thb (807) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick black pour with creamy brown head (plenty of it, and it lingers). Aroma is rich and stouty - roasted barley, chocolate, leather. Taste is big and bold - great stout which comes across almost as an imperial. Sweetness cut by bitterness and through it all the heat from the chilis. Heat from the chilis replaces the heat from alcohol in stronger stouts. The heat is maybe a bit much in the finish (and I like heat).
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Craft Beer Co - 14/09/12.
Pitch black with a thin coffee head which soon thin and good lacing ensued.
Nose is sweet malt, chocolate, and a little woody smokiness.
Tastes of charred wood, sweet chocolate, burnt tones, chilli and a little medicinal at the end, almost whisky like.
Medium bodied, but fairly chewy, moderate carbonation, smoky finish.
Idiosynkrasie (6519) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black colour with average, frothy to creamy, lasting, lacing, brown head. Roasty, dark malty aroma with notes of leather, herbs, spice, already peppery hints of chili in the nose. Taste is intense dark malty, dry and roasty, hints of dark chocolate, lasting hot, peppery aftertaste; also a Black IPA-like hop note in the finish.
Gryphon180sx (6) - perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: chocolate, roasty, toast, coffee, resin, leather,
Appearance:black, minimal head, tan foam,
Taste:heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, chilli aftertaste
Palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Overall: I like my stouts and porters and i love chilli so this is one ill come back to over and over
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at CBC, London. It pours a dark brown/almost black colour with a small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, raisins, figs, licorice and red wine. Taste is mostly sweet with a closing bitterness from the roasted malts. Notes of wood, coffee, smoke. FinIsh is bitter and hot. The chili peppers show themselves in the lingering hot and spicy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is quite thick with good carbonation. Overall, an outstanding chili stout, with just the perfect amount of spiciness.
Lowenbrau (3232) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Roast and spicy aromas. Pours very dark, opaque, with really nice creamy dense tan head, persistent, with some good lacework. Fullbodied, soft carbonation and oily exture. Taste is really hot, chipotle dominant, with some notes of roasted malts. Aftertaste is really long and spicy. Enjoyable if you are into spices...
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at work. ( I never get tired of saying that). Poured into one of our sampler tulips. Pours medium deep brown, with a black core, thin dark tan head, spotty lacing - surprisingly poor lacing for a draught sample. Nose is big chipotle, very dry and spicy pepper notes with light smoke, sweet toffee/fudge, marshmallows, hickory, and cocoa powder. Flavours of spicy coffee, very woody, like hickory or maple smoke, plus lots of smoke, fudge, and plenty of earth. Not the equal of the Speyside Edition, but then what is?
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Jag har drucket en likanande öl innan, ’Chili’ från Helsingborgs bryggeri. Jag var inte alls imponerad av deras öl även om den var relativt innovativ och jag är lite osäker på huruvida jag gillar denna eller inte. Jag gillar den mörka rostade smaken och den krämiga och bastanta kroppen, men jag gillar inte känslan av chili i halsen. Om chilin hade varit försiktigare så hade ölen varit avsevärt mycket bättre.
doftar lite ketchup
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color with a medium-sized dark brown head. Roasted malt in the aroma with notes of chocolate, dark fruits and some spiciness. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, bitterness and slight smokiness. Quite dry finish and nice burning aftertaste.
Gachupines (1251) - USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee with notes of chocolate. Flavor is intense, surprised this isn’t a stronger beer. Strong roasted coffee bitterness mellowed out with a sweet dark chocolate finish. Finish was fairly mild then there’s just a slight pepper bite in the finish. Smokey throughout and aftertaste is rich but not cloying. Impressive beer, well worth finding.