stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chocolate pour with a lingering tan head. Aromas of chili cocoa and more chili. Initial taste is dominant on the peppers followed by dark chocolate and slight vanilla on the finish. Very dry palate but overall a solid brew.
Ed5388 (3204) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from trade with sheepdog. Poured black with a small creamy dark tan head. Aroma of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, black malts, chili powder, and some sweeter dark fruit. Taste mimics the nose. Cinnamon dominates! Would have liked a little more heat from the chilis. Really good stuff!
jc1762 (760) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap into a snifter showing dark coffee rims, pitch black center, and dark latte colored foam around the edges.
The nose shows deeply roasted malt notes with moderate notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and espresso.
The palate is fully carbonated and foamy while also being quite light bodied. First off, the alcohol spice definitely shows. Flavors begin with a light molasses sweetness contrasted with harmonious deeply roasted espresso edge and notes of cinnamon in between. A perfectly balanced vanilla is present throughout in the background. Finish shows all these flavors and a clean vanilla mouthfeel on the linger similar to mint. This is honestly near perfection for a stout but if I were to criticize, the 10% alcoholic spiciness mildly obscures all these delicious flavors. Can’t wait to try the BA version.
ElManana (1889) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, acquired in a trade. Huge chocolate, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon & very light spicy. Very pleasant and well balanced.
ACHops (1356) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Toronado. Pours deep opaque brownish black with thick creamy mocha head. Aroma is roasty milk chocolate nibs, fresh roasted coffee, lightly spicy ancho chiles, sweet cinnamon. Taste is similar - cinnamon, milk chocolate, coffee are big up front; mild but notable chile heat lingers on the otherwise creamy finish. Drinks smaller than the 10%. Really good, along the lines of Hunahpu, though not quite at that level.
gephross100 (312) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2016 2915 bottle thanks to Rubio. Pours a pitch black color with a dark brown head. Strong chili forward nose light cinnamon note. Medium thick body.
Bacterial (2822) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coconut cinnamon nose. Dark black pour with a slight tan head. Chocolate, vanilla with a hint of heat, lots of cinnamon and dammit I swear there is toasted coconut in here. Delicious!
daje (3995) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2016 Green session. Black body, small tanned head. Arma of dark malt, chili, leather and cinnamon. Taste of strong chocolate, milddly burning chili, cinnamn and cark coffee, mild chili burn in finish. Very well balanced, all elements of the beer really shines.
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a very small, brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, cinnamon, peppers. Flavor is cinnamon, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, alcohol, dark fruit, and some somewhat hot spiciness from the peppers. Fairly heavy body. Nice finish, which moves between sweetness, heat, and bitterness.
Desverger (8289) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - black pour with a tan head. Dark roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste with chocolate, caramel, lots of spices coming in, some chili heat, big warming boozy bear hug in the finish.
Camons (10194) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ CBC 2016. Pours black with a brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, cocoa, spices, cinnamon, chili. Flavor is rich malty, caramel, dark chocolate, cocoa, spice, vanilla, cinnamon, chillies, alcohol. Full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, warming chilli and alcohol heat. 140516