GranvilleTim (1724) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Kbudd19. Pour is black with a brown head. Aroma is peppers, vanilla, cocoa, coffee bitterness. Taste is a blend of flavors that quickly explode across your taste buds. I taste the cocoa, feel the heat, little sweetness of vanilla, little bitterness from the coffee. Alcohol is not tasted but felt at the end. The heat gains as it warms
Ernest (6483) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting.
Body is opaque black (flashlight tested).
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (coffee, roasted grain, dark chocolate), with notes of vegetables (chiles, green onions), alcohol, vanilla.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, oily/syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, heavily alcoholic/burning.
A crude, mediocre rendition, unfortunately. The first obvious problem is the chile peppers, for two reasons: (1) the vegetal odor they impart, and (2) for a beer already throat-burning due to high alcohol, why would you want to add more throat burn with chile heat? The coffee is pleasant at least, but apart from that and the expected choco-vanilla notes, there really isn’t much more to it. I spent a while with this, hoping something would open up underneath the primary aromas, but nothing ever did. The chiles don’t take it all the way into "unpleasant" territory, but there’s just not that much here to entice, it just seems kind of simple despite all the adjuncts used (or perhaps a better way to put it is that there isn’t much underneath the adjuncts, which are all pretty obvious). In the mouth, things aren’t much better...it’s very sweet and very burning, and fairly syrupy as well. The only place it truly shines is in the appearance department, where true first-pour opacity combined with a lasting head give it a perfect score for a stout.
Couch0508 (9) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have had to travel to Oklahoma for work and this has really become one of my all time favorites. It is a great one and done beer.
miquelcrush (1603) - Granollers, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cervesa amb un fort aroma i gust a xocolata i a cafè, textura avellutada molt agradable.
Cerveza con un fuerte aroma y sabor a chocolate y a café, textura aterciopelada muy agradable.
dreamflower (612) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Barley Brothers in Winnipeg. Super dark and velvety. Coffee and chocolate with a creamy texture and fantastic depth. One of my favourites of all time.
pcshotsauce33 (46) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an awesome and gorgeous imperial stout. She’s packed with a sweet coffee chocolate vanilla tongue and a chili pepper tang finish. Damn good combination balance and applaud the brewer for this fine product. Really enjoyed and you will too...boom!!!
Baristas2Brewers (22) - - FEB 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Found this delicious beer on our road trip upstate. Prairie Bomb has it all. Delicious coffee and chocolate perfection with a kick of chili pepper in the back of the throat. Enjoy!
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Douglas. Big thanks!
A: Opaque black, ring of mocha head, and legs.
N: Char, cocoa, coffee/espresso, vanilla, black olive, big smoke and char, a touch of the chili peppers, some soy sauce, and cinnamon.
T: Spicy, very sweet, neither bitter nor cloying.
M: Oily, thick body, fizzy carbonation, hidden alcohol.
O: This is balanced and very pleasing. I think they did an excellent job of integrating the spice level, in particular. Not quite as over the top as Hunahpu’s, but a damn fine specimen nonetheless.
truebluehes (180) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Bottle. Dark pour with awesome beige head. Espresso, cacao, slight pepper on nose. Silky smooth finish, 13 abv is hidden real well.
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douglas88 (6577) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy black color with a small beige head. A fruity peppery nose quite lovely. The flavor is licorice, chocolate, vanilla, heat, roast, cocoa. Massive flavors. Works very well. Spicy green pepper. Awesome.