esp0r (1258) - NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Micro Bar, Reykjavik
First of all i have to say that this beer has an awsome label. It pours black with a thin brown head. Smells of fruity yeast, chili, coffee, roasted malts and some vegetables. Taste is moderate sweet, a nice sting of chili, also some strange but suiting things i think is the vegetables added. Moderate bitter with a nice aftertaste of chili that lasts for a while. An interesting beer
mcberko (4046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a thick jet black with a voluminous brown head. A whole whack of notes on the nose, full of chilli peppers, cocoa powder, a hint of black beans, and some lactic notes. Flavour brings out a weird mix of notes that somehow all work together, including chilli peppers, cocoa powder, bitter unsweetened dark chocolate, roasted malt and some black beans. Extremely thick-bodied perhaps added to by the almond milk, spicy and very roasted on the finish. Somehow this fucked up mix of ingredients works in unison. Very good stuff. A successful experiment by Mikkeller.
Beergeek23322 (416) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours thick black with a huge brown/tan head. Aromas are licorice, roasted male and spices. The chili peppers show through but some of the other ingredients are lost. Iím not sure what to think of this one. I want to like it, but something just doesnít work.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours tar black with a mid-sized, creamy, cappuccino head. Excellent retention. The bouquet furnishes big-time fudge, toasted pistachios and vanilla. Medium-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor presents fudge, nuts and vanilla flanked by a hint of sea salt. Finishes fairly bland and flat with some chili pepper warmth at the wee end. Bottle courtesy of Plovmand!
Imperial_Scout (117) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into 12 oz snifter from draft. Black with tan head. Nose is roasty, chocolate anda bit of sweet chili. Nice smokey taste with a hop bite in the middle and a smooth finish, possible from the almond milk. Nicely Blended. Good Beer.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle (BB Brevinga, Riga)
Pours jet black, and with an almost krausen-like dark tan head - very sticky and messy on t he glass. Smells sweet and burnt. OK palate, decent carbonation. Retronasals burnt and ashy. Slight chemical and acidic burn from both the ash and the hint of chilli. Burnt and shit, thatís all youíre left with. What a fucking waste of ingredients - thereís nothing of interest in the taste at all, they could have just disolved a lump of coal in some vodka and then diluted it to taste. Another failed experiment, which will no doubt have the fanbois in a fapping frenzy - thank god I donít have to watch.
Martinus (1777) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear black colour, tan head. Aroma of rasted malts, green pepper, almond and chocolate. Bitter flavour, roasted malts, green bell pepper (paprika), herbs. Creamy body, finish light chili pepper and roasted malts.
Not a lot of pepper for a beer brewed with chilies.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)
deyholla (4786) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates very slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts and coffee with a bit of chili and earthy veggie underlying. Flavor starts with strong dark grains and roasted malts with a bit of coffee and a underlying chili note. A bit muddled
badlizard (5154) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a thick creamy brown head. Chocolate, Mexican chocolate, chili powder, and amber aroma. Tastes of chocolate, amber, vegetal coffee like flavors, and evident chili flavors. The "black turtle beans" and "Avocado blades" arenít really coming through. Thick bright creamy palate. Pretty good. People who havenít grown up near the Mexican border might not get that the label is a spoof of the road signs to indicate migrant crossing.
Rangi (381) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 9, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I donít know if this is the beer that was promised to me. I can only judge this beer on what was given. I asked and I expected a chili blast. The girl on the label was being lead away/stolen away by a man, she holding a chilli. This in my mind meant extreme if not awesome chilli hit. I got everything a tasty beer full of flavour. It looked great. But besides all that I did not get the tasty intense chilli hit. Did it die away? Is it the bottle stores fault there is no best before date. Are my taste buds chilli resistant? Probably not. Oh well it was still tasty. I drunk it! It just was not what was described or what turned up.