j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a large dense mocha head. Roast on the nose, chocolate, cocoa. On the thin side of medium, body a little lacking what I would have expected given the pour and the 8% ABV, but still solid enough. Spicy chile comes through right away, gorgeous. The heat is noticeable but never invasive or distracting, remarkably well balanced. Cocoa, a good amount of roast. The combination of chocolate and chili is great. A little lingering heat and chocolate on the finish. Very well done.
Pfeezor (11) - - AUG 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank at home...pours a cola like syrup with a fair amount of carbonated head...chocolate with strong spices late in the game.
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Enjoyit (3454) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of roasted malt, liqurice, sweets, tobacco and spice. A flavor of spice, tobacco, liqurice and chili.
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lactose, not overdone, and cinnamon. Not too stouty an ale. Decent drinkability.Liamís bottle.
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark sepia, thin cream ring, heavy particulates. Newspaper factory nose, light bubble gum and anise, cocoa. Chocolate front palate with light oat mid, really dusty. Creamy palate. More balance in the end but not beginning?
gendv138 (1187) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared, poured into a tulip. Pours a cola brown with light tan head. Aromas of roast, caramel, nuts, dark fruit, spices. Tastes of dark chocolate, nuts, dark fruit, spices. Full body, semi-dry.
nimbleprop (4732) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle #106 pours an inky black with zero head. Nose has a lot of vanilla and spice, pepper, malt, molasses, cake. Flavor is spiced but nice, milk chocolate, vanilla bean, molasses, cinnamon. Full bodied, oily finish.
TheJvd (824) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, thanks for sharing MrHangover! Pours dark brown to black with a medium, quickly disappearing, off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, bit boozy, chocolate and malts. Taste has chocolate, a bit of roast, dark chocolate, booze and a nice and subtle chili note. Over medium body, bit fizzy carbo. Nice one.
JulienHuxley (2988) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mr Hangoverís Nieuwjaarsborrel, thanks to the man. Murky brown black pour. Boozy chocolate aromas, really spicy, cinnamon, chilies, fruity aromas, light bourbon. Sweet chocolaty flavor, better than the aroma, nice chili hotness, very sweet. Palate is med-full bodied and well carbed. Nice.
jmgreenuk (4222) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mr Hangoverís 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag and courtesy of MrHangover. The aroma is big forest fruits boozy alcohol with a little yeast. The flavour is medium sweet with a liqourice alcoholic spice chilli palate. Medium to full bodied with a rich oily bubbly mouthfeel.
kermis (4910) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to Mrhangover. Pours dark brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, fudge, caramel and cinnamon. Flavour is heavy sweet. Really boozy feeling with the chillis coming out in the palate and leaving a warming finish. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.