holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Rare Stout Night 2011. Black in color with a beige head. Young green coffee aroma roasty espresso with some lemon lots of citrus that must be the pineapple. The peppers are odd here. Roasty bitter acidic coffee, spice that’s on the back if your throat. Medium thin body. Not overly done but interesting flavors. 8/4/7/4/15
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft, Pours blk tan head nose peppers roast fl big peppers hint of pinneapple, bit flabby, finish bit nice pepper and roast, no heat finish balanced, pretty interesting use of peppers while not using the heat from them. good beer!
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler on tap at GI Rare Stout Night (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich dark blackish hue, a brownish ruby bottom with huge cakey brownish loose bubbled heads. Good murky darkness. Aromas are some citrusy oranges, pineapples, peppers, and touches of roast, cocoa, and roast. Green hops, rich citrusy touches. A touch of peppery spice grows. Initial is medium bodied, rich citrusy vibrance, pineapple throws rich citrus and touches of acidity with gentle spicy pepper, a touch of cinnamon. Light roasty, cocoa, and dry roast. Some coffee, roasted malts. And toast. Pepper is gentle, just a light lingering heat. More cocoa, lively citrus, green hops. Roast and light pepper. Really interesting, the pepper and pineapple are really interesting, but I’d really like more heat out of it. Who knew? It works, but leaves a little to be desired.