DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks Dagan. Murky brown with a tiny bit of bubbly brown foam that disappears immediately. Aroma of coffee, chili, cardamon, cinnamon and more spices. Flavor of coffee, a bit of cocoa, lots of spices and a very hot chili finish. Medium-bodied. Too hot.
anderson01 (235) - Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black in color. Head descipated rather quickly. Poor lacing. Chocolate aroma with some pepper notes. Alcohol also noticeable in the aroma. Smokey aroma. There is a definite spicyness to the taste. Not as much chocolate flavor as I was hoping. There is a long spicey finish which I love. Medium-bodied beer with average carbonation. This beer reminds me of Texas ranger. I loved it . Drink it all night long.
phishin4zion (4) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks and smells amazing. The kick from the peppers is enough to require tums. Taste is ok. The chili is just too much
poisoneddwarf (1982) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours opaque black with a medium collapsing beige head; after it falls it leaves nothing but a faint ring of foam. Aroma is bready, chocolatey, cinnamon--not getting any peppers. The peppers definitely come through in the taste--itís pretty spicy. Also, the cocoa and cinnamon are really prominent. It starts out sweet and spicy before turning bitter; the spiciness lingers long after the swallow, making my lips, tongue and throat tingle with heat. Mouthfeel is creamy and slightly watery and the body is medium. I dig it. Cool artwork, too.
jrodooo5 (1283) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Strange, weird, unique! Pours black with no carbonation whatsoever. Aroma is chocolately & slightly peppery. The taste is a tail of 2 worlds. Up front itís velvetty chocolate & smooth. The fInish is hot & peppery. Crazyness. Not sure if I could get a whole one down.
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a small white head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild roasted grains and chocolate with a definite presence of the peppers. Taste is light roast bitterness and chocolate malt sweetness up front with a strong presence of the heat from the peppers in the finish. Medium bodied with very little carbonation. Itíís not the heat of the peppers that detract from the score, but the lack of head and carbonation.
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Caponeís. Brown pour with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, chocolate and peppers. Not overly burning finish, but a burning pepper finish none the less that drowned out any other tastes.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
draft. this beer almost ended my world prematurely. worst beer iíve ever had. feel terrible saying that because elysian is a favorite of mine. looks and smell like a typical stout and then BAM!.....pure chocolate fire going down.yuk.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half-pint @ Chuckís. Glad Iím not drinking a whole pint cause this is SPICY! Goes well with my sriracha laden sausage. This is crazy spicy.
brenn79 (1744) - Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to black with a tan head that goes snap crackle pop until it looks pratically flat, I hate that. The aroma is strong in cinnamon, chipotle peppers, cocoa. The taste is a blend of cinnamon and chipotle peppers, wow, this has some serious heat. Chocolate comes through too, especially in the aftertaste, and lots more heat. Body is medium, carbonation is medium. Overall I liked this beer, one ugly beer, if they fixed that, this would score much higher I think. The heat isnít for everyone, but I really dug it, without that, personally I would be looking at a much lower score.