alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours black with a creamy beige head. The nose has chili peppers, chocolate, vanilla and light smoke. The flavor opens with chocolate, light smoke, chili peppers, and a touch of ash. The chili peppers become stronger with each taste. Quite a bit going at 6.6‰.
rosenbergh (9685) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. From bierkompass.de.
Black colour with dark brown head. Looks like chocolate.
Roasted malt, mild burned elements, milk and dark chocolate, fresh bitter hops, vanilla and cocoa.
Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, bitterish hops and burning chili.
Nice burning aftertaste. Roasted malt and chocolate balances. Rich palate. Tasty.
Kristall-König (2674) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dunkelmalziger Geruch, rauchig nach geräuchertem Paprikapulver. Rauchig-dunkelmalziger Antrunk. Mittig geräucherte Paprika, Malzschokolade und einsetzende Schärfe. Rauchiger Abgang, stark malzig mit einer gewissen Süße und brennender Schärfe. Sehr gut - echt scharf.
kryon (2291) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark as hell with high frothy thick head
Dark bready aromas. Coffee, chocolate
Distinct coffee beans, sticky chili taste, medium bitterness.
A bit watery. Quite creamy.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle at home. Looks beautiful, like an espresso coffee with a jet black colour and a fair brown head that settles to a cap. Aroma of vanilla, chilli’s, roasty malt and alcohol. Similar flavours with the chilli really coming through the dark chocolate and burnt toast characters. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering chilli’s and chocolate again. Lovely.
Holmen1 (4351) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012 0,4 fra fat på Cafe Viking. Kullsort og med kraftig smak av kaffe og mørk lakris med et snev av chili. Helt problemfritt etter en babbe. En lang nytelse selv i et røykfylt lokale.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
think inky black, with a dense brown crown......looks so thick. Pungent heavy coffee aroma, massive chocolate, good leather, ans yes there is spicy pepper. Do I like this aroma?? Spice really heats up the palate. Heavy thickness is the flavor. Coffee, leather, heat, backer chocolate. SO VERY THICK! The lacing is ridiculous.This is not a hot day after yard work beer.....sigh. My burp had a nice grape fruit hop flavour. I do dig the heat in the brew its perfectly balanced with the flavour. high quality brew perfectly executed but this was not what i wanted to night.
VertBaconStrips (2273) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can’t decide which is better - this or the barrel aged version. I’m flip flopping and even flop flipping. Black with a large brown cap that leaves lots of sticky stuff. Choco, hot pepper veggie smell, roast, perio disease, mellow roast but lots of it, maybe honey, green peppercorns - not bad. The taste is ok but the green pepper veggie thing dont work for me. Choco, earth, leather, heavy roast that is sucked from my unbrushed teeth, maybe cherry. Finishes dry and hot, thick mouth feel on occasion. Meh. Pretty balanced though. Doesn’t hold a candle to the PipeWorks Ancho chili thing they brought on the 2010 RBSG bus to ypsilanti.
TBone (15542) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml (Drink Shop, BB ?? 10)
Dark opaque brown color, good creamy brown head. Coffeish chocolaty aroma, roasted with herbal notes. A bit milky too. Not so pleasant. Maybe because of chili? Medium-bodied. Coffee, burnt-roasted maltyness. Some tar/smoke and milky sweetness. Gimmick here is nice chipotle burn in the aftertaste. Otherwise this is not the best of Mikkeller Impys but chili works here very well.
Marduk (5345) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Black color. Creamy thick beige head. Chilly, dark chocolate in aroma, oranges. Taste is pretty much the same, chilly bites. Spicy ending.