Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color with a medium-sized dark brown head. Roasted malt in the aroma with notes of chocolate, dark fruits and some spiciness. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, bitterness and slight smokiness. Quite dry finish and nice burning aftertaste.
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from some where in NoVa - pours cola with big chocolate head some . Aroma is smokey with the hint of jalapeńo. Taste is smokey with the warmth of the jalapeńo as you drink it down. Nice, but the spice is pretty subtle..
Silvan7 (1105) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ 111 cafč Castellanza. Marrone scuro, impenetrabile, schiuma beige scurissima, fine e persistente. Aroma intenso, tostato, caffč, cacao amaro, frutta secca, (nocciola).oltre al classico odore da porter si percepisce un vegetale da verdura fresca appena tagliata. Gusto abboccato, cacao, caffč, liquirizia e toffee. Leggermente vegetale, peperone piů che peperoncino. piccantezza solo accennata. Piacevolmente luppolata. Poco calda, poco carbonata, equilibrata ed armonica.
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.
sudomorph (1095) - 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 I’m 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 I’m not liking. Maybe it’s the peppers. Who knows.
DroolYeast (1095) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma of burnt and roasted malt, some smoke, chocolate and coffee. Pours black with big creamy tan head, tiny head is lasting. Taste is moderate malt bitterness, light sweetness, almost dry. A bit of heat from the chili. Full body, oily texture, light car., malt bitter finish with some chili heat.
MaltOMeal (1093) - 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.
Mesjasz (1086) - Lodz, POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pich black color, frothy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, sweet coffee and hint of chilli peppers and hops. Taste is bitter, roasty and ash flavor with smoked note, Dry at finish with minor burning throath chilli, bitter coffee and chocolate. Medium body, smooth texture and low carbonation. Very balanced beer, easy drinking but pretty complex.
DandyWolfFloyd (1077) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - has a nice mix of peppery (spicy) qualities over rich dark smoked malt.
Appearance - body is black, with a big beige head. The head fades slowly, and has a mix of alcohol cloying and sud lacing.
Taste - peppery (spicy), rich roast, annatto, and chocolate.
Palate - body is full, texture thick, average carbonation, and a spicy alcoholic finish.
jeremyh70 (1068) - Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with a minimal khaki head and good lacing. Aroma is savory with soy sauce, some ginger, smoke and pepper. Taste has a hint of cocoa, roasted malt, smoke and some pepper flavor and heat. Medium/full bodied with medium carbonation.