esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Midnight black with a faint brown crown. Aroma of deep dark roasted malts, dark fruits and chocolate. Taste is deep and roasty with chocolate, mild spices and some fruit.
fitwitchik (349) - USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter a dark cola brown color with almost no head. Batch #106
Aroma of serious chocolate with slight vanilla & booze cinnamon there.
Flavor is wonderfully chocolate milk. Cacao nibs done well here. Thinking I get vanilla and a highly unexpected zing of peppers at the end.
Balance is exceptional. The sweet the spices the surprise pepper.
This beverage is outstanding. Lovin’.
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Loads of chocolate and a decent chili pepper spice. I think I’ll need a bottle of this for myself.
StefanSD (2150) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle courtesy of St Fun. Thanks. Batch 106. Pours an opaque black color with a minimal head that quickly to fizzes away to nothing. The aroma is a bit dusty with cocoa, mocha and chocolates. The taste , like the aroma, features lots of complex chocolates; I get milk, baking, cocoa, mocha and bittersweet. There is also (in the taste) a bit of vanilla as well as some mild pepper spice and a bit of anise. The palate is full and viscous and the carbonation is lively. Finishes long and dry with a bit of lingering spicy chocolate. Overall: I thought that this was wonderfully complex and I really enjoyed it. Paired very well with some Spanish Manchego cheese.
pete4999 (1073) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, no wax, this must be a later batch. Pours an opaque black with a huge head. Very light bubbly mouthfeel, surprisingly. Smells strongly of vanilla. Tastes similar with a bit of pepper heat....not an overt heat, but it is there. Decent beer.
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber) near black, tan bubbles. Nose of lactose, spices, light herbs, cocoa nibs, bits of alcohol. Taste of raisin, lactose, spices, a bit spicy, well carbonated, medium sweet but dry.
burg326 (3764) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared, poured a black color with aromas of chocolate, light chillies, vanilla, and some earth. Flavirs light milk chocolate with some light spice. Had a nice miuthfeel, solid stout overall.
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade. Slightly misses the mark in my book - but a good beer. A little thin on the palate, but the sweetness lingers.
beechner224 (685) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle. Color is pitch black with minimal head. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste is strong coffee and heat comes through as it warms up. Very nice stout.
DrewFace (799) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As it warms some aromas of chili come out with some hints of cocoa. Pour is medium brown, slightly translucent. After letting it warm, initial flavor of coffee and then follows with some heat from the chiles. Slight amount of heat in this one, not overpowering but very well balanced and very enjoyable.