brewballs (214) - USA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think I was lost by the Prairie Bomb and Merica, but this one is pretty darn good! You can smell the aroma of espresso and chocolate. Dark as oil. Lacy head. The cocoa nibs and booze are detectable. Full bodied. Complex beer. Reviewers say the chili is pronounced but I did not detect any heat. It is shamelessly good. I’d love to try this one on tap. Or maybe even buy it andvpull it out in December.
HogTownHarry (6303) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
September 17, 2014 - at Craft Clerkenwell; keg. Even at something like 5 Pounds 50 the half this was stunning - I had two, because I was taking my brother-in-law around to my favorite places this day (Black Friar, Southampton Arms then Craft Clerkenwell, so he could experience a wide range of pub styles) - to this day, one year later, he still asks if he can get this beer - he even wanted the recipe because he figured he might be able to make it at home (ha!). Anyway. Highest rated beer of my 2014 London Trip. Pretty gorgeous beer - black, thick-looking, with a large and lasting creamy light brown head - a thing of beauty. Aroma is also stunning - all chocolate and coffee - yes, alcohol, but this is big in all ways - lush, only a little bitterness, and there is an earthy character which I guess is the chillies; wicked awesome!! The taste - wow, follows, and even more chilli pepper heat, also a little lactic too - yum. Thick, richly velvety, almost syrupy mouthfeel, very airy but not overly carbonated (I like my stouts and impies to not dance too much on the tongue), finishes with waves of roast chocolate and coffee - superb stuff, worth the price.
OwainTurner (423) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing. Not sure what to make of, a malted style beer... amazing tastez swwwrr. And rich. Chocolate and vanilla. Sweet ... Like nothing else iv had... Best sweet stout? I think. Chocolate. Coffee. Vanilla.
martjoobolut (1708) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown-black with brownish head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, malt, dark chocolate, roast. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, dark chocolate, malt, roast, some coffee. Finish is roast-dark chocolate bitter with lingering sweetness. Overall: very good.
suurjuust (1882) - ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown beer, small to nonexistent brown head. Nose is vanilla, roast, spice, molasses. Flavor is milk chocolate, roast, plums, vanilla, spicy notes. Finishes with vanilla and roast, dry notes, alcohol, smoky notes. Intense stuff, love the chocolate, roast and vanilla.
kanaclane (106) - - AUG 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nez: Moka, alcool
Bouche: Moka, vanille, chocolat, alcool
Un café très noir froid très légèrement pétillant
Un Imperial Stout excellent qui réchauffe.
Hopmaestro (662) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is massive from molasses, chocolates, wet wood,. Taste is malty chocolates, roasted coffee with a sweetness that is thick. Chili sting if you hold a sip for a few seconds before you swallow. It bites like needles in the roof of your mouth.
PabloZab (593) - Wroclaw, POLAND - AUG 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap (Szynkarnia, Wroclaw). Totalnie czarne i nieprzejrzyste z brazowa piana, ktora szybko znika i niespecjalnie zdobi szklo. Aromat intensywny, slodki z nutami czekolady, wisni w czekoladzie, palonymi a to wszystko mocno przykryte nuta szlachetnego alkoholu, skerry, rumu. Czekoladowe w smaku z malutka palona nuta i niewyczuwalnym alkoholem, ktory calkiem agresywnie atakuje nozdrza w aromacie. Oleista konsystencja sprawia, ?e piwo pozostawia dlugi, slodko-czekoladowo posmak a alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa od srodka i drapie w przelyku. Bardzo gladkie i swietnie pijalne jak na ten woltaz.
Nisse666 (5168) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from web SB cons 2015-08-21 Göteborg
AR: vanilla milk chocolate, wee metallic chili
AP: dark brown body, thin fizzy very dark brown and deminishing head
F: milk chocolate, vanilla powder, fudge, metallic chili, thick fluid, full body, actually a nice beer without the bloody chili!
Calisky (1760) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Jaghana
Couleur noire, aucune mousse. Nez fort moka, note alcool rechauffant. Gout
chocolat, moka, grain de café, on sent le chili en fin de bouche réchauffante, note douce et ronde et reglisse. Super intense, nickel
lobs_ols (408) - LATVIA - AUG 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, medium brown head. Aroma is chocolatey maltiness with some spice notes (noteably chilli). Sweet with balancing bitter notes, lovely spicy palate with smokey and chocolatey notes following through. Wonderful.