BMan1113VR (7689) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by someone at Oakquinox. Pours with a black body and a small tan head. Aromas are smokey, raisins, dark fruits, licorice, chocolate, maple, fenugreek, light spice, cola, allspice, and brown sugar. Flavors are licorice, sour cherry, vanilla bean, chocolate, cola, bitter. A bit sour. Creamy mouthfeel.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Clear dark brown color. Minimal off-white head. Spicy tart nose, some roastiness. Bigger body. Lightly chewy. Very light carbonation, lightly dry. Moderate to bigger tart taste, with a light spicy kick in the finish. Dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, hint of coffee. Bigger bitterness, moderate sour, but still enjoyable. Solid sour, spicy stout. Good long spicy dark chocolate aftertaste.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a rich, not-quite-as-dark head. The aroma picked up a big hit of slightly metallic bourbon upfront, with licorice and cocoa following.. green, fairly hot chilis followed, and burned the eyes a little.. I enjoyed it, but there wasnít enough base beer present. The flavor found tangy bourbon throughout.. dry, roasty cocoa and licorice at the core, but again the bourbon dominated.. building peppery warmth, tangy bourbon, and licorice on the long, warm, somewhat sour finish. Medium-plus bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. too much barrel presence in the tartness and flavor departments.. I really enjoyed the use of lightly-smoked chilis.. a lot of good stuff in here, but it wasnít cohesive.
madmitch76 (12083) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th June 2011
Opaque black beer, short lived tan head. Mild carbonation in the light palate. Mild dark malt with chocolate and very tangy fruits. Belgian like Coca Cola and fruits. Pinch of spice. Nice mix of chocolate and tangy fruits. Unusual.
Maltzilla (38) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice cocoa nib charter, star anise is noticeable but very much to the back palate as a finish. Will quetzalcuatle seen this worthy of a b'ak'tun-change elixir? One way to find out . . .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Reynolds314 (1874) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not going to be too harsh on this old beer. Its one of the strangest beers ive ever tasted. Muddled is an understatement. Reminds me of some type of semi-sweet chocolate covered licorice with sour patch kids. Tart, roasty, sweet and wierd.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 pretty good, i was hoping that this had more chilis. The anise really comes out but not to the level od that terrible stone anise stout. Like it
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sweet lime, sour, sugar. Color is same deep brown flatness we have seen in all of these nano beers. Flavor is light but slightly sour, no flavor of cacao, pepper, but slight anise on the end.
arkurzynski (1287) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big thanks to goryshkewych. 12 oz bottle poured to snifter. Dark brown, almost black with mocha head. Aroma is pretty heavy on the anise and sour pepper/red hots/peppermint. Initial acidic, sour jalapeno followed by some roast malt, brown sugar, chocolate and pepper. Finishes lightly acidic and with some sour burn. Not quite as acidic as other chilipepper beers Iíve had, but just too unbalanced and kind of hard to finish. Not my thing.
bluejacket74 (1125) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle, Brad (beace) was nice enough to give me a bottle of this when I stopped in at Jackie Oís this past December (2010). Served in a Dogfish Head Signature glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Head retention is decent, and thereís a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, anise, wood, smoke, chilies, and some dark fruit and bourbon. Something about this brew reminds me of the aroma inside of a bourbon barrel warehouse. The brew tastes like dark fruit (sweet and tart), wood, bourbon, and some chilies, bittersweet chocolate and anise. The spicy chilies flavor comes out more as the beer warms up. The spice is noticeable but not strong. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís creamy and coating with low carbonation. Even with a year of age on it, itís a good brew. I didnít mean to wait this long to drink it! This is just a reminder that I donít make it down to Jackie Oís nearly enough.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at rbwg 3/5/11.
poured a touch darker than typical porter color... and red.
aromas of peppers/capsicum, mint, chocolate, agave, roast and licorice.
the flavor is an odd mix of the aroma... sourness on the finish+salty+sweet=messy and hard to drink. it is neat and fun but a few ounces is far more than enough. 7/3/5/3/13