sir__v (1076) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Leuven innovation Beer Festival #1 - Color:deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: domination of cinnamon and notes of roasted malt and cocoa. Taste: cinnamon domination with good body on mouth. Very nice palate and, smoothy chocolate notes. Easy drinkable for the 9 ABV! Finish caramel. Aftertaste: spicy finish, difficult to describe. Prickle on the mouth... very strange sensation. Some good idea like the palate and the chocolate notes and some bad as the spicy and overdosage of cinnamon.
Abio (1773) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had some hopes on this one, and it’s not bad, but couldn’t make it really come trough for me. A bit of a to watery mouthfeel. The taste is pretty good, but had other expectations.
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks for sharing! Sampled 650 ml. bottle + full tasting glass from bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Dark brown,… Nose is very big huge cacao, chocolate cereal, cheap chocolate, pastry & more cacao. Taste is lightly bitter cacao upfront, followed by oodles of sweet cacao, desert, quite sweet, even more cacao, light liqueur candy, faint boozy & pleasant mild chili burn in the back, good pleasant head,… Would have been amazing if not for the mouthfeel, this is rather light, a bit thin cacao body & this needed to be very thick.
Beerhunter111 (10502) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkel orange braune Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, nussig, Karamell. Geschmack sehr nussig, schokoladig, weich, gut.
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden brown to deep amber with a small tan head. Mild fruity. Toasted malty. Mild sweet and fruity. Toasted malty. Toasted and light perfumed finish.
tmoreau (2934) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served displaying a deep, nearly opaque, brown color, with maybe a bit of ruby highlighting, and a modest layer of light tan head foam that reduced expeditiously to a thin ring & film, but left a good deal of clingy, web-like lacing on the glass. The nose offered just a touch of roastiness, with cocoa, hints of caramel & toffee sweetness, a little nuttiness, and a touch of prune as it warmed. Medium bodied, the taste initiated some spice as cinnamon, then "back of the throat" pepper that connected with a medium earthy bitterness, the aroma notes, and lively carbonation that also accentuated the moderate," lingering to finish", peppery heat, although the 9% seemed subdued. Not a big pepper person, but I really liked this one.
Gearz (49) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Two years ago I would've rated this higher but it seems like this beer has been watered down a bit since I last had it. I bought several bombers of this in the past and was always recommending it to people. It's still very good but it was better.
I believe this is touted as a porter. I would agree the last time I tried it but now on tap it doesn't sell me on that style.
Taste is good. Still has the subtle heat and I think they nailed the intensity. Somewhat of a cocoa powder taste at the end although I remember it being more pronounced.
All in all, this is a great beer with the perfect amount of heat. I just know it's had a better mouthfeel and appearance in the past.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cocoa roasted, caramel, subtle pepper aroma. Cocoa flavor... Powdered sugar sweet and caramel malt flavor. Spicy pepper lingers in aftertaste. Spiciness is substantial, but not too much.
ibrubeer (194) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle. Aroma is of cinnamon and peppers. Dark brown color with reddish tint. White head that fades. Taste of cinnamon, spices, and a little bit of heat from the peppers. Med body. Very complex flavor overall. I just didn’t really like the flavor.
krumbum (704) - truckee, California, USA - APR 24, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great cocoa spice aromas. Clear brown with lasting off white head. Amazing cocoa smoothness with just the right bite.after taste is pleasant fades of the flavor begging to be refreshed by another sip.