floris87 (35) - Utrecht, - SEP 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Disclaimer: I have a high tolerance of spicy food
Very dark beer, brown head, on tap in the Molen Bar.
Aroma is great, chocolate, coffee, smoke and chili go together very well. The taste is strong enough to survive the spiciness, and is well balanced. The mouthfeel is great, and the burning pepper forces you to drink this slowly, very slowly. I have never had or heard of anything like this, and I think it is simply amazing. Judging by other comments, the chili may be too much for some, but if you can stand it, do give it a try.
Benzai (14074) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2016, Day 2 [Assuming it will be an alias of earlier Hot&Spicy]. Very dark brown to black color, small beige head. Aroma is malts, light peat, fingerpaint. Taste malts, peat, tar, fingerpaint, iodine and undrikable hot spices. Yuk.
Lonick (1236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @Borefts 2016. Pours black. Nose is big chilli and spices, taste is the same but for me way too much chilli, just not for me.
klm1 (964) - - SEP 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black color with tan brown head. Aroma: dark malts, roasted, peat, chilli, vanilla. Flavor: very similar to aroma: intense chili burn in finish, which lingers in aftertaste. But overall still pretty balanced. Body is full, texture is soft, carbonation is low. Beer with great aging potentials.
Franksv6 (835) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At borefts 2016.Black colored beer with a small head.
Smells like chilies and sambal.
Taste of peppers is much to dominant, fire, hot sous, chilli.
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Borefts Beer Festival 7th edition day 1 25/09/2016. A viscous caramel brown coloured pour with no head. Aroma is big smokey phenols, smokey, smooth caramel. Flavour is composed of nice dark choc, coffee, warming chillie choc, smooth roasted coffee. Palate is velvety smooth, mod carbonation, full bodied. I dig the chilli choc combo.
daje (3995) - NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Grünerlřkka mat- og mikrobryggfestival 2015. Dark brown body with a tiny beige head. Aroma of roast, alcohol, wood, vegetable. Taste starts with licorice and chocolate, dry, with a hot chili kickin in at the finish. Burning hot, taking away most of the rest of the beer, a faint malt and choco character is noticed. It’s all good, though I believe adjusting the hotness down a tad to make room for more of the qualities this beer proves in the beginning would be wise. That said, for an over the top hot chili beer it’s damn good.
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of 2,5 years old at 11% ABV, a barrel aged imperial stout with (very) sharp chili pepper varieties added. Regularly shaped, medium thick, creamy, light beige head with good ’edge retention’ and patches of foam in the middle; colour is a very dark reddish burgundy on the edges but black in general appearance. Rich and beguiling aroma of so many lovely things: espresso, warm chocolate sauce and pure black chocolate, black pepper, green olive, Cuban cigars, dried and smoky chili peppers, charcoal, dusty pipe tobacco ashes, bayleaf, stewed beef, kahlua, whisky and spicy old ’jenever’, leather, tree bark, dried thyme, Worcestershire sauce, roasted pine nuts, some shoe polish, old furniture, vanilla, candied fig, ginger powder, teriyaki, dried seaweed, cured ham, soy sauce. Intense flavor right from the onset, bombarding the tip of the tongue with hearty umami (dry black olive, cured ham) paired with nice and well-restrained candied date sweetness as well as a very light salty soy sauce touch; stinging spicy notes are already apparent from the start. An abyss of deep, big, fat maltiness ensues, caramelly, toasted, thoroughly nutty and eventually mouth-filling coffeeish bitter and roasted, while that dried chili spiciness grows and grows, eventually taking over the finish by force and leaving a steady, red-hot burn in the back of the mouth and the throat, which you will only appreciate if you are into spicy food; underneath, a drying, tannin-rich woodiness also builds and adds to this megastructure of a beer, as well as peppery hop bitterishness which does nothing but support the roasted bitterness and the spiciness, and a well-positioned afterglow of whisky- or even tequila-like alcohol. Complex, daring brew, even to De Molen standards; in certain ways, this is the stout equivalent of their Groot & Sterk. The few years of ageing must have done this beer good, as is often the case with these barrel aged Molens; in any case, and as usual with this brand, a fascinating flavor adventure bringing sweet, umami and bitter together and subjecting them to chili heat without smashing them completely (though I could imagine this spiciness may have been too much when it was younger). Admittedly it takes a certain amount of capsaicin tolerance to be able to enjoy this but I sure do and in this slightly aged form, I find this beer fantastic. I love this brewery!
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Borefts 2015, Day one. Tap. Koffie/peper porno.... Backlog from 2015/09/25.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[9/25/15] Draught sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 in Bodegraven. Black. Aroma of wood, vanilla, roast, some fruitiness. Flavor starts sweet with chocolate, wood, vanilla, dark fruits, finishes hot. Rounded mouthfeel.
kermis (10883) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Borefts ’15. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of big fruity chilli, dark chocolate, dark fruits, roast and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with a nasty chilli burn and soft carbonation. Another one ruined by the chillis..
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Draft at BBF13. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, toast, vanilla and bourbon. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter with a moderate pepper kick in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.