phredrik (995) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ CBC. Pours inky black with no head. Aroma has some nice chocolatey maltiness, lots of sweetness, cocoa nibs and a nice vegetable chili note. The chocolate component is very nice. The taste starts off with high sweetness, lots of chocolate and sweet maltiness, and a bit of roasted notes of coffee and liquorice. Then a LOT of chili - very hot, almost so it bites your tongue. As you get a few sips and get used to the chili, itís actally very nice, and rather drinkable. Oily thick and viscous palate with a lot of sweetness, which is exactly what it takes to make a good beer with this much chili. Definitely one of the most successful chili beers Iíve had, although Iím pretty sure this beer would be a lot better without the chili.
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (William IV, Leyton)
Smells of chillis. Taste too is immediately a huge chilli burn. However, I like chilli, so I can cope. Slick smooth palate. This rides a gimmick, but doesnít wash with a beer lover like me. Big, but not particularly clever.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Witterfest (Fano meet the brewer), King William IV - 20/08/12.
Very dark brown approaching black with a coffee head which soon thins.
Rich chocolate and dark roasted malt aroma with chipotle notes and green pepper.
Taste marries the nose in most respects a little smoked green chilli on top of the other spicey tone, a little peppery.
Medium bodied and very smooth drinking, well balanced with a chilli/smoke finish.
The best íchilli/spicedí beer Iíve had!
cgarvieuk (12162) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Witterfest at Brodies Pub ... dark black ... deep rich roast chocolate ... big chilli capsicum nose ... wonderfully rich and deep smell ... dark chocolate roast ... heavy malts ... ligth sweet chocolate tones ... huge chilli chipolte flavour ... medium chilli burn ... burn builds ... but its dark rich chocolate that really kills with this one... superb
thepeter (275) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours Black still with no lacing. Smells of fresh green pepper, coffee, smoke asome heat. Taste of coffee, heavey heat, Chipolte peppers. Feels smooth, oily nice carbination
jackl (3441) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Witterfest í12, King William IV. Deep brown with no head. Strong chili-spiked chocolate nose, some abrasive grass. Menacing! The taste is chili flakes and bitter chocolate. This beerís not messing around. Hot and strong. Full body. Overall, this is interesting for a few ounces, but I wouldnít want to have to neck a pint by myself!
Scopey (4578) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at CBC May 2012. It pours jet black, with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, rich chocolate, ash, liquorice and a hint of spice. The taste is rich chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, some alcohol warmth, liquorice and then you get slapped in the face with hot chilli. After the first sip chilli heat consumes the palate. Full body and fine carbonation. An interesting and bold beer for sure, I just canít imagine wanting to drink too much more of it....
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours oily black with a very faint, tan head. Aroma is all dark chocolate, with a bit of coffee and hints of spicy peppers. Medium sweet flavor with moderate roast, some dark chocolate, then the hot chilies hit your tongue like acid rain. Red hot. Some dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish with more spice than booze, with further dark chocolate character, lots of red chilies. Very damn hot overall. I donít often enjoy chili beers, but the intensity of the chocolate provide enough character to offset the spice.
Christian (10354) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt, with a green pepper note. Sweet chocolate flavour with sharp and hot chili. At some level, it appears well made and interesting. But it kills tastebuds and itís not pleasant to drink.
Palme (2667) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. This is a near black bodied little thing almost completely without any noticeable head. Itís really smoky and ashy on the aroma, and I also get some chocolate and heavy roasted malts. Some ashes also. Quite nice on the aroma. The taste: Oh my lordliness! Thats hot! Chikki Chikki thatís chili stingy like hell! The chili completely overwhelms all other flavor! So damn stingy and burning. Like eating tons of chili nuts - just without the nuts. The most impactive and memorable beer Iíve tasted in a long time! Completely out there on the crazy-branch, but exciting and different. 11.05.2012
KingCecil (1906) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at CBC ī12..... It pours pitch black with a very small tan head.... The aroma is hard roasted malt, chocolate and chili...... The flavor is loaded with chili.. right Nnud !? :) .... roasted malts and dark fruits..... very nice :)