Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty much black. Into the goblet w/o much head. Fat rich malt, lots of chocolate and dark fruits. The palate has a stack of bitter chocolatw (not even close to Mexican) and a subtle chipotle character. Some rounded ancho notes, lots of deep chocolatey porter stuff. I personally wod like it smokier but this is nice.
ALLOVATE (2894) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried @ Grain Cru - Roll Out the Barrels, Belgian Beer Café.
Opaque black with a depleting tan head and minimal carbonation. Aroma has hints of dark chocolate, charred grain, way too much of ’smoker’s lounge’ ash and tar and a piercing, acidic and herbal hit of green peppers. Good all encompassing mouthfeel, quite smooth and velvety. Dark chocolate is prevalent with a touch of aniseed aiding its liquorish dwell. The swallow spoils all this. Hot burn with an acidity that is actually pleasant but it is the tobacco smoke and emphysema-esque, smokers breath that is far too lingering. It is a husky, tobacco ridden, spiced choc-block overall. Not my thing. (33cL, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
20 cl tasting glass @ Mikkeller bar in Copenhagen, Denmark. Beautiful, chocolate brown pour with thin cocoa-tint head. Aroma of chocolate and heat (something is lurking in there). Almost like a paprika tingle to the nose. A fanatastic porter! Ideal temperature for imbibing . . . the beer has a velvety mouthfeel, coats the palate with a roasted, smokiness paired with the previously mentioned chocolate notes and then . . . the money shot. Boom! The pepper hits the back of the throat! I am in awe of this beer. Probably one of the most amazing beer experiences of my life. What can I say? I bought a 750 cl bottle and drank it when I got back to Sweden.
Jimmythespoon (472) - - JUL 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow Great beer. Really feel the chill in your mouth but at the same time quite refreshing. Aroma strong yet smooth.
brnandersen (3272) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml. bottle. Black with a creamy, dense tan head. Aroma with roasted malts, dark chocolate and a hint of smoke. Taste is slightly sweet (and chili burning!) with chilli and chocolate, roasted malts. Medium body, average carbonation and an oily texture. Finishes with chocolate and a nice chilli burn. This beer literally makes me sweat of the intense chilli burn. Well made, and my best spiced up beer so far!
greenclansman (905) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUL 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Shared with jimmythespoon at brewfellas.
Black color,small foam, burning taste and aftertaste. Chilly,pepper etc.
I dont like it at all. its my opinion, but i can understand that its a very interesting and nice beer for others. for me, its too much. i cant stand the burning feeling at my throat.
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grifo. Vaso de ˝ Pinta. Saboreada en jun´12. Color negro coronada por espuma beige amarronado de burbuja mediana y que se disipa con lentitud. Capa cremosa. En nariz, maltas torrefactas, notas picantes, pan quemado y levadura. Sabores de maltas torrefactas dulces y café, con matices de chocolate. Sutil guindilla en el intermedio con moderado amargor. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación media. Paladar sabroso y abundante. Final intenso de granos de café torrefactos y retrogusto picante y largo. Cerveza con un sorprendente equilibrio de sabores.
On-tap. ˝ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Black color headed by brownish beige froth. Medium size bubbled, rocky, slowly dissipated crown. Roasted malts, spicy notes, burnt bread & yeast to the nose. Sweet roasted malt & coffee flavors with chocolate hues. Subtle spicy chili & moderate bitterness in the middle. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Flavorful & plentiful palate. Intense roasted coffee grains finish & long peppery aftertaste. Amazing well balanced flavor beer.
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured up on tap at Delirium Hoppy Loft with deep dark body with mocha colored head and sheet lacing. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, toasted toffee, dark roasted coffee and chocolate. The taste quickly gives up dark roasted malts, burnt malts, chocolate and dark roasted coffee. Moments later it moves into growing chili pepper meat and chili pepper heat. The heat from the chili grows and grows into firm levels into the finish leaving warmth in the mouth deep into the after taste. Great looking beer with tasty execution of roastiness and chili pepper like heat.
SirLimpsalot (3805) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lite diskret kaffedoft. Smaken även den inte så stor men tydlig hetta av chilipeppar. Annars lite små rostade toner. Ganska trevlig.
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GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour with a reddish/brown head. Sweet malty aroma with a chocolaty burst and a hint of the chili peppers. Initial burst of flavor is like a delicious standard porter but the finish has a burst of spice that leaves a lingering tingle on the tongue and lips with flavors reminiscent of a mole sauce. Deep and flavorful with a full body and very warming, this is an impressive beer.