TheHOFF43 (1429) - 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.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, dark chocolate, caramel, light vanilla and light chilies. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, cinnamon, chilies and light caramel with a smooth lingering chocolate cinnamon finish.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: black pour wit brown head. Chocolate and vanilla aromas. Cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla and light pepper flavors. Very nice mix.
devman171 (507) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at rustico, pours black with dark head. Aroma is roasted malt with some sweet cinnamon. Taste is sweet chocolate and cinn with a very smooth finish, a touch of chilis lingers.
radagast83 (3747) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a nice dark, black color with a small tan head. aroma was a lot of dark, roasted malts, plenty of chili peppers, chocolate and cinnamon in there. Flavor was dried fruits, with notes of chili, chocolate, and cinnamon. Pretty darn good.
radio_nowhere (596) - Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD. Served in a snifter glass, deep dark brown with dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, brown sugar, char, spices (mainly cinnamon) and slight chilli pepper. Taste is very chocolate heavy, some hot spices, vanilla, dark fruit with earthy hop balance. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy, intense, thick, oily with heavy sweet spicy finish. Very good flavored IS, want to find a bottle.
hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hopleaf. POurs deep brown with thin head. Nose is smoked peppers, sweet spice, chocolate and dark roast coffee. Flavor is a pleasing sweet smoky peppers nicely melded with the base beer. Intense flavors. Thick and tasty.
Funkatrocious (29) - - NOV 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank at Milagros, St. Louis. Poured very dark with dark brown. Chocolate and coffe flavor
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Howlader (73) - - NOV 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Four ounce taster at Birch and Barley in Washington, DC. Pours a dark and somewhat creamy brown. Really great beer.
Lukaduke (1472) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Keir ! Pours a deep burnt umber with a finger plus of dark khaki foam. The nose is rich chocolate with traces of warm cinnamon spice and a touch earthy pepper and smoke. The palate follows the nose and is so rich and full of flavor its hard to not chug ! Beautiful richness of chocolate cake mingle with cinnamon spice and a long earthy pepper spice on the finish. The roast level plays well off the spice and there really is nothing that isn’t perfect about this beer ! Damn I really really want to try the BA version of this now more than ever !
MotherBrother (621) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is pitch black, with a small creamy frothy tan head.
Aroma has plenty of dark bitter chocolate, cinnamon, slight coffee, "en smule julekaget?" - some oak qualities to this one, with plenty of "green notes". Ever so slightly heat from the chilies Way back!!!
The taste is slightly sweet up front, with a nice bitterness from the middle and out, and finished by the slight spicy notes. Semi-full n’ oily bodied, with a rather flat carbonation. Thanks a lot to Jeff for sending me this!!