Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at a Damico tasting. Pours a dark black color with caramel colored head. Aroma is intoxicating. Tons of cinnamon, roast, vanilla, chocolate and pepper. Sweet chocolate taste with plenty of cinnamon and a perfect pepper layer. A really good brew.
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont courtesy of Josh and Preston, thank you gentlemen! Black color, deep brown head. Aroma of burnt licorice, scorched brownies. Taste is rich, deep bitter cocoa, anise. Very tasty.
merc7186 (2083) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Cocoa, Mild Cinnamon, Mild Pepper Heat
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Mild Peppers
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet
djd07 (3552) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong chili and cinnamon with light green pepper. Thick mouthfeel with strong pepper, dark chocolate, cinnamon, spice, booze, lingering light dryness. Very good.
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with creamy brown head that lingered. Aroma is huge chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, peppers, coffee, slight soy. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a slightly astringent following and a nice ethanol finish. Overall this is an amazing chocolate stout!
Ktwse (1989) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, light muscovado. Taste is rich chocolate sweet, slight peppery bite towards the finish, slightly roasty malty bitter. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.
markextrae (957) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in a trade thanks a lot to D4radio!! 2013 shared with a good friend. Poured pitch Black with a Nice mocha head. Incredible aroma! Lots of cinamon, roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, hints of peppers, incredible thick and shewy mouthfeel! Some more peppers when it warms up! Would love to try the BA version!! Hard to say but i think hunahpu is a bit better.
tectactoe (1850) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Beyond black, topped with a latte-like mocha colored crema. Aroma is loaded with cinnamon, probably the most notable adjunct here. More of a smooth, sweet cinnamon, though, rather than too spicy or harsh. Light chilies, sweet cocoa malt, graham cracker, brown sugar, dark chocolate... Lots going on here. Big cinnamon potpourri finish. Taste begins with wonderfully sweet chocolate with infused cinnamon, graham cracker, & a balancing dry roast from the malt. Sweet cinnamon stick, liquid vanilla, & brown sugar finish with just a light touch of the chilies. The chilies are more about the flavor, as there’s literally no heat presence on my palate. Eloquently done, this is a great spiced stout.
hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours death-black with little to no head. The nose is a luxuriant (and inexplicable) marriage of dark chocolate and deeply-roasted peanuts. Full-bodied and ultra-creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is a tangle of peanuts, charcoal, tobacco, burnt malts and dark-chocolaty malts. Peanuts and carbon in the finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
boxofrane (2108) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma has big cinnamon, chocolate, peppers are there. The taste has cinnamon, peppers, hot, chocolate, raisins