fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub, Pike st.
Black color with large brownish head. Very chocolatey beer, with some chili presence, although the beer is a bit weak in the final. Also smooth.
Sammy (8833) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
at the brewpub. decent chile heat, yet balance. good drinksbility. black bodied and lacy.
Doghair (261) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much in the aroma. A little malty. Taste is a whole different animal. Malty chocolate with a nice peppery follow through. Really need to look for the orange. Great effort for a unique beer.
dwyerpg (4629) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
The maltiest of the aromas today at Elysian. Too much, almost dirty. This is not good. A lot of coffee but also chili pepper and chocolate stout flavors. Also a flat flavor. Really untasty for me. Easily the hottest beer in terms of pure heat Iíve had, but this is Elysianís first real bomb for me.
theisti (3270) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker pint draft at Elysian Fields in Seattle, Washington. Pour is a deep dark brown, cloudy with a tan head. Aroma is roast malt, touch of dark chocolate along with an earthy vegetable scent. Taste is the roast, then turns quickly and smoothly to bright and hot spice; cayenne and hot green pepper. The spice flows nicely from the roasted malt and is well paired and integrated. Finish is dry and spicy, picking up some nice mineral flint as well. Nice pepper spice beer, worked well with the stout elements.
presario (4689) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Nitro head on dirty dark brown. Dry dusty cocoa aroma with some interesting characteristics that may come from the cinnamon and/or peppers. Starts out vegetable then pepper with a big chocolate milk finish which continues into the aftertaste with sparkles and flashes of chile head. Some sugary sweetness. A nice imaginative change of pace. Body maybe a bit thin after nitro subsides.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nitro. Blackish beer with a dark cream colored nitro head. Chocolate and light malt aroma. Big chile and chocolate flavor. medium-light bodied. Chile and light chocolate lingers.
neepsntatties (1230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap a the Capitol Hill Elysian pub on 3/20/010. Colour... very dark brown with a thick tan head. Nose... mildly roasty with quite a chile hit! Palate... WHOA! Chile con carne (light on the carne!)! Hot! Ow! Burn! Ow! Canít taste anything else! Palate is "roont" for the night! Wish they woulda tuned the chile down a bit so I could taste the other flavours.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ brewpub. Opaque black-brown with a nitro tan head. Chocolate aroma has chilis: smoked ones like chipotle or ancho. Smooth and soft from the nitro. Gets better as it warms. Flavors have lots of chili. Chili seeds. Can feel that in the throat and on my lips. Overpowering flavors say, "HELLO! I am smoky and spicy and Iím here with my good friend, chocolate." One great chili-feature beer, one of the best ones Iíve had.
BillKismet (3355) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I brewed a beer exactly in this style (albeit without the nitrogenation), so I was excited to try this. Beautiful nitrogenated dark chocolate body with creamy, luscious, velvey, chocolate cream head. Absolutely gorgeous in the glass. Wonderful, extraordinarily parasable aroma of roast barley, black barley, assorted malts, assorted roast chiles. Smooth, roasty, mild chocolate backbone with piquant chili taste. The fire increases with each sip. The slinky smoothness of beer complents the hot chile flavor. An excellent synthesis in this smooth, but bold brew.