Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a bit of an off-white head on it, but it doesn’t last too long. Aroma is predominately of rich dark chocolate with a hint of spice in it. Taste is quite sweet and malty with a noticeable dry bitterness and pepper kick in the finish. Medium-full body, a little thinner than expected on the palate, and lively carbonation. Overall an excellent and unique stout, quite enjoyable.
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, merci Émilie. Nice black pour, off white foam with light lacing. Lightly smoky nose, quite chocolaty, light vanilla. Taste is very chocolaty, lots of nuts and a bitter english hop finish. Palate is nice and creamy, medium carbonation. This doesn’t taste so fresh, I think it is fading a little but it’s definitely not bad.
Fred82 (2139) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz thanks to savvy1982.
Appearance : Deep black with medium creamy head.
Aroma : Lots of chocolate with vanilla. Some hot peppers. Light coffee.
Taste : Nice chocolate with light vanilla and hot peppers. Finish has lots of chocolate and peppers with some coffee. Light bitterness. Nice sharp and warm finish.
Overall : Very interesting. Nice chocolate and vanilla on the nose. Nice use of hot peppers. They get much more prominent as the beers warms up. Nice mix of sweet choco and vanilla with peppers. Nice beer.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Super dark pour with a very black hue. Aroma is full of chocolate, malts and fudge. Flavor is a tad boozy with hints of chocolate and slight oak. Very enjoyable and I’m glad I got to taste this.
TracksideBeer (34) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small brown head that leaves minimal lacing. Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate with a hint of cinnamon? Chocolate really comes through with a slight pepper burn on the finish that lingers for a while. Not much carbonation while the mouthfeel is a little light. Overall great beer. Extra points overall for surprising me with the cayenne pepper!
rodenbach99 (4209) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Description: Stout Aromatisé au chocolat, vanille et poivre de cayenne brassé par Paddock Wood pour le Sherbrooke liquor store.
Comment: Bouteille de 341ml partagée avec Patrick.
Visuel: Ce stout est brun très foncé, la mousse est beige.
Olfactif: Le nez est très odorant. Les effluves de vanille, de cerises, de fraises et de poivre s’entremêlent.
Gustatif: La bouche est intense, ronde, le chocolat est bien présent, il y a de la vanille et du café. La texture est huileuse. La finale est piquante.
Résumé: Un cocktail aztèque à partager.
Note: 7/10 pour la qualité pas pour la facilité à boire.
SlovakSniper (5084) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(From Vertical Bacon Strips) The general aspect : Black body with a ring of foam. Light lacing. The nose : Full of milk and bitter chocolate. Fresh vanilla pod and light peppery perfume. The taste : Flavors are sweet – fudge, vanilla, flavored coffee – but quickly hit by hot and spicy flavors of pepper. The mouthfeel: Very nice palate. Medium body. Very soft carbonation. Silky texture. The finale: Nice heat on the taste buds. The appreciation: Chocolate and pepper: a bold and brilliant marriage.
thb (805) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impenetrably black. Head is quite brown, quite plentiful. Aromas - principally roasty malts, but there’s also some dark chocolate. The cayenne shows up in the nose too. Flavour opens up with roasty malts, dark chocolate makes an appearance. Finish is bitter roast and significant pepperiness at the back of the mouth. Lightly carbonated. Quite an oily mouthfeel.
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at beer bros. Solid black. Off white head. Aromas o milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Taste is a little bland actually. Dark chocolate and vanilla flavors. Aftertaste is quite spicy on the back of the throat.
canuck_j (80) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderfully different chocolate stout with a cayenne pepper finsh.
Might have been cloying without the heat, I think it’s a great addition to a marvellous chocolate stout. Cheers!