jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bootle- lovely dark colour, with a good malt aroma. lovely sweet initial taste with a creeping death chilli burn. Wonderful beer.
shoulderbroken (3479) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Belg Aube Roppongi. Dark brown, dark golden small bubbly head. Looks dangerous and dirty. Aroma is roasty, lots of coffee bitterness, lots of spicy chilli. Taste is nice, coffee bitter initially, spice creeps up at the end to a full on chilli taste. Slightly smoky. Long spice and smoke finish. Got a real bite to it. Exactly what I needed at this stage, a few drinks down the line. But one was definitely enough.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is roast, coffee, slight smoke, molasses and bready malt. Flavour is coffee, sharp pepper, roasty malt, bread, sharper pepper, faint caramel, sharper pepper > continue >>>...
Good thing I like spicy.
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a deep black with an enormous mocha head that dissapated slowly leaving intense lacing. Aroma includes roasted malt, smoke, and pepper. Taste begins with coffee and roasted malt before bakers chocolate is introduced leading to a peppery finish with slight chipotle burn on the throat. Nice mouthfeel with smokiness and relatively intense chipotle flavor/burn lingering. Chipotle should have been better balanced (e.g., Stone 11/11/11 blending green chili).
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A little smoky, a bit more chocolately, and a lot more firey. I’m not sure it comes together, but Im not complaining.
rumproasts (4825) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Deep brown, near black. This is amazing. Pepper is very subtle heat. Really smooth porter with huge rich malt.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a thick brown head. Very strong aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Great flavour. chocolate toasted barley and coffee, all slowly melding together into a very smokey cpicy finish. Fastastic.
Koelschtrinker (16284) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Würzig malziger Beginn, leichte Schooladennoten. Hintergründig scharfe Noten, pfeffrig. Die Malzigkeit nimmt wenig ab, die würzigen Noten werden intensiver, die Schärfe nimmt zu. Süß-pfiffriges Finish, die Schärfebleibt gerade noch in angenehmem Rahmen, leicht brotig. 12/11/9/9/6/10
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared this bottle with people in line at the CBS release. Poured from a 750ml into my Deschutes snifter.
A: Pours a dark brown with a nice khaki head and leaves a webbed lace down the glass.
S: Smells of green peppers, a little chocolate and a little malt bill. The pepper is dominated which I expected.
T: The taste blows the smell out of the water. A great smokiness is present first and foremost. The spice from the chipotle gives it a great kick and there is a green paper freshness that is great. There is a slight sweet chocolate on the backend that really rounds it out.
M: Refreshing and spicy, medium bodied with a nice carbonation.
O: The nose wasn’t too inviting but the taste more than made up for it. Very well balanced. The best pepper beer out there.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-02-2011
Strykzone (6273) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Samped st an esbls tadting. Black with a swirly tan head. Bourbon smell with pepper and wood. I taste peppers but it is not hot. Soy and some vanilla with spices. Intetesting and tasty.