savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from beernbourbon. Pours out a super thick, oily black with a reddish tan head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, spicy smoked chili peppers and cinnamon with some boozy bourbon, oak and vanilla. Flavor if super rich dark chocolate but fairly sweet at the same time, there is some very apparent chili heat as well as lots of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Very full body with a lush, sweet, mouth feel. Wow, this one has a lot going on, the barrel/bourbon qualities are nice but I still find it very sweet which cuts down on the drinkability. This is one to share with many people. I’m very glad I got to try this thanks to beernbourbon, you are the man.
jbeatty (908) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 09/01/2013, thanks to Justin. Pours black, hazy tan head swirling on the surface, dense ring of lacing. Aroma is chili, dark chocolate and dense fudge, vanilla, touch of coconut, bourbon. Taste is chocolate cake, vanilla cinnamon graham cracker, moderate chili heat, lingering bourbon. Heavy body, thick. Compared to the BA Mexican Cake bottles I tried recently, this is a bit rougher but still really great. Glad to have tried.
alexsdad06 (4338) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu at the mega St. Louis tasting. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small, fine khaki film. The aroma is amazing and leaps from the glass; roasted malts, dark chocolate, spicy peppers, cinnamon, caramel from the base with the addition of bourbon, coconut and vanilla from the barrel; very nice. The flavor has big roasted malts, char, peppery spice, chocolate, bourbon, coconut,some vanilla and cinnamon. This is an amazing beer where they took an already solid beer and improved upon it in every way.
madvike (2519) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GTMW 2013 - Pours black with a tan head. Nose is lots of cinnamon, chocolate, and...just lots of cinnamon. Smells kind of like a chocolate cinnamon cookie. Taste shows a little barrel, with more of the cinnamon cookie and the chocolate. Thin and not all that carbonated. Pretty slick in the mouth. The chilies seem to be repressed--bummer. Wasn’t all that impressed, and would love to see people’s ratings of this blind.
MIBRomeo (2481) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at GTMW ’13.
Pours black with a dark brown head and some good lacing. Smooth for a high gravity beer.
Aroma of vanilla a pinch of cinnamon definate rye notes a good amount of chocolate and light roasty notes. Full well coated palate silky and delicious. Flavor was a delicious IS with notes of rye and vanilla. Someone had to tell me there was peppers as I didn’t notice them. I got a touch of cinnamon in the swallow.
Very nice beer.
MotherBrother (639) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ GTMW 13.
WoooouuW.. This was the best beer I had at this great event..
Pour is pitch black, with a small n’ dark tan head.
Aroma is Supreme with chocolate, coffee, chili, vanilla, cinnamon, caramel, slight whiskey/boozy notes and some green/hoppy notes here as well. Really a lot going on, but is balancing it really well. Slight heat to it, but no biggie.
The taste is sweet upfront, with a nice balance between the roasty and spicy notes from the middle and out.
Full bodied, with a semi-flat carbonation.
TheHOFF43 (1605) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pour was a hazy, off-colored brown with no head. Lots of cinnamon on the nose, taste was whiskey with a nice finish of peppers. Would love to sit down with a bottle of this. Warm, spicy but well balanced
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBSG. Poured murky brown with no noticeable head. Aroma was gingerbread cinnamon toast crunch and spice. Taste was just as the aroma but the cinnamon really showed. Palate was full somewhat chewy and finish with a warming spice.
BVery (5437) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Dark brown pour. Lots of cinnamon and chilies. Roasty and sweet. This is delicious.
cbfobes (2087) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 2013 GTMW, crazy line to get a pour of this stuff, nothing compared to Mornin Delight line, and this stuff doesn’t hold a candle compared to that, pours pitch black with a thick brown head, the aroma was of heavy cinnamon to me, more cinnamon than really any thing else, the flavor had a chocolate front end with some of the cinnamon and spice coming through in the finish, really didn’t get a ton of the pepper notes, barrel is nice but still doesn’t blow me a way like I was expecting it to. Too high of expectations I suppose.