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!
bytemesis (5557) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black, medium creamy brown head, good lacing. Aroma is coffee, mocha, licorice. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, coffee and cocoa, hints of charred wood, anise. Lingering bitterness, as well as a touch of chili heat that comes on late and lingered to the far finish. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty solid effort.
Reimer96 (1731) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! Damn near a 50 point beer. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, dark dried fruits, cherries, light spice and coffee. Taste is a nice mix of roasted coffee, sweet chocolate, vegetal peppers, light sourness/spiciness and a good well balanced bitterness into the finish... Absolutely one of the best beers I’ve had 5o date as the slick mouthfeel on this beer makes it unreal!
llkc (960) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
duft: cacao chokolade. lidt rom sød. tobak
smag:kaffe krydret efter et par slurke meget hot
rxeight (2154) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2015 750 bottle. Tastes like Old euro stout. Burnt coffee. Bitter roast. Not getting any coffee or pepper. Maybe it was better 3 years ago. 4/22/15 2.7
750ml, A bit better this time. Still Euro malt. Smoked malt. Getting a touch of pepper
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jake at weekly tasting. Pours black brown ring. Nose/taste of coffee, roast chocolate, chili pepper, dark chocolate and dry brownie. Dry chocolate finish. Medium body.
vtafro (5535) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks jake. Black pour with tan head. Coffee and dry roasted aromas, touch of spice on the end. Roasted, coffee and some spice flavors.
JStax (4298) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour into a snifter. Pours a thick, viscous black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has smoke, peppers, caramel, coffee, ash. Taste is smoky and sweet. Thicker mouthfeel with low to moderate carbonation.
wchesser (1668) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from errl forever ago! Thanks, Chris! Dark black, not super viscous but up there. Nose is terrific coffee, dark and burnt malt, light sweet vanilla. Flavor follows nose, smooth coffee, lightly sweet vanilla and dark chocolate, with chipotle just lending a bit of heat without much chipotle flavor. Rich, but not decadent. Smoother than the regular Rodeo, presumably from the better coffee. Good stuff.
Tmoney99 (12736) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, hot spice and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted dark chocolate and spice malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and spice finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a dark cola brown color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, great coffee notes, chocolate, chipotle peppers, mild smokey character, everything I get is good, my only knock on this is the lack of carbonation, nothing really pops, more carbonation makes this a 4 for sure.