khoffman43 (942) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by adnielsen. Pours black with minimal head. Aroma is some.cinnamon, peppers and. roasted malts. Flavor was fantastic. Excellent spice from the peppers blends perfectly with the cinnamon and chocolate. Really a nice beer.
jstraw (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry?s. Black with big, creamy, brown head, modest legs / Winey nose of tobacco, roast grain, chocolate, chile pepper, cinnamon / Full body, rich, creamy, smooth, chewy, sweet but with excellent balance, bitter finish lurking underneath, light hot pepper / Flavors of semisweet chocolate, chile pepper, cinnamon, roast coffee / Truly a milkshake.
PhillyCraft (2119) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at share, poured deep black with thicker brown head. Lacing was ok. Heavy fudge notes, roast, cinnamon, licorice, bitter cocoa, malt and vanilla. Ancho in finish as it warmed. Excellent Russian stout. Preferred this to the CC Hunahpu during the sess.
adamjackson (1316) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
side by side with the BA version. a really great stout but itís very hot with booze, the chili is very spicy and doesnít blend well with the base beer. chocolate finish and up front was very pronounced. comparing this side by side with the BA, it lacks that nice balance that the time in oak and the bourbon imparted. This is hard to drink if you have the BA version beside it to have.
hayduke (2963) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a sample sized glass at Dark Lord Day 2013 at the Hampton Inn Bottle Sharing. It poured black. Tan head. Thick lacing. Powerful nose of rich dark chocolate, some cinnamon spice, and other spices. Bold in body and rich and creamy in the mouth. Some alcohol detected. The flavor is very rich and there is chocolate in abundance. The finish is bittersweet. A real sipper and simply fabulous, Lucky to get some of this.
max.shelton (14) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This might be one of the best beers Iíve ever tasted. Soft and silky despite being very high in ABV and very well balanced with a bit of spice thanks to the anchos. The bittersweet cacao nibs bring balance to the beer, complementing the spice character derived from the peppers while cinnamon sticks add a bit of sweetness and spice, working as a meeting point for the cacao and peppers. The head lasts forever and the beer sits well in a glass, meaning that you can sip on it for an hour and flavor even improves. If you find this beer, treasure it, for it will not last long! Amazing.
Jow (1416) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at ues pony bar. Pours opaque black with foamy brown head. Nose of rich chocolate much like river poor Augustus Gallup fell into. Tastes super sweet of dark chocolates, little syrupy, espresso, earth, light dark fruits. Grabbed the last one poured glad I did
KingCecil (1814) - DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @†home... It pours pitch black with a large fluffy brown head... The aroma is loaded dark chocolate, roasted malt and toffee.... The flavor is dark chocolate, chili bite, roasted malt, toffee and orange zest.... very nice ....
Indra (2482) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, but this is the second time I have tried this beer, the first time was at a local fest a few months back. Itís so distinctive that I almost rated it from memory, but decided to wait. Turns out I didnít have to wait too long. Strong nose of dark chocolate, cinnamon, smoked chile, and cocoa, some pepper and earthiness buried far in the background. Completely black in color, utterly opaque and solid-looking, with a fading head of medium brown foam. Flavor profile is very sweet and full of roasty, dark malts, more dark chocolate, strong cinnamon overtones, chile, molasses and dark toffee, followed up by a light to moderate amount of bitterness late. Smooth and thick on the palate, completely coats the tongue, body is gigantic. I like this but only in very small quantities. I would be hard pressed to drink even 12 oz., 750ml would be flat-out impossible to put down. Thanks to Tom for the sample!
burg326 (2391) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Matt at Hunhapu day, poured a dark brown color with aromas of fudgey cinnamon with some light peppers. flavors are the same a nice mixture of lit cinnamon, fudge and a kiss of pepper. Thanks for sharing this one.