gilvanblight (812) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rather good stout nice and thick some chocolate and malts. Then the fire hits. The jalopeno comes out of no where.
blackflag321 (510) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle, pint glass. It was as described: chocolate and spices with the chili following the chocolate on the palate. I thought it was good, but it is more of a novelty rather than something I would drink again.
hopscotch (9558) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Tar-black pour with a small, creamy, khaki head. Tons of vanilla, cinnamon, caramel and singed marshmallows in the bouquet. Medium to full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is thin and roasty. Some chili warmth and it’s balanced nicely, but there’s also a touch of cardboard in the flavor. Acrid, watery, minerally finish. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle given to me by a friend who just moved to GR. Black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma consists of chocolate, cinnamon, a minty note (from the nutmeg, maybe?), vanilla and chili pepper. Chocolate and cinnamon flavor right up front, giving way to roast and that same minty note before a peppery, warm finish. I ended up liking the impy BA version better, but I have to wonder what I’d choose if this was was a little bigger and fuller too.
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft @ Odd Side Ales - Grand Haven, MI) Dark brown pour with a thin head. Spices and lots of chocolate in the aroma. Chocolate and roasted malts at the start with a very big and spicy chili note coming up at the end. Lingering burn and really tasty.
JoePeesie (879) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black with a sliver of head. Nose a taste are of cinnamon sticks sip slowly. A bit of coffee and a bit of vanilla on the nose very subtle way on the taste the cinnamon and nutmeg definitely steal the show. A nice time to time treat but not a regular sipper for me to much spice. Could use some cellar time I think.
thomashall (162) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle trade from Mike...Thanks. pours dark brown with minimal head. Smells of nutmeg and coffee. Taste similar with slight heat. Nice dry finish...good beer.
BVery (6984) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tom - thanks! Super dark pour. Spice and coffee. Well balanced pepper heat. Really well done.
trapped (908) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with small creamy tan head, caramel-chocolate aroma, medium carbonation, milk chocolate taste with alcohol undertones, long finish with alcohol aftertaste. Drinking it feels like having a chocolate drink with rum inside!
DiarmaidBHK (3581) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at hopcat. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Lovely cocoa notes on the nose. Nice lactose sweetness pairs nicely with all the chocolate. As I continue to drink I notice more of the chile notes which makes this beer even more interesting. Finishes clean. Very nice beer!