teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. The bottle looks cool, no doubts about it. The corsk jumps out with a loud pop, lots of pressure in this tiny bottle. Foam starts coming out slowly, gusher warning. It pours dark ruby / mahogany in the glass with a huge off-white head. Tiny bubbles that stick around and last long. Aroma is a tad weaker than you could expect. Nothing realy jumps in your face but you can easily distinguish raisins, red peppers, blood, yeast. Some cinnamon and bread in there, plus mix of dried fruits. Taste is on the sweet side with a slightly acidic kick in the end. You can raisins, cinnamon, bread, plums and chili in the end. It finishes a bit warming, but nothing to put me off. Actually I find the chili to be very well integrated. Some sort of orange zest kinde feel to it as well. Mouthfeel is medium to tick with huge carbonation. Nothing that a good ol’ swirl can’t resolve. Overall, this is good stuff. I think the spices added work perfectly with the base beer. Only complain would be the weak aroma, even at room temp. Very good nonetheless.
Nische (633) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 Pours dark with an off-white head. Malty aroma with some caramel, raisins, chocolate and spices. Lots of flavor including chocolate, dried fruit and some roasted notes. Very complex.
StefanSD (2068) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2013 375ml C&C bottle from sprouts. Pours a dark brown color with a big khaki colored head that has good retention. The aroma featured dark fruits, raisins, dates and figs. The taste was similar to the nose, lot of dark fruits, nuts, and cola. The palate was full and smooth with lively carbonation. The finish was long and sweet. Overall: Nice brewski.
Joakgust (821) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 375ml - Opaque dark red brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of dates, raisins, spices, honey, chicken broth and apricots. Flavor is spicy with notes of caramel, raisins, spices and licorice. Very complex and balanced beer.
larsniclas (5519) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Very dark brown with a beige head.
Roasted, vinous aroma with brown sugar anddark chocolate.
Very vinous and fizzy mouthfeel.
Sweet and roasted flavour. Chocolate, figs and sweet, dried fruits in the flavour.
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of tar, syrup. Dark brown, muddy colour. Brown, very high head. Aroma of alcohol, rum, oak, raisins, spices. Medium sweet, also bitter. Oily and thick texture. Surprisingly fizzy and sharp carbon.
tkrjukoff (4019) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ brewery. Pours dark mahogany with a small beige head. Spicy chili citric fruity yeasty a bit boozy with some sweetness. Good longlived aftertaste.
marcus (6300) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a large tan head and a chocolate and spice aroma. There is a sour chocolate and treacle flavor with a lot of spice tastes.
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 c&c from Malt & Vine. Pours very dark brown/black with a creamy beige head. Spicy chili aroma. Med body. Near fizzy carb. Flavor of chili, chocolate and darkish malt. Cinnamon. Very interesting. Chili spiced Mexican chocolate. Quite nice.
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark dark, big tanned head with big ugly bubblews. Smells of raisins, cinnamon, belgian yeast esters, spices and malts. Heavy sweet, oaky, red wine and raisins, spicy. A port feel to it all really. Moderate bitter finish. A quite excuisite beer