tennisjoel (1223) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Auburn brown pour with minimal head. Brown sugar seems to be most present, along with some pepper, cocoa, and caramel. Taste showcases more of the pepper, cinnamon. Seems like an american strong ale with a pepper kick. Sort of a weird vegetal flavor lying underneath. While not offputting, it certainly detracts. I love how the pepper is incorporated, but I wish the base beer was more enjoyable. Kind of a mixed bag here.
Benzai (10199) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled from bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Dark brown to black color with a nice deep dark red glow coming through, small to average sized beige head. Aroma is not cocoa but some other spice, nutmeg or cinnamon. Taste malts, sweetness, peppers, spices and just yuk. Not good at all.
mabel (7447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[7108-20150304] Tap. Rich chocolate cinnamon aroma. Clear, dark brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Super chocolatey and grainy cinnamon hot peppers and rich roasted grains flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (8/3/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ Birch & Barley, Washington, DC)
PriorL (2777) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Thanks for sharing today’s beers!
APPEARANCE: clear dark brown beer.
NOSE: over the top in spices!
TASTE: the same... Don’t really enjoy this...
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Taproom, Malmö. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate chili aroma. Roasted malty spicy chili chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate chili finish.
willisread (837) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Watering Hole. Muddy chocolate color with caramel highlights and a small tan head. Big aromas of chocolate and cinnamon with some chilli pepper too. Rich and smooth slightly syrupy mouthfeel with average to soft carbonation. Starts off sweet and then ends with a nice chilli burn. The cinnamon is a little overbearing but still very enjoyable.
tderoeck (6221) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
24/V/15 - sample from bottle @ LIBF (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2015-721) Thanks to the Belgian (and Dutch, and...) RB crew for sharing today’s beers!
Clear dark brown to red brown beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very spicy, some ersatz chocolate, sweet. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of fake chocolate, very spicy, cinnamon, quite some chillies, watery impression though. Aftertaste: chillies burning, spices, lots of ginger bread, more chillies. Well, this is how it’s not done, I guess... Lame Hunahpu copy.
TonyDiUlio (655) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great pour at the brewery I got to do myself. Pours dark caramel. Aroma of coffee beans and chocolate with a hint of molasis. Flavor is rich cocoa and coffee. Smooth well balanced malts. Really enjoyed this one.
Martinus (3713) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber brown colour, white head. Aroma of malts, spices cacao and cinnamon. Sweet, quite herbal, spicy flavour, some chili, ginger and cacao. Sweet finish, cacao, cinnamon and mild chili heat.
(From 66cL bottle @ Leuven Innovation, Leuven 2015. Thanks for sharing today’s beer, RB crew!)
AlbertMonEsp (4) - Taüll, la Vall de Boí, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flavor of caramel, chocolate, coffee, chipotle, with a tan and taste all its flavors!!
Zwiebel88 (610) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Braun bis schwarz. In der Nase Zimt, Schokolade, Kakao. Am gaumen Süße, Zimtnoten, Schärfe hintenraus, Kakao, recht cremig, etwas dünn. Sehr lecker.