Mjp12 (18) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had bottle for almost a year, dark brown, almost black colour. Aroma is fairly weak, and a thin mouth feel, but then the chilli builds against the dry chocolate. One of the spiciest chilli beers I’ve tasted, and doesn’t taste it’s abv, but could do with more malt sweetness to balance the heat. One to try, but probably not to return to.
Leighton (8684) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Tasting 2013 - London. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. The nose holds dark brown bread. Light sweet flavor with moderate chili burn in the throat, more dark bread, some chocolate. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Spicy chili pepper finish with modest cocoa and dry, dark fruits. Nice.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy chili and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate chili flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and chili finish.
Theydon_Bois (5308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that dissipates edgeward.
Nose is dark fruits, light roast, light oxidisation notes, a little thin overall.
Taste comprises dark fruit, chocolate, light spice that builds to a gentle burn.
Medium bodied with some balls, fine carbonation, dryish finale.
Ok for what it attempts, not sure I’d be taking on board too much at one sitting but the spice and heat is fairly well balanced.
Spice herb veg anyone?
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10th August 2013
ChrisO’s Pre GBBF ’Are You Scottish?’ tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Dark chocolate malts. Good chilli, if you like that sort of thing in a beer, Light dry finish. Fine.
Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, cocoa, green veg, coffee and light acidity. The taste is roasty, earth, toast, big chilli kick, green veg, warming, caramel, candy and cola with a dry, warming finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. A bit sweet really and no great depth, but actually not too bad.
Benzai (5754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Thanks to jmgreenuk for bringing this for me. Pitch black color, full sized brown head. Smell malts, some caramel. Taste is extreme: burning chili peppers forever! Damn this is extreme. Too much for me I’m afraid. Damn!
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ benzai. Pitch black with a medium sized dark brown head. Smells sweet, roasty, whisky-ish. Tastes roasty, sweet and a whole lot of chilli. Burns the throat quite a lot. Hate it when that happens. Medium body, soft carbo, awefull peppers.
EdKing (1556) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Very dark brown, cloudy, small off whtie head. Nose is chocolate, dark malty, vegetal. Taste is a huge great big hit of fresh cut chilli. It’s all tingling mouth burn, more like chili oil or fresh chili. Kind of kills everything else. Maybe a bit of sweetness in there too. Bit gimmicky.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
At Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2013. Black beer lasting tan head. Some chocolate on aroma then a big chili hit. Chocolate and chili.