ColovianTrader (294) - - OCT 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicier than I expected, but Iím digging it! Flavors of vanilla, dark chocolate, spicy peppers, toasted bread, bourbon, milk and wood. I know some of the beer snobs mock Dragonís Milk for being a bit thin, but this is a great beer.
shrubber85 (7732) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark chocolate, light coffee malt aroma with a hint of chilies. Black with thin tan head. Sweet dark chocolate malt and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Nice chile pepper flavor and burn in the finish - strong without being overwhelming. Very nice.
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black with a thin tan cap.
Light chocolate and smoky pepper aroma.
Taste is dark chocolate, roast, and a strong, but nicely tempered chile spice.
Tingly, clean chile heat.
A really nice peppered Imperial Stout.
DrinkEmUpJones (1063) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate aroma with definite pepper and coffee notes. Palate is big but not huge. The spice creeps up on the finish. Spicy but not too spicy. Dark brown color with tan in the thin parts and not very much head or lacing.
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Seth. Pours a very dark amber with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong chili pepper, roast, and dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with strong roast, chilli pepper, dark chocolate, light heat, very good.
Jimsal27 (251) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A solid imperial stout. Hits all the marks youíd expect and then....bang. The chiles comes through. Finishes with a nice burn. Best chile infused stout Iíve had.
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle, 2014 vintage. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that stuck around a little while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like chocolate, chilies, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, and some burnt/charred malt. It tastes like chilies, chocolate, burnt/charred malt, dark fruit, oak, vanilla, and a bit of coffee. I like that the chili heat has got a good kick to it, but still doesnít completely overpower the other flavors in this beer. Thereís also a lingering heat from the chilies. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good example of a spicy imperial stout, I enjoyed this. $8.99 a bomber.
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Black Squirrelís Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Transparent mahogany brown with lots of foamy off white head. Nose has lots of chocolate milk, some malt balls, some licorice, raisins, black pepper. Flavor has some sweetness, some molasses, heavy milk chocolate and then lots of smokey chipotle and burn..... Finishes hot and spicy in the throat.
decaturstevo (5145) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold/yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is acidic tartness. Flavor is nice acidic with a paper like bitter finish with nice warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer.
Stine (1600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black, opaque, rich foam. Buttery oak, salty caramel, coffee cake, chocolate nose. Distant, mild spiciness. Light hops framed in a bit of wildflower honey. Bourbon still seething and bold, chili peppers hard to find.
The arbol flavor plus dark chocolate has an undeniably pleasant earthy depth to it, but it is almost immediately apparent that the unstoppable strength of the arbolís heat is overwhelming here; maybe toasted anchos or something deeper and less high heat oriented would make this concept more workable. Positively, there are no high acridity vegetable skin notes here.
Thin, but velvety texture, showcasing the the sound malt build of the original without oiliness or excess weight. The heat at the finish is swelling and long, beyond the threshold.