bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt and Vine. Pours black with a creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma is chili and chocolate. Med body. Flavor is very chili, somewhat chocolate, with a smooth burnt malt backbone. Sort of a chili porter. Doesn’t seem to be much bitter, but the chili substitutes well.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very dark maroon, almost flat. Aroma of jalapenos and dark milk chocolate. Taste is very peppery chocolate and coffee. Great aroma, and the peppers don’t overwhelm the taste, but take your antacids first anyway.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Poured a dark brown color with an average fizzy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted peppers and cinnamon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted hot peppers spice flavor with a medium hot spice finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours particulate black with no head; particles are reminiscent of powdered chilis. Aroma is heavy peppers, lightly smoked notes, chocolate, raisins and prune notes fight through the peppers. Flavor is heavy peppers and spice, chocolate, light smoke, dark fruity esters, and a sweet finish with plenty of heat around. Medium body and light carbonation.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan bubbles. Aromas of dark chocolate, chipotles and cinnamon. Palate was medium bodied asnd smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, chipotles, cinnamon and earthiness with a smooth warming lingering cinnamon chocolate finish.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft… This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. The nose is a decadent mélange of milk chocolate, fudge, and deeply roasted malts. Medium-bodied with zippy carbonation. The flavor provides fudge and dark chocolate trailed by chili pepper warmth. Raspy, assertive chili pepper finish. World class effort!
hopdog (8450) - 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 Capone’s. 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.
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF. Dark brown pour. Light brown head. Aroma is all chili up front, some green pepper then you get a hint of the roast, chocolate and dark fruit. Flavor is spicy, quite hot. Behind the heat are some fruity and roasty notes with hints of dark chocolate. A lot going on. You don’t want this if you don’t like heat.
NielsenRatings (8096) - 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.
DocLock (7428) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capone’s. Hazy dark brown pour with tan head. Nose was roasty dark malt, cacao, cinnamon, peppery. Tasted malty, with notes of cacao and spices. Got spicier late, and the finish was spicy from the beginning, but I love hot peppers, and thought this worked for me seemingly better than most. I’d drink this with mexican food any day of the week.