BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint – Eastside Club Tavern – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Dark malt aroma with a light chocolate and pepper aroma.
Appearance: Dark brown in color, hazy with a thin head.
Flavor: Nice porter flavor with the added chocolate and peppers this beer was smooth and very flavorful. The peppers where not overly too hot.
Palate: Dry warning finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: A very nice brew. This was fun to drink the flavors where there the chocolate and added peppers where very good this was a great experimental brew.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at BEVERIDGE PLACE BODACIOUS BEVERAGES BREWFEST ’09. Pours a dark red burgundy brown with little head. Great sweet chocolate and vanilla aroma. Light bodied, and not too complex, but the chocolate is present. And you get a slow mild chipotle burn
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a blood red-amber, but flat, lifeless body. Pleasant earthy chocolate aromatics on first sniff with the feintest hint of cinnamon hotness. Very flat body detracts, but a nice syrupy chocolate-chili blend. Mildly smoked and spiced with distinct, restrained poblano flavor atop an undercurrent of medium milk chocolate and medium roast malt. Nice qualities, but the absolute absence of carbonation definitely detracts.