sulawang (691) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: Plain classy label, Mikkeller style. Pours ultra dark brown, smallish creamy head, decent ringed retention, sticky lacing, some minute streams along the perimeter.
Nose: deep, dark caramel malty sweetness, mild oyster fishiness (7/10-pungency)
Attack: incoming crisp sweet-sourness
Mid-palate: syrupy mouthfeel, (6/10)-bittersweetness, medium sour-brightness, (MAIN) smoked malts, burntness, caramel, coffee
Finish: smoked chipotle spicy kick, malty bittersweet-lingering medium spicy finish.
IPAgutten79 (689) - Skui, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nydelig utseende, svart med espressofarget lavt skum. Aromaen er ristet malt, kaffe og noe krydder. Smaken er kaffe, ristet malt og pepper/Chili. Spennende! Minner mye om en Imperial stout i smaksbildet. Medium konsistens. Fin munnfølelelse, sjokolade, kaffe og Chilli i munnen. Den biter på tunga.
Bricks (688) - Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark in appearance, with a strange hue in the head -- interesting. Nice smokey/pepper test that comes back to bite you with a spicy aftertaste. Not what a beer should taste like, but worth a try.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bootle- lovely dark colour, with a good malt aroma. lovely sweet initial taste with a creeping death chilli burn. Wonderful beer.
maledictum (686) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JAN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is sweet plum, sugar, some honey, roast and quite spicy. Flavour is roasted malts, some alcohol, spices and quite burning in the finish.
Vestergaard (676) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful Black with Brown head. Smell is lil fresh with coffee and hops. Nice coffee and Dark chocolate, and massive but Nice chili. Impressive for the low alcohol!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ FFF’s Anny Party...pours a dark black, the head on this is out-of-control. Nose is lite on the chili’s with more of a focus on the roasted malts and chocolate notes. Silky mouthfeel, lingering on the tongue...starts with some really nice dark chocolate notes, along with a bit of coffee...BUT THEN, the peppers come through. Wonderfully balanced, the chilis compliment the dark malts perfectly and leave a lingering burn. Admittedly, a full glass was a bit hard to get through, but still a damn fine brew.
Choos (658) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: super intense malt, smoke with some floral chilli
App: black with a lovely dark tan head with sheet lacing that flattens quickly
Flavour: intense dark malts with choc, smoke, floral hop and a big chilli hit
Palate: hot chilli and choc malt finish
Overall definitely a beer to finish on!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
swanmann (656) - 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
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Playing around with chilli is apparently very popular - A certain danish beer even won a title using that spicy stuff. Its not the first time Mikkeller have used chilli and the last time was pretty good bodes well for this next chilli-shot from Mikkeller. The bottle is a thick and heavy 75cl bottle with some need lable work on. If a beer ever has been black this is the one. Hell is murky as MacBeth said. The head is triumphant huge and dark brown. This is a black beauty. The nose is roasty and your clearly sense the chili. It has a smokyness than reminds me of my favorite spice - bacon toped with burned malts. The taste is a three step thing. At first the sweetness from roastet malts along with som vanilla and licorice. The there is some hoppy bitterness at finally your are hit by a balanced afterburn from the chillis. You rarely see a beer with a balanced chili - but this one has succeed in blending the taste of chili in so it adds to the picture instead of taking it all over. Nice. The palate is pretty thick and oily taking in mind that its a rather mild beer alcoholvice. Good job.