cbfobes (2094) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dexters, pours black with a brown head and lacing in the glass, the aroma is roasty with some green pepper at first that is really sweet but it turns up the heat a little more when it warms, the flavor has a front end of lots of pepper and spice, not overwhelming but just enough to tell its there, doesn’t completely overpower the stout and the base beer still shows, nice.
TimE (2940) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch black color. The nose doesn’t have such a prominent chilli character and is a bit subdued but the mouth is burst with fudge, dark chocolate character with pepper lightly hitting the back of your throat. Really nice balance on chocolate and chilli pepper. Lingering chocolate finish with pepper just lingering.
Bebum (190) - - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium body, as piquant as Indian food, alcohol contributing to palate and balance but not in evidence.
Sweet to start, mild bitterness follows,
Interesting, more than delicious.
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GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 10 East. I was pretty excited to try this, as I really enjoy the standard version of Double Stout. I love beer that incorporate chili peppers in them so this should be exceptional! It was good, but the chili pepper character in the aroma was non-existant and the character in the beer was extremely restrained, like a chili pepper stout for babies. The greatness of the base beer was lessened with this addition.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. Pours black with a khaki head and lots and lots of sticky khaki head coating the glass. Prominent roasted chili pepper on the nose. The chocolate is more forward but the peppers are there as well. It’s not a heat bomb by any means but there’s a nice hint of heat on the finish which does build a bit as you drink but not to the point it starts to numb things. Very nice!
Mittenator (1035) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at crunchy's. near black with a silky head. Heavy pepper aroma. Peppers and smooth chocolate.
alliance100 (321) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Logans Alley, aromas of fresh serranos and bitter coffee, nice blend of spice and bitter chocolate. Lingering heat on the finish, VERY nice.
Miked1687 (563) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aces and ales on Draft. Dark black Brown pour with a thin light Brown head. Nose is sweet milk chocolate. Not much spice in the nose. Taste is roasted malt, some bitter hops. There’s a faint Serrano spice, but not much.
rumproasts (2024) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Black with small head. Quite a bit of heat up front, but then the malt kicks in and the spiciness is muted. Not really my thing, but it kinda works.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Flanny’s in Tempe during the tap takeover. It pours with a very dark body that supports a thin mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up big dark roasted maltiness, burnt malts, dark roasted coffee, a touch of toffee and then a pleasing chili pepper meat note. The taste begins with big robust levels of dark roasted malts, burnt malts and dark roasted coffee. Wow. This has a full and rich highly roasted start to it. After this initial assault bits of dark chocolate are noticed among the big bruising dark roasted notes. Underneath all of this murmurs chili pepper meat that slides slowly into a chili pepper burn that grows to modest levels into the finish. Yummy stuff with a great balance and richness.