gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big beige head dark pour soft carbonation the aromas cocoa caramel cigarette ash dried fruit dark fruit the flavours cocoa ash dry taste strong bitter dried fruit pepper and a nice touch of chili very spicy tasting ale pretty good the finish classy ale best tastes the dry notes okay sweetness good hop flavour nice ale
maneliquor (2786) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours very dark brown with a thick and dense tan head. Nose is full of chocolate and spice, huge pepper and a nice hint of liquorice. Taste is more toast and robust chocolate before the chilli bite takes over. Nice spice driven kick to finish. Very lengthy. So good
bgb1991 (92) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smoke and spice on the nose. Also some vanilla and cocoa. Not a flash looking beer, not exactly dark per say more brown. I love the taste, is it spicy? No. Is it big and smokey? No. But each flavour compliments each other and the beer is very smooth. So all in all, to be outstanding it needs more of that chili and smoke it talks about to give it a bigger body.
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium light beige head, which lasts well and leaves a little lacing. Bitter cocoa, smoky chipotle and roasty malt make up the aroma. Mild herbal hops up front blend nicely with chilli heat. A touch of smoke segues nicely into bitter cocoa and roasty malt in the mid-palate. Smoky chipotle heat returns in the finish, and leaves a pleasantly lingering aftertaste. This is a very enjoyable beer. Whilst I couldn’t really detect the vanilla or agave, both the cocoa and chipotle blend very nicely with both the base beer and each other.
ACD (572) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared at tasting. Dark mahogany, tan head. Huge black pepper and chocolate nose. Big heat in the taste - heavy on the chilli. Serious chocolate flavour, dark and roasty. Chilli and black pepper take hold. Medium bodied. Impressive and moreish, especially if you’re a big fan of chilli character.
NBird (290) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks.. Cola dark brown, sml-med head. Smells..lager malts, loads of cocoa..some chocolate and a hint of the chipotle. Tastes..great take on a lager, chocolate and cooca, definite sense of the chipotle spice, any more and it’d be too much.
Hop_Hedonist (178) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting beer - could do with more chilli input - good chocolate edge - light body as expected from the lager recipe - more towards stout flavour and better than Guinness any day.
stoutnick (386) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkish. Aroma is mild spice. Same with flavours, though dark malt takes over here. Wish the smokiness and heat was just a bit larger and longer. Not as great as I was expecting.
inceptioj (40) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
As typical of Garage Project the design on the can is beautiful. Pours a very coke brown with a thick foamy head which disappears fairly quickly. Cocoa and vanilla on the nose. Tastes like a good porter really, but with some tasty powdery cocoa notes probably from the cocoa nibs. The palate is smooth and cool and delicious and contrasts nicely with the gradual chilli burn in the throat. I’m not usually a fan of chilli beer but this one is quite subtle, just the right amount. Extremely enjoyable.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this. Big rich flavours and lovely balance. There is a nice burn to it. Solid.