mar (4995) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black,khaki head. Nose is alcohol, pepper, roasted malt, chocolate. Great on the palate, pepper, alcohol, roasted malts, delicious.
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 750mL bottle into the jester king eponymous snifter. Aroma and initial taste are very boozy. Pours purple-black with almost no head. Leaves no lacing. Little carbonation and it coats the tongue. Very velvety mouth feel. The chipotle is very forward. It dominates the palate. Some coffee, chocolate and tobacco notes on the back. I had this on cask at the brewery and it was unbelievable. But the bottle leaves a lot to be desired.
bleeng (1562) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle. Pours almost flat with no appreciable head. uh oh I’m thinking Lost Abbey.....big chocolate roasty nose. Taste is very full, with lots of roastiness, bitterness, chocolate, and a moderate alcohol bite. No carbonation-flat. Is this beer meant to be like this? I like the taste but give me a bit of carbonation on this one guys. Good overall but minus points for being flat.
b79turner (239) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle poured into a tulip glass. Thank you Alabama for passing the gourmet bottle bill! Pours black as night with no head. Nose is booze, coffee, chocolate, tastes milky stout! Almost no carbonation. Not a bad beer, just not my favorite style.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a very dark brown color with a small brown head. The aroma has a lot of coffee in it as well as some roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is similar. The coffee really stands out, along with some heat and spice from the chipotle peppers. I also get some earthy notes as well as some chocolate and roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice beer, glad I got to try it.
thirdeye11 (5716) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Near black, watery edges that are clear and some head when vigorously poured that dissipates to only wisps of dark tan head. Nose of medium dark chocolate shavings, mild chipotle, good roasted coffee, hints of plum, and smoked malt. Taste of medium dark chocolate, predominant spicy chipotle that’s not overwhelming but interesting, cream and medium roast coffee and a linger of plum jam that’s spicy. The body was the biggest disappointment. It looks thin in the glass, and unfortunately it is. Nearly no carbonation and The body borders on very thin. The taste itself is good on your palate but it definitely needed to attenuate a bit more as well as carbonate.
dfinney23 (2087) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black with no head. Coffee and chipotle are noticeable but very subtle under the malt and oat backbone. Very good but really could have been kicked up a notch.
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into the trusty and eponymous Jester King snifter. Black with a tan, fine head. Smells of whiskey, plum, well-roasted coffee, smoked barley, cinnamon, salted caramel. Taste is quite robust. The coffee is more prevalent than others note, but it’s back seat to the whiskey, dark chocolate, sweet and spicy pepper, fig, light floral hops. The chipotle heat has accumulated by the end of the first 3 oz. Barrel treatment has done great things for an already great beer. Best Jester King effort yet!
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black pour with some tan head that receded to a ring. Lots of chocolate aroma, coffee, chili spice, oats. Strong coffee flavor, smooth chocolaty finish, and pepper heat that builds nicely.
jhamp9 (1232) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Viscous black pour that coats the glass. Khaki head that settles to a ring. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, hints of pepper, and some booze. Taste is strong coffee, cocoa, a little smoke, and alcohol. Subtle heat from the chipotle. Coats the palette and warms on the way down. Very enjoyable.