TimE (2779) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, dark chocolate, vanilla, spicy, well balanced, dry. Enjoyable . Spicy finish.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4582-20120704] Bottle. Roasted coffee malt aroma. Black body with a long-lasting giant foamy tan head. Roasted chocolate coffee grounds flavour follows up quickly with a hot and tangy wood fruit finish. Full body has quite a spicy kick which builds up over sips. Really interesting but I have no desire to have more than a sample at a time. (6/4/7/3/15) 3.5
MrHangover (1785) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to DuffMan cheers!! Pours a dark brown beer with a small tanned head. Aroma is full of chocolate and has a slight peppery smell to it as well. Flavour however, starts off nice and sweet, but has a huge pepper kick that blows my tongue away. Iím used with spiced food, but this is a really peppered beer. It has some chocolate notes for sure, but the body is mostly controlled by the pepper. I did certainly not expect it to be this heavy, but it is drinkable.. slowly... Enjoyable, but a bit overpeppered in my opinion..
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-07-03. Very dark brown-black body with a huge foamy tan head. 3+ Modest aroma, dry dusty-toasty malt, cocoa notes. Flavour has a malty core, accents of dusty malt and cocoa, a very light pepper character that has a light burn on the lips and in the back of the throat. Toasty malt character comes out a bit more as you move through the glass. 6+ Average bodied palate is thin for the beer, but the foamy pour suggests that it may have thinned a bit in the time it took me to get to this bottle? Decent, Iíd like a bit more cocoa and chocolate and less of the cayenne for my own tasts. Bottle via trade with Savvy1982
piscator34 (1844) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled sample via Savvy1982. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of fruity black licorice, dark chocolate, and nail polish remover. Flavours are of dark chocolate, char, caramel, and light red pepper flake. Medium bodied, as you feel the peppery heat more than you taste it. The balance seems off to me, as did the aroma in particular.
Boutip (4281) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt and light black chocolate notes. Taste starts at first with some notes of dry roasted malt with notes of black chocolates, Peppers notes then come through with some light heat which is well balanced with the rest of the flavours. Body is about average with good carbonation and a somewhat creamy texture. Nota big fan of peppers in beer but this one was well balanced.
fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, ITALY - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Dark brown color, almost black, with beige creamy head. Delicate aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Good body structure; good flavor of dark chocolate, with a sharp chili touch; correct bitterness; the final is a bit burning, on the tip of the tongue. Good.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: As advertisedÖ. Vanilla, chocolate and hot spiciness. Well made but not my thing
How: Bottle 12oz. Exact age unknown but consumed a few weeks after receiving it from Savvy1982, thanks Kyle
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head that quickly recedes to a small layer of foam
In long: Nose is a bit chocolaty, a bit spicy, some vanilla and a light tar sensation. Both the aroma and the taste is what is advertised. Light creamy oily chocolate icing, hot spiciness that is not too exaggerated, vanilla extractÖ and thatís about it. I thought the chocolate was playing second violin to the vanilla and hot spices. I must say Iím not a fan of hot spices stouts/porters but this one did not over the top although by the end of the bottle the hot spices were burning my throat, Iím glad this was only sold in 12oz bottles. Another hot-spicy beer that I didnít really enjoy. Hot spices are the semi-colon of the brewing industry, they are rarely used because no one really knows exactly how to use them.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown. The aroma has light chocolate and cayenne. Mostly syrupy chocolate, but finishes with a light hint of chile. Mellow and by no means as refined as the likes of Hunahpu. Too syrupy and without much nuance.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Savvy1982- thanks again, Kyle! Pours a deep, dark, pretty much opaque brown with a small tan head. We all got a kick out of the crazy label- the dude having his heart ripped out shouldnít be smiling so much, eh? Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, pepper, toast, and cola- some oxidation has begun to set in. Same for the flavor- roast, chocolate, vanilla, earth, leaves, and subtle cayenne pepper. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a dry, toasty, somewhat oxidized mouthfeel. A little bit of a letdown, as I think a better stout is in there.