argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(growler, thanks nuplastikk) Medium beige head that almost wholly dissipates atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some chocolate syrup, light roast, pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some chocolate syrup, habanero juiciness without the heat. Low carbonation, medium body, some stickiness.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: Pours a barely transparent dark brownish black with a thin ring of light tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel malts and some milk chocolate. Body starts with good fullness and light fruity notes before a drier roasty finish. Maybe a hint of pepper, but not very evident. Still a pretty good stout.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand bottle by Eugene thanks man. Pours an opaque brune body with a tan head. Pepper dark chocolate roasted malt. Oddly after you get the paper burn the beer becomes this empty flavorless void, its totally bizarre.
nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a chance to sample this at the brewpub and I was very curious. Translucent, nearly opaque black with a soft, ringing white head. Nose doesnít have any signs of pepper, mostly sweet malts, milk chocolate, a little bit of mocha. I thought this had an excellent stout flavor to it, smooth oats, milk chocolate, a little toast, a little coffee, some dark fruits.... then the pepper comes in, very very slight and with only a hint of the fruity heat of a habanero. Certainly not a íhotí beer and no overpowering pepper, which is good. Creamy in the mouth with a slight graininess on the tongue from the pepper. Great to see some innovation from these guys, not a home run, but definitely not a strike out either.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sweet stout with a good bit of chocolate thatís well complimented by the sweet and fruity habanero pepper. Finishes with a bit of black pepper and a mild heat. Nice stuff.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler shared by beastiefan2k. Pour is muddy brown black with a smallish tan head. Very murky. Aroma of mild roast malt, some even milder pepper spice. As it warms more white pepper. Taste is white pepper right away with a watery malt roast behind that. Palate is thin, watery, finishes with more pepper and peppercorn spice. Mostly about the pepper and peppercorn, no Habenero present, which is too bad. Thanks for sharing Eugene, always love to try new and different beers.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of nuplastikk. Black with a small beige head. Chocolate an roast in the aroma, with light peppercorns. Solid lightly roasted chocolate malty flavor with a spicy pepper bite in the finish. medium bodied and a bit slick with lower carbonation. The peppercorns are there, but not screaming at you, which I like. I might be glad that there isnít more habanero in this though. Pretty interesting, and it works for what it is, though I donít know how often I would be in the mood. Sign me up though, if the next batch has double the pepper!
beastiefan2k (2198) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 Growler sent to me by ryan, thanks artusory. The beer pours with a small head but a thick, muddy brown color that is almost black. Its fucking extremely muddy. Aroma is roasted, ashy, chocolate. As it warms up the peppercorns really come out. Its white pepper, dry, herbal kind of thang. In the end its a thick earthy, roasted, white peppercorn, with a chocolate sweetness, the aroma is cool. As I take a sip the watery mouthfeel and flavor hit me first. Its definitely full of peppercorn, in general its spicy and there is a chocolate aspect. But it is so weird because it is so watery with no hop bitterness to round it off. I like it but it needs more body and something to round off the flavor. Its not a "pepper" beer but a "peppercorn" beer.
Growler, Marin Cuvee Roge tall, thin tulip glass.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro tap at the brewpub. Deep black with a finger width tan head. Aroma is peppery, a little smokey, almost smells like a steak. Flavor has a nice peppery bite with some chocolate undertones. Interesting beer.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick dark brown pour with little head. Roasted aroma with coffe and chocolate notes. Roasted pepper and spice flavor with a bit of sourness.