zvsn (1017) - ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting . Thanks Stas & Vova. Deep brown black with a stable tan head. Smell of roasted malt, coffee beans, chocolate, herbs. Taste - sweet, roasted grains, chilli, cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, mild bitter finish. Med full bodied, smooth and creamy. Good.
MisoW (2292) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black color, dark beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, chilli, spicy. Taste medium bitter, medium sweet, coffee, vanilla, chilli, cocoa, roasted malt.
ramboraffe (1236) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle at bar Holy Moly, Göteborg. Pours black with tanned head. Smell is roasted malt, coffee and a lot of chocolate. Taste is roasted malt with coffee, chocolate and some mild chili and complex fruitiness. Heavy complex body. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa and some vegetal chili peppers. Roasty flavor with coffee, chocolate and mild chili. Medium to full-bodied. Good, but I can’t find most of the adjuncts here.
thb (750) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No idea what purpose all those extras serve, but man is this good. Gooey black pour. Aromas of roast, chocolate, spice. Smooth mouthfeel, balance. Lovely.
pantumnuss (61) - POLAND - JAN 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is really black. The head seems like a chocolate syrup. Beer smooth like jazz, creamy with full body and low carbonation. I expected more chili but its well balanced and it has a medium bitterness. You can smell out the avokado but I can’t find it in the taste. Full of chocolate, bready/roasted/smoked aromas. I can only says WOW.
Pringao_Toribi (312) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: chocolate spicy beer.
Aroma: light chocolate, nuts, chile.
Appearance: pours black with cream foam.
Taste: light sweet to medium spiced/bitter.
Palate: very drinkable, lasting spicy finish
neongolden (753) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml bottle from Ølbutikken) Pours black with a big frothy dense medium tan head leaving impressive lacework. Aroma reminds me of mole, with dark chocolate and a smoky, savoury and spicy blend of chilies in the foreground. A nutty refried bean note. A little dark malt sweetness. A bit of fresh herbs. Palate has dry unsweetened chocolate powder, some lightly sweet malt core, nutty creamy character in the middle recalls horchata, fresh leafy herbs, finish has an interesting herbal tang along with savoury smoky chili peppers. Just a little spice in the dry powdery smoke aftertaste. Lightish body for style, creamy feel, with soft carb. It’s an interesting version of mole as a beer but I think bigger flavour concentration to match the nose would be ideal.
Pliny_SR (37) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Draft @ Mikkeller Bar SF on 1/19/15. Pours dark brown in color with slight tan head. Aroma of chills, chocolate, with some sweet almond and smoke. Flavor is chocolate, brown sugar, noticeable but not overbearing chili, and some smoke. Mouthfeel is relatively thin. Very nice flavor profile, although personally I would have enjoyed some more chili pepper heat.
thegreek314 (8) - - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sadly the aroma is kind of lacking you gets hints of chocolate & chili. The appearance is beautiful! Nice dark body with a tan head what you expect in a stout. The flavor profile is where it knocks it out of the park. Up front you get a chocolate coffee taste with a nice chili & black bean finish. The little bit of spice adds & the black bean adds more body to it. The mouth feel is a little harsh but it works.