Ughsmash (7006) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle. Poured very deep brown with an almost equally dark head. The aroma picked up sweet, roasty, slightly nutty coffee joined by sweeter chocolates and vanilla.. warm, toasted peppers, rye, and smoked malt around.. a lot going on, and it worked for me. The flavor found milkier chocolates and earthy/nutty coffee at the core.. smoked malts, building peppery warmth, and greener coffee on the edges.. chipotle heat really built up by the finish, and was joined by greener coffee and alcohol warmth.. very tasty! Heavier-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. a touch sharp and salty on the palate, but otherwise well-balance.. excellent stuff!
Zita (4280) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasted sweet aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, chilli pepper,strong finish.
Lubiere (9438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice complex grassy coffee with smooth pepper notes, and light vanilla notes. In mouth, a smooth chocolate with coffee grinds, hot chilies, light smokeyness, bitter and complex.
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with an off-white head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, grains and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming alcohol, soya sauce and caramel. medium to full body, average carbonation.
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with brown head. Nice earthy coffee, dark fruit, sugary, dark chocolate aromas. full body, smooth mouthfeel. fruity earthy coffee, smokey, dry chocolate flavors with roasted peppers, brown sugar----warming finish----very good.
MOLA_DK (263) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home fro ØlKonsortiet. Pours pitch black with a tiny, mocca head. Huge coffee aroma, and just a hint of alcohol. Lots of roasted malts of course. Full body, coffee flavour, malty finishes with a hint of warmth from the chili.
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Avery, shared by Steve_0 at Avery sour release party. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Burnt, chocolate malty, a touch smoky, big coffee, light caramel aroma. Fairly earthy, roasty coffee, chocolate, mild vanilla flavor with just a touch of peppers on the finish. Tasty stuff.
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Avery Barrel Release. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Huge coffee, dark chocolate, light peppers, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, and toffee in the aroma. Taste is deep espresso, chocolate, light vanilla, green peppers, light maple, oak, dark fruits, and nice heat on the backend. Syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Nice stuff.
kcorum10 (320) - Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle on 04/26/13. Pour dark brown with reddish thin head. Aroma of roasted chocolate and mild peppers. Initial tastes of the chocolate come through when it is cold and the peppers become more present on the finish as it warms in temperature. Great beer!
milothedog (3) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Way too intense on the alcohol. I usually drink high ABV beers but this one hits you up front and ruins the experience.