juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Batch 253-254. Chili pepper and sweet malt and chocolate dominate the nose. Black with no head. Awesome flavor with chocolate and chili peppers dominating. Sweet and silky smooth.
mR_fr0g (3924) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Thanks to Ken. Dark brown mahogany coloured pour with a nice lasting cream head. Aroma is nutty, choc malts, sweet beery and some apple. Flavour is nutty choc, piney hop, recent roasty malts. Palate is semi-sweet. Lingering chilli peppers and spice.
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours clear and dark brown with a small, fleeting head. The aroma is a swirl of vanilla, milk chocolate, cinnamon, caramel and tree nuts. Medium-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The bittersweet flavor offers a medley of chocolate creme, cinnamon, vanilla and a generous measure of chili pepper heat. Warming chilies, cinnamon and vanilla in the sticky finish. The chili warmth lingers a while in the aftertaste. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!
Beerman6686 (4671) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker brown to black with a beige head. Aroma was of roast, light candy, and some.chilies. Flavor was mild heat, lots of chocolate sweetness, and vanilla. Decent.
AndySnow (4060) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Black colour with a minimal head.
Aroma: Chilli, spices, cinnamon, vanilla, raisin, chocolate.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, cardamom, cinnamon, chilli, a bit of alcohol.
Desverger (2373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - roasted malty aroma and taste, caramel, chocolate, dark dried fruits, light chilli bite in the finish. Decent.
rlgk (11421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Black beer with a small beige head. Roasted fruity aroma, figs, raisins, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa notes. Fruity caramel and chocolate flavor, raisins, figs, vinous, spicy, chocolate, warming alcohol. Very nice.
fattybladdy (613) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark near black pour with a thin head that dissipated quickly. Big sweet aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Taste of rich milk chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, peppery heat in the finish. Unique and quite solid all around.
artmcd8 (1777) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share at DLD. Held off on the rate because I was going to drink a bottle I had but nevermind on that one. Dark brown pour. Slight tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, some cocoa powder. Taste is sweet without a real heat kick.
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during the RBESG London 2014 Sunday Tasting. Pours oily black with a cream tan head. The nose has dusty chocolate, cinnamon, some red pepper. Medium sweet with nice cocoa, light spice, roast, moderate bitter earth. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweet with light chili spice, nice cinnamon accents, cocoa. Solid.
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14 this one has our Kenny stamped all over it !?!
Light black with moderate tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is roast malt, spice, rich chocolate, green pepper trace.
Taste carries an earthy roasted malt foundation, rich chocolate, dark toffee fudge, subtley done green chilli.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming alchol and well balanced chilli heat in the close.
Decent impy, drinks below the ABV and not too chilli hot.