ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a big mocha head, looks great. Nose is oats, coffee and earthy malt. Flavour is all coffee, dark chocolate intensity up front, then comes the chilli, warming everything up. The chilli and chocolate balance is near perfect. Lovely slick, robust mouthfeel. Finish is more of that play between the chilli and chocolate. Epic.
ICEatALAMO (1099) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour is a very dark brown with a lingering head. The aroma is all porter, not much else. The taste is has the taste of peppers as soon as you take a drink. Lingers throughout, but not overly hot just a good spice. Quality beer and nailed what they were trying.
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cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Queen’s Quay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 24, 2014
Part of the 2014 Mikkeller LCBO feature. The beer pours a dark brown with black edges and a dark brown creamy cap. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and peppers. The mouthfeel is full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is roasted malt, sweet chocolate, coffee, and a definite chipotle pepper note. A very good beer.
Joakgust (1094) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl - Opaque brown beer with a large brown head. Aroma is spicy with notes of chocolate, chipotle, chili spiced rice and roasted barley. Flavor is spicy with notes of roasted barley, chili, chipotle, caramel, licorice and rice. Great interesting beer.
humlelala (1094) - 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."
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
big bottle. Pours black with a big brown head. Nose is of chocolate and smoke. Taste starts off with chocolate and ash, then the chili peppers become more and more noticeable over time. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry and spicy finish. Very interesting.
fellebag (1089) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Large dark grey brown head. Foamy. Aroma is gun powder, licorice with some chocolate hidden behind the licorice. Flavour is toast, chocolate, licorice and chili for the finish.
Gachupines (1052) - 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.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, An opaque pitch black beer, with a large, frothy, creamy, mostly lasting brown head. The aroma is moderately malty. There are notes of roasted grains, chocolate, coffee, caramel, chili/pepper. The flavour is moderately sweet, lightly sour, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety yexture, lively carbonation, very long finish, with medium to heavy bitterness, lightly alcoholic. Wow, the chili is really evident when you’re swallowing and leaves a burn in the throat. Apart this, exciting appearence, maybe not complex, bur very nice aroma and original. One of the best Mikkelelr stuff. Also warming like a 10% winter beer.
tdtm82 (1045) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle, home.
Good classic mocha lacing; opaque black colour, aroma is grains, leather, chocolate, chilli peppers, bourbon, Devonshire cream and some nice measured hops. Taste is just divine. chocolate, bourbon, smoke, excellent bitterness, espresso coffee, roasted malts, leather, gorgeous dollops of cream, maybe some very faint vanilla, some uey treacle pudding which just oozes class, toffee and chillies. There is a lovely burn to your mouth when you finish this. I love the chillies in this, such a great touch!