swanmann (722) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours DARK chocolate brown with fluffy tan-orange head. Smokey aromas chocolate, barbecue and alcohol. Nice flavors of mocha and chili. It’s full bodied, a little slick and moderately carbed. The burn sticks in your throat so be ready. DELICIOUS
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at dak’s 9/5/10.
beautiful beer... thick, black and menacing capped by by an orange tinted brown head.
the aroma is more bacon-y than the beer geek bacon we just finished!... mixed in are notes of earhty spicy chiles, smoke, vegetals, peppercorns, roast and chocolate.
the flavor is the same only with some ashiness and a mild tartness on the finish. heat shows up in the back of the throat.
it is medium bodied and creamy though much thinner than expected. 8/5/7/3/15
zdk (1854) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared at 5000 tasting - nice and spicey, chocolate and a bit of roast. Very tasty smokey and throat burning. Perfect dark, spicy ale.
Habanero (3864) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours black with a huge creamy, tan head with fair lacings. Nose of roasted maltand smokey notes. Flavour of chocolate, roast and chili. Full bodied, Average carbonation and oily texture. Ends up with a nice chili taste. My favorites chilis and beers combined: Nice!
drpimento (2971) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great brew. Poured with a large tan head that quickly settled down to a light cover that lasts and some lace. Color is an absolutely opaque brown black. Aroma is dark malt, loam, toffee, cocoa, coffee, and a hint of chipotle. Flavor is much the same as nose with a little bittersweetness coming out. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and has good lenght. Very easy, slow drinking beer with just enough edge from the chipotle to keep it interesting. Well done.
humlelala (1282) - DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on tap @ Café Langebro) Pours pitch black with a rich, toffee head that laces the glass. Aroma of smoke that is gradually complemented by vinous notes as the brew gains room temperature. Taste is very classical porter style with an absence of sweetness and dominance of the dark bitterness of hops and toasted malts. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate and a distinct, gently burning chili aftertaste. Creamy on the palate, full-bodied, softly carbonated and with a long, burning finish. Girlfriend says: "It tickles the tongue in the beginning."
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample thanks to Armin. Dark chocolate brown pour, little carbonation and an aroma of chipotle peppers(and nothing else.) Flavor is light malt, spicy chipotle peppers and a nice smokey heat that lingers. Very good for a chili beer!
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] shared by Armin. Thanks! Pours tarry black with a large head of big bubbles. Aroma is smoky, moderately roasty and ashy, and the pepper is in the background. Flavor is nicely roasty, perfect amount of pepper spiciness hiding behind the smoke. Finish is a nice lingering heat and roast.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Discount Liquor, pours dark black with off white almost tan head, aroma has notes of vegetal peppers, smoke, chocolate, touch of wine taste. Taste is some nice smoke, chocolate, slight vegetal notes with a nice peppery slightly hot finish with a slightly dry finish. Good stuff, the peppers are spicy but compliment instead of take over the beer.
Marvid (45) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refreshing taste with hints of coffee, chocolate, chili. A flavor that is most similar to moist air the day after rain and very refreshing. Strong smoky aftertaste.