adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of my secret santa. Thanks bro! Pours a dark brown appearance with a thin bubbly brown head that doesn’t have much retention. Cinnamon, chili pepper, dark chocolate, cocoa, light veggie aroma. Fairly big and spicy, dark chocolate, hot hot heat, chili pepper, veggie flavor. Too much veggie. Hot hot heat, my brothers.
Theydon_Bois (5308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with DW the wingman at Elysian Seattle, 27/05/13.
Murky light black with a thin tan head which clears to the edge, floaties are evident, not a looker !
Nose is chilli, dark chocolate, spice, dark malts, brown sugars.
Taste comprises dark chocolate which quickly turns to a habanero burn, green peppers, liqourice, molasses.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, big chilli bite in the finish.
Decent chilli beer, not a looker at all, but one of the tastier ones I’ve encountered. Not OTT in the heat stakes but there is a good chilli kick which tempers well with bitter dark chocolate.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours black with a short brown head. Aroma of green & spicy peppers, chocolate and a hint of cinnamon. Flavor was intense with hot & spicy chilli peppers, chocolate and a touch of cinnamon with a very hot chilli finish.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Spicy malty flavor with a lasting finish.
hfmejias (527) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1 Pint, 6 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a very dark brown with some reddish highlights a bit of tan head that went away quickly. Aroma of Chocolate, Chili and some roast malts. Taste, well spicy chili comes out strong from the very beginning, also some roasted malts and chocolate are noticeable. Very complex and worth trying.
zoucrew102 (283) - - FEB 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma is chocolate with chilies. Pours a light golden color. Taste is some chocolate with chilies and a very spicy finish.
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EithCubes (4413) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Nose of heavy dark chocolate with earth and just a touch of chili-caused nose hair singing. Dark brown-black pour with a scant brown head. Taste is heavily tilted to the pepper side, black pepper too but earthy, fiery chilli peppers in spades; the scratchy heat is immediate and intense (cheers to the brewers for getting this kind of quality burn out, and to the planners for having the stones to attempt it) and reminds me a little of re-fried beans. Just an awesome, complex roasted pepper taste, and one that lasts long after swallow. Unfortunately, the peppers dominate everything else to the point of a near shutout, minimal chocolate up front and that’s it. Light-medium body underneath all the flames. On quality of flavor this is probably 4+, maybe even 4.5+, but there’s no balance and not much "beer" as traditionally considered, and while I can get behind gulping 8-10 ounces, this kind of intensity has a definite limit (a bomber is going to be too much for all but the most calloused drinkers). So: world-class production for a tiny niche market.
Utterly ideal in any chili [the food] recipe that calls for a beer addition, and probably any that doesn’t.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brought a growler of this to a party and ended up drinking almost the entire thing myself. This beer is delicious. Decadent chocolate, deep roasty flavors, and a powerful, perfectly integrated chili pepper heat that really spices things up. Excellent execution and easily the best chili beer I’ve had.
devman171 (512) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Pours black, no foam. Smell is chocolate with a little pepper. Taste is sweet up front with a spicy chili finish, very addictive. Heat is lingering a little too much.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind Tiger, NY tap ($7.50): Pours a brown with very little head. Aroma is chocolate and malts, with a hint of pepper. The pepper comes out a lot strong in the actual taste. This is more intense than most other chili beers that I have had. It is in a good way too. The chocolate and the pepper meld well together and are complemented by the other spices.