JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: near black, with a dense, creamy dark tan head you could float a quarter on and that lasts forever, leaving silky curtains of tight-bubbled lacing. Aroma: dark and milk chocolate, pudding, a bit of black pepper and roasted nuts, café au lait, some leafy herb notes. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate right up front, some roast coffee beans, crème fraiche, with a slowly-building but gentle heat. Finish: the peppery heat stays balanced with lingering creamy, bittersweet chocolate notes and a tiny hint of that herb garden note. Notes: Simply outstanding. I’m guessing this is a version of his Texas Ranger (chipotle porter), but with the focus on south-of-the-border ingredients. It works. Not sure what the black beans and avocado leaves provide, but the overall product is like a sweetish milk stout perfectly laced with (I’m guessing) ancho chiles.
pentaz (830) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours black with a lasting and lacing light brown creamy medium head. Aroma is sweet with cocoa, burnt malt, caramel, grain, chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, peppers, vanilla, licorice, herbs and spices. Taste is moderate sweet, light+ bitter with a mild chili bite. Body is medium+, text is creamy/thick, carbonation is soft. Finishes sweet and roasted. Intriguing, enjoyable and very drinkable. Quite a feat
NicolaiH (53) - - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, CPH North. Fresh and lively cocoa and cognac on the nose, pours a thin black with caramel head. Hints of spicy to augment bottom of smoke, beans and light hop. Fleeting finish, with some complexity.
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Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle enjoyed at home with family and tacos. Pours nearly black with thick, dense, creamy mocha head that sticks around and leaves all kinds of lacing. Aroma is mostly cocoa, roasty, with a bit of pepper. Taste - surprisingly dry, unsweetened cocoa and a nice bit of chili spice at the back of the throat. Avocado leaf is huge in this, and dominates the flavor. (Okay, seriously have no idea what the hell avocado leaf tastes like or what it adds to this.). Spice lingers nicely, bitterness muted. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture, alternatingly feeling a little thin and a bit viscous (don't know how that's possible, but that is what I'm feeling). Some tanginess. Overall: not stoked by the first few sips, but this one grew on me quite a bit, and I was loving every sip by the end. A unique beer (an elaboration on a chili-spiced stout i guess) that really comes together.
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weihenweizen (1482) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a lager glass. Pours coal black with big fluffy medium brown head. Aroma is dry chocolate, medium body, medium carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is dry, dark cocoa, some peppers, and spices. Irish stout with spices, not my thing.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at el bait shop. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a lotmof lacing in the glass. A bit of chili pepper on the nose. Has some spices on the tongue but they’re faint. Finishes clean. I’ve been wanting to try this for months and it didn’t do much for me.
alexsdad06 (4354) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, spices, a splash of vanilla and some berry like fruit. The flavor has a nice spicy bite to it, roasted malts, char, chocolate, earth and some berry fruits. Quite a bit going on here; pretty interesting.
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chill your beans. Imagine a story set in the Lone Star State, a Texas Manger if you will. A future President born to promote harsh criminal punishment and an advocate of the death penalty. Visited upon his birth by NRA members giving gifts of automatic machine guns. Pro censorship and the removal of equal rights for homosexuals. Oh, it’s inflammatory stuff alright. Good job it’s fiction, the creation of my nonsense imagination.
MrHangover (2075) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark, almost black beer with a nice, creamy tanned head on top with beautiful lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty, chocolate, vanilla and some nutty influences. Flavor is quite sweet with a thick mouthfeel. The chili only shines trough a little bit and that’s quite disappointing. The overall flavor has loads of coffee and chocolate notes and is quite sweet. Decent brew, but I’m missing the chili!
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai thx to joes. Pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells sweet, roasty, coffee, chocolate.. Great smell! Tastes peppery, roasty, chocolate.. Pretty deep and nice taste. Not burning or anything. Medium to full body, nice carbo. Good beer.