elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very deep ruby red, so deep that the color is only perceptible when held up to the light. Thin, off-white head that hangs around for a while and then dissipates into a moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is unmistakably a mixture of chocolate and cinnamon, sweet and spice. Taste profile is very dense at first and takes a few sips to comprehend. There is an immediate burn from chiles that also lend a slight tinge of saltiness, followed by the sweetness from the chocolate and honey. The chiles reassert themselves near the end. Not much in the way of either malts or hops (make no mistake, the chocolate flavor is from cocoa, not chocolate malts). However, there is some noticeable alcohol--like a brandy. Mouthfeel is rather thin and watery, with some slight carbonation. In sum, a good beer, comparable to efforts by Dogfish Head (Theobroma) and Samuel Adams (The Vixen). Iím forced to admit that I prefer those two slightly over this one, but it is worth a try.
ibrubeer (171) - 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 didnít really like the flavor.
krumbum (607) - 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.
mbgrayson (601) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours down brown, with a whitish tan head. Aroma of cocoa and pepper. Taste starts off with chocolate then heavily of peppers. I liked this fairly unique beer, but it is not that smooth or drinkable. Thumbs up.
lownote (209) - USA - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tiny white lace of head. Kind of a candy chocolate aroma. Not strong. Taste is delicious. Rich chocolatey with a little pepper kick at the end. Nice thick body with a little carb.
ajnepple (3001) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog. On tap at the brewery. Chalk full of spices, herbs and peppers with notes of cinnamon, caramel and chocolate malt. I thought I was going to like this, but I didnít really care for it. Perhaps Iíll give it another go soon.
cards04 (2113) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice beer. Pours black with off white head. Aromas of lactose, vanilla, cinnamon. Nice spice kick. Flavours of dark chocolate, lactose. Silky mouthfeel. Very nice.
furthur (332) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, deep redish clear amber, light cream colored head dissapears, but leaves great lace. Aroma is yeast, coffee, cherries, chocolate, faint cinamon. Taste is chocolate, heat!, cinamon, coffee, cherries. That chili heat carries all the way through. Palate is rich and smooth, but not thick. Carbonation seems sharp, but I think itís the heat making it feel harsher than it is. This is a little sweet, but it plays off the heat perfectly. This is fun and really good.
maley1 (870) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Clear dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, cinnamon and pepper. Taste of roasted malts, cinnamon, faint caramel, chocolate, cocoa and chipotle peppers. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry peppery finish. Tasty but not very balanced.
charule (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Three Aces. Poured very dark brown with fluffy off white head. Aroma semi sweet fruity cherry. Light carb med bod. Taste is very cherry dr pepper with tingly spice finish.
codfishh (132) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear reddish brown thin tan head, fades quickly. Aroma of coffee and peppers with some cocoa. Flavor lots of cocoa and coffee with a aoicy pepper finish, for as mush is going on in this beer it all works. Body is fairy light medium carbonation.