Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a nice surprise! Dark brown pour with a slight tan head. Massive coffee, chocolate and coconut nose. A slight bit of cinnamon in the nose as well. Hot spicy taste - not overpowering, but hides some of the more subtle characteristics I was smelling. Really nice.
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is roast, dark chocooate, nutmeg. Thin mouth with strong roast, light heat, dark chocoalte very nice.
Frank (3204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice lighter BA beer. Lots of cinnamon, cherry and vanilla on a backdrop of roast grain and coffee. Nice and well rounded with lots of real stout character with a great addition from the barrel aging and spices. Creamy texture but still drinkable. Real good beer.
after4ever (6471) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. Thanks, T! Wow, what a crazy treat. Pours a murky dark ebony, near black. Dense and creamy tannish head. Smells like a cookie and a bourbon...or a chocolate covered pepper with vanilla frosting...no, wait, it’s changing again. Base beer, barrel, pepper, and chocolate character on a carousel. Incredibly dimensional and forceful, especially for the ABV. Creamy thick body, soft carb. Sweet chocolate and bourbon up front, no habanero until the tingle at the finish. Great combination of sweet, heat, boozy twang, and attractive chocolatey base beer. So nice.
Michbeerlover (145) - - DEC 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer really surprised me. I was not expecting it to be as good as it was. Great looking in the glass. Aroma of peppers burns your nose a bit. Lots of chocolate. Mouthfeel is just about perfect. Taste matches aroma. Just a kiss of bourbon. Maybe, more bourbon would make it better, but is excellent. A must try, and only 6%.
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olr1984 (1206) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a tan head. big bourbon cinnamon and spicy habanero taste. this might be better with a little age on it.
demmbonz (624) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Dark and thick. Thin ring. Tremendous flavors. Medium bodied. Nothing over the top. Subtle barrel.
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of mocha, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, coffee and light roast. Lighter medium body.
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Lots of cinnamon and coffee with a fair peppery kick and light handed bourbon. The body is better than I remembered but still could use a touch up as could the integration of the barrel. All that said, this beer finally match the expectations I have had in the past. Very nice brew that is in my wheel house.
nuplastikk (4878) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared at tasting. Massive cinnamon spice and pepper tones. Not much bourbon. Sweet. Cool beer.