PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle with a great label! I’ve been looking forward to this one, and I’m thankful to Jamil for a trade. Coffee, dark chocolate fronted scent with an oat note and a lingering spiciness. Black, deep black with a low tan head on a vigorous pour ( a low point). Thick bodied, oily feel, smooth. Coffee roast fronted flavor to a dark chocolate note, then a stinging chipotle hotness crept in. Delicious!
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scardello bottle. Poured a little like Coke but with a smaller head made of big bubbles. Big aroma of coffee and sweeter malt. Nice warming from the peppers. To me, the base impy stout seemed a little off: thinner than expected. Fine overall.
SudsMcDuff (7096) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black .. . mild head, lacing also .. . deep roast, coffee grounds, espresso, mild burnt chilli shell, and more roast .. . medium mouth .. easy slick finish .. . very tasty beer! .. . . except for the baldness.
Camons (8025) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ DØE Meeting. Pours pitch black, no head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, green vegatables, light chilly. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate, peppers, chilly. Medium to full body, silky mouthfeel, low carbonation, warming alcohol and nice balanced chilly bite in the finish. 211112
Rasmus40 (14420) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ DØE tasting. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and chili. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with a chili bite and warming alcohol. Oily. 211112
legion242 (2341) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a deep black with a thin khaki head. Flavors of almost strong chiles, but in a good way. Very little coffee.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a pitch black beer with no head. The aroma is malt, roasted, licorice and chocolate. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.
Nisse666 (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ÖÖWF cons 2012-11-16 Örebro
AR: heavy chocolate, coffey, glue, bourbon vanilla
AP: dark black thick fluid, wee brownish head
F: thick chocolate, chilli, coffee, more sweet then usually, wee grainy, hmm this was the first beer with chilli that was kind of good to me - ie were the chili was à part/blended in and not standing on it’s own!
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared on the GABF Friday brewery tour bus and another big bruising beer (this one is only 13%) on a day of non stop beery goodness at every turn!!! It poured up with a mahogany looking body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up earthy chocolate, some dark roasted coffee and then some sweet smelling over cooked chocolate brownie. The taste is rich and yum with deep dark roasted maltiness, oily dark roasted coffee and then a bit of chili pepper like notes. Nice rich brew.
hopscotch (10200) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours tar-black with a small, fizzy, beige head that doesn’t stick around for long. The bouquet delivers a luxuriant melding of toasted almonds, coffee and fudge. Medium to full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor presents heaps of carbonic, deep-roasted coffee and bitter black malts. Loads of vanilla and sweet caramel as well. Chocolate finish with some nice vanilla and peppery heat. A bottle of this awesome stuff was downed by me, fly and the man, the myth, the legend... Walt. Thanks for sharing, broseph!