tia (805) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark brown with thin head. Smells roasty and chocolatey. Nice roasty, chocolatel flavor, with a bit of heat on the end. Dry.
jtclockwork (5219) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, pepper, grape soda, milk sugar and caramel toffee. Boozy finish. Medium body.
Emeister84 (464) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of subtle chocolate, purple grapes, cinnamon, and chilis. Dark violet with pink-red highlights, and a minimal, khaki head. Fruity and spicy. Medium body, low carbonation, and a spicy finish.
riversideAK (5458) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of roasted malts some chocolate some vodka and vegetable pepper heat notes meaty smoke earth too. Dark brown pour almost black tan head nice lace. Chocolate meat roast and a spicy peppery dry lingering heat. A little vodka notes. The.body is a little thin but the flavors are nice amd it is well made.
Kinz (3023) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of a dedicated beer drinking co-worker who thought I would appreciate it. Incidentally, he loved it, and this guy isnít exactly Mr. craft beer. Pours dark brown, huge lasting crazy head. Aroma chocolate and a bit fruity. Flavor is big on chocolate, with the chili peppers driving a fruity rather than a hot note. It thinks about prickling the tongue, but never quite gets there, thankfully. Great example of using chilies in a supporting role to add complexity but not becoming in drinkable. A bit lighter body than I like, but a nice brew.
obguthr (3234) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Charred beef and coffee aroma. Black, medium creamy tan head, nice lacing. Milk chocolate, pepper, plum, and vanila flavor. Creamy mouthfeel, peppery bite on the back of the palate. Delicious, but the heat can be a little disracting.
MadRobin (1061) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Opaque, bk-mahogany with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Very mild aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and green peppers.
Taste of dark roasted malt, habanero heat, dark fruit, mild coffee and a hint of chocolate at the finish.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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nimbleprop (3055) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle pours a watery, translucent mahogany with some cloudy, off white head. Nose of chocolate, raisin, sort of vegetal, green bell pepper. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, brown sugar, jalapeno, bell pepper, raisin, smoke. Full finish.
RABinVA (729) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours creamy brown with a cream head. Light lacing. Weird medicinal aroma. Taste is chocolate and chilis with a nice lactose bite. Very well balanced. The spice really sticks to the back of your mouth. Kind of fruity finish.
Norton (325) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown almost black. Burnt choco aroma. Minimal tan head does not linger. Impressive roasted bitter chocolate flavor on back of tongue. "Heat" aspect is not immediately notcieable. Low burn of heat after first few sips - does not distract from beer at all. Nearly perfectly balanced. The peppers give it a little snap and work (surprisingly) extremely well with the beer. My favorite Iíve encountered yet at Hardywood, by far.
argo0 (10419) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle, thanks maniac. Medium beige head, good retention, cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some chile pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some chile pepper, light chocolate. Medium-full body, fairly smooth.