beer-yum (994) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not normally a fan of chilli beers but this one left me wanting another. Subtle addition to a superb base is probably the reason.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City, TN.
Arrives almost pitch black with a thick dark tan head. Really good lacing and head retention.
Coffee and dark chocolate are most evident in the aroma. There are some spices there too.
The flavor is all dark chocolate and coffee up front with some peppery spice in the background. Pepper becomes more apparent towards the middle and finish as a moderate warmth builds in the back of the throat. Some smoke is there too.
Overall this is an awesome beer. I donít think I have had a chili beer before that was this nicely balanced. The warmth is just right and the chili flavor doesnít overwhelm the rest of the beer. Really glad I got to try this one.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Hop & Vine, Portland. Pours very dark, essentially opaque. Very slight tan head. Very little aroma, maybe a hint of chocolate. Lively mouthfeel, rich and malty, spice and chocolate rolls in at end of finish. Yeasty burn in finish as well, but not too spicy overall, add in a slight bitterness to a very complex finish and this oneís a winner.
Getbetter (985) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle,spicey/hot,chocolate,roasty, black, brown foam, medium bitterness, thick feel, full body, average carbonation, bitter and spicey finish.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a thick, dense, creamy tan head that slowly receded to a thick fluffy layer while leaving large spots of lacing. Aroma of bakers chocolate, lightly roasted malt, bread (rye?), a soft earthiness, and some dry pepper. Smooth, lightly bitter entry that leads into a moderate roasted maltiness with some hints of light bakers chocolate that leads into a lightly dry earthiness paired with a moderate chalkiness that is overtaken by lightly spicy pepper note that lingers into the finish and becomes a tad overbearing before a light, sweet breadiness peaks through and tries to salvage some of the flavor. Light carbonation and relatively slick mouth feel. Overall, the appearance and aroma are pretty promising, but the lingering, harsh flavor leaves a pretty fair amount to be desired. I am not sure if itís the peppers that are imparting the chalking, almost medicinal flavors or not, but I am not a fan of that. Bummer.
Klimaet (977) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours pitch black with a pretty thin, brown head. Aromas of pretty sweet chili, chocolate and leather. Pretty stale-like. Tastes of sweet chili but also a good burned chocolate-like and liquorice taste. Good burned malt.
Mjp12 (974) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle branded chipotle porter, Great smokey, chocolate aroma, a good liquorice tang, with a creamy mouthfeel. It has an awful lot of character for a 6.6% beer, the chilli builds as you drink it .Another mikkeller masterpiece .
alex_leit (969) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, opaque, tan foam. Aroma: roasted, coffee, tobacco and leather, peppery. Taste: coffee, chocolate with chili and caramel, roasted, hot. Like.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a thick brown head. Very strong aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Great flavour. chocolate toasted barley and coffee, all slowly melding together into a very smokey cpicy finish. Fastastic.
sudomorph (966) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours black with a one finger, frothy, mocha head that sticks to the glass. Aroma has huge notes of milky chocolate, roasted malts, medium, piney/resiny hops, and hints of coffee. Really nice. Taste is balanced. Dark chocolate and roasted malts mixed with a bit of resin and, what Iím guessing, is the peppers. Not really a huge pepper taste or heat though. Bitter, semi coffee aftertaste with a touch of heat. Full body with a medium carbonation. Smooth and frothy in the mouth. Overall not bad. There are some nice flavours but there is something in the aftertaste that Iím not liking. Maybe itís the peppers. Who knows.