fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Courtesy of Secret Winter Santa ]. Clear dark dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, spicy notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark malt, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Earl Of Essex, London. More or less pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is mild pepper, some roasted malts, liquorice and mild alcohol as well. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, some peppery notes along with mild ripe fruits and berries. Nice peppery aftertaste. Suits Earl Of Essex burgers well!
saxo (13337) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, chocolate, chili pepper, vegetables and hops.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with spare tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, baby diapers, light coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, light pepper, and raisins.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. The aroma is mainly malty porter - chocolate and perhaps a little spice. Mellow, a tiny bit peppery and a chocolate fudge accent. The pepper mainly comes through in the aftertaste for me.
jcwattsrugger (10918) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a tan head with black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-molasses/ashy, some earthy. Taste is ashy dark malt-roasty/molasses/dark chocolate/peat, jalepeno, secondary earthy hops. The jalepeno builds after ½ a pint.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Fade to Black
Date: October 11, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: opaque dark brown, dense tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice chili pepper bite with a mild lingering chili burn
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
thewolf (10701) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg.de.
Pours black with a small, thin, beige film head. Aroma is sweet, dark chocolate, light tar, some roasted malts and a soft vegetable note. Medium carbonation, fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour is quite sweet, kinda sugary, mildly roasted. Finishes off with a medium, rather firm chili bite.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very dark brown/black with a creamy/bubbly tan head. Aroma of chocolate with a definite chili accompaniment. Full bodied with foamy/creamy carb. Flavor is definitely chili with chocolate and maybe a bit of anise. Smoke fer sure. It’s all very smooth, and it finishes with chili heat on the tongue. Subtle compared to many chili ales.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma of subtle black pepper. The taste is subtle enough in the taste that this is a very enjoyable beer.