Travlr (20242) - 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.
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 16th Street Liquor, West Vancouver
This is probably one of the worst labels I’ve seen.
Black color, with small to no head. Aroma of dark malts, roasted pepper, raw chicken meat, medium percentage chocolate, light chili pepper. Lean mouthfeel, semi-dry; the chocolate flavor is quite nice, but the chili kick is probably a bit too much to really appreciate the beer, it’s not exactly elegant; ordinary bitterness.
Theydon_Bois (16226) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.
bhensonb (13726) - 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.
jtclockwork (13483) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with quickly dissipating brown head. Nose of molasses, BBQ sauce, cayenne, cinnamon, chili pepper and toasted chocolate malt. Taste is mostly cayenne pepper with cocoa and toasted chocolate malt and hints of cinnamon. Other chili flavors linger in background. Lingering cayenne pepper heat in finish, but not overpowering. Body is a bit thick at times.
Tmoney99 (13155) - 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.
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma of chili flakes upfront, black pepper, not much of the chocolate detectable - pretty much a spice bomb on the nose. Flavour is intensely spicy and peppery, again with not much chocolate character detectable - thin palate. The spice burn dominates, not making this very drinkable. Decent experiment and good follow through for the concept, but the enjoyability factor is low.
Ratman197 (12806) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11825) - Escondido, California, 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.
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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 Dagan’s 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.