Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured up at GABF 2012 with a nice mahogany looking body that supports a sort of mocha colored head that has some tan swirls to it and it leaves behind a little bit of lacing too. Nice looking brew. The aroma seems kind of Abbey Dubbel like initially and comes across pleasing with ripe brown sugar covered plum like sweet fruity esters, and what seems like a touch of coriander and clove and then some earthy chocolate notes in the background. Wow, ok, the taste is really nice. It starts off with dark roasted malts and then picks up a rich near velvety dark chocolate note and it quickly rolls into more and more chili pepper heat midway and into the finish. Fantastic experience on the first sip. I hope the sips to follow can maintain . . . maintain damn you! Oh it does, nice. Into the after taste it leaves a modest chili pepper burn and warming that certainly isn’t too much but sure lets you know it’s there. Really nice brew. Well done!
hopscotch (10003) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Pours clear and black with no head. The aroma unveils faint roastines and rooty herbal notes with a hint of cocoa. Medium-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is fairly bland, but heats the mouth with chili spiciness. Some mild acidity and lingering chili warmth in the finish.
Leighton (13574) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Six Ten. Pours clear amber-brown with a creamy white head. Toasty brown bread in the aroma, suggestions of dried fruits. Medium sweet flavor with lightly sugary brown bread, light chocolate, slight pepper spice. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with cleansing pepper heat, more toasted brown bread, light cocoa, some leafy hops. The pepper heat is just enough. I like it.
djd07 (5378) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Six Ten. Pours a cloudy amber with large creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is pepper and orange peel. Thin mouth with strong chili pepper, light citrus and lingering heat.
blipp (6713) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Sweet and lightly roasted malts, some holiday spices, and moderate peppery heat right up front and lasting through the finish. Pretty good, though just a touch too much pepper for me.
Lubiere (10846) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown porter with no head. In aroma, light sweet chocolate with light pepper, cinnamon, chili, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with light grassy hops, chili peppers, light ginger, a bit light bodied, OK. On tap at Urban Brew and BBQ.
TXBadger (1794) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown almost black with tan colored head. Spice, peppers definitely, some light raw cacao, and a bit of sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with heat! I liked the tingle it left in the back of the throat. Very nicely done.
Mwestley (1) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hint of chocolate, honey into moderate spiced finish. Light for a porter, silky smooth throughout palate. Take time to enjoy complexities. Spice very unique, lingers ever slightly but finishes clean. Not a fan of spice brews but this is the exception.
Clarkdvm (225) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in Wesley chapel. Looks like a porter. Molasses aroma and flavor. Smooth. Spice only evident at end- much more noticeable after downing last two ounces. Very nice
AndyW68 (1201) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a near white head? Aroma is primarily roast malt. Taste is roast malt and woody bite. Little peppery finish.
tricyclist (1024) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I don’t love it... It’s a porter base with honey and chili added but the chili is nice and the honey is too much. The porter itself might be nice but it has too much heat and sweetness to be enjoyed personally.