness.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ CPBF 2013. The pour’s ruddy reddish brown with a small tan head. The nose is light chili, some cocoa, chocolate. A bit of roasted malts. Accents of sweet vanilla. The taste is light toast, some tobacco. Toffee and bitter chocolate. Chili heat on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, nice chili integration. Great.
harrisoni (15066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Rake. Deep ruby no head. Choc aroma. Chilli comes through. Not massive chilli. Sweetness of choc is good. Pretty decent. Interesting
Leighton (13985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Rake, London. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, beige cream head. Lots of sweet cocoa on the nose. Medium sweet flavor, some sugary chocolate, light earth, mild chili heat. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish with light, roasty dryness, more chocolate, some lingering chilies, a bit of caramel. Decent.
Scopey (9030) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Green Dragon, Croydon. It pours hazy deep brown with a medium beige head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, caramel, chocolate and just a touch of chilli pepper in the background. The taste is initially pretty sweet actually...caramel, cola and brown sugar then the chilli heat ramps up (but not to an unacceptable level), then some wood, touch of green veg and milk chocolate. Finishes up dry and moderately spicy. Medium body and soft carbonation. Actually the balance is pretty spot on, I assume they have made the base beer a lot sweeter to handle the sweetness. The body is definitely fuller than the regular entire. Good stuff - one of the few chilli beers I could easily drink a half of.