thirstyrabbit (1663) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark body, medium tan head. Sweet and roasty aroma with some coffee. Big sweet and roasty taste. Finish reveals the chili heat. Not sure if I like chili in beers or not. If you want your beer to taste hot, why not just crank up the ABV? The stout base is good, however.
Nische (1654) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with brown medium head. Aroma of coffee, spices, liquorice and burned grass. Taste of chocolate, espresso, wood, chili, pepper and smoke. Could be a little more chili in it to get more flavour than just a dry bitterness.
vanvenlo (1652) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(26-Oct-2015)Light roast choc coffee aroma.Black,ok head&nice thick sheet lace.Choc plum spice flavour.Chilli roast choc finish&hot spice roast aftertaste.
bleeng (1651) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Anvil Houston 7/30/10. Black with a big tan head. Nose is chocolate with a light peppery aroma. Taste is very sharp and the peppers come out strong. Tangy and hot with some coffee flavors. Very dry. Body is medium and fluffy. Interesting but a glass was enough-a bomber needs to be shared.
JHeath99 (1634) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by ttroha. Pours a deep dark opaque black with a layer of toffee head. Aroma of booze and coffee. Taste of roasted malts and booziness.
tmrmwel (1632) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Pingvinen, Bergen. Pours an almost perfect black, with a fingerthick creamy and coloured head. Like a proper stout should. And, Öwhat? Not a stout? But the aroma is nice burned malts, with coffee, chocolate and toffee notes. The body is nicely creamy, with a soft carbonation. And the flavour is sweet with burned malts, coffee, chocolate andÖ Hmmm, black pepper. And chili. Yes, lots of chili, and itís getting hotter and hotter throughout the finish. Someone might argue that itís a bit over the top with all this perppery chili? Well maybe not your average stout, but it sure kicks hard and strong for a 6,6 ABV. Nice one.
dnicolaescu (1630) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 33 CL. Opaque black, espresso head. At just 6,6, the aroma is of a ĄbigĒ impy - rich sweet dark chocolate and cocoa, coffee and molasses. Notes of spicy chilies and, especially, some smoke. The taste follows the aroma (though, it is not as big): classic chocolate/cocoa, the sweetness is easily balanced by burnt woody notes as well as roasty acidity ans light grassy hops. You can barely feel the heat of the chilies. Medium, smooth body. Very good.
tfredvik (1616) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 This is the most viscous looking beer Iíve had in a very long time: the pitch black liquid barely drips out the bottle! A large, creamy and very dense head with a scary dark brown colour forms easily and stays big for a long time before settling as a thick layer. Lots of foam is still clinging to the glass after the Texas Ranger is gone. The aroma is very strong and not surprisingly on the malty side. Itís heavily roasted with dark caramel, coffee and liquorice, some fainter chocolate and in the back I get traces of fruits and berries and even some juicy tobacco. Delicious! I canít say I pick up any chilli in the aroma, but the chipotle certainly is obvious in the flavours! Especially in the long, moderate bitter aftertaste, the burning chilli makes this a beer you donít hurl down, this is definitely a sipper. The initial taste is moderate sweet, and this soothes the palate for a while, until the next wave of chilli attacks. Other flavours include roasted notes, coffee and liquorice, and more pronounced notes of chocolate and tobacco that I found in the flavours. I also get vague hints of leather. The mouthfeel (and throat feel!) is very rough due to the chilli, and in the beginning it was actually a bit unpleasant. Further down in the glass Iím slowly getting used to the roughness. The body is full, the texture is very oily and slick, the carbonation is soft. A wonderful and intense beer, although itís a bit demanding. The most demanding part is of course all the googling thatís involved: how to pronounce "chipotle"?
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Barbers fake Christmas day do, bought from Brewtique, Macclesfield. Poured very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma Iím really liking the hint of chilli, chocolate, leather. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, some smoke, I really liked the amount of chilli kick in the flavour too. I love chilli and I love chilli beer when done right like this. Interesting and tasty.
Foffern (1600) - BodÝ, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Henriks. Dark black colour with a small dark beige, almost creamy, head. Pleasant and classic stout aromas of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate with a hint of smoke. The flavours is mostly parallel with the aromas but feels a bit sweeter in the mouth. It ends with a accelerating chili bitterness that lasts. I regularly donít fancy very hot food, but this chili-burn in my mouth feels pleasant in the end. A fantastic creation!