Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Greg’s with friends. Pour is pitch black with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Big green peppers, coffee, cocoa, sweet malty, roasty, somewhat earthy, and graham crackers in the aroma. Taste is sweet, yet smooth - deep dark chocolate, espresso, dark cherries, pie crust, vanilla, and toasted bread with light heat on the backend. Sticky, mouth-coating body with soft carbonation. The perfect combination of sweet and deep complex with the perfect amount of heat on the finish.
worldbeertaste (1536) - AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Black with a tan, lacy lasting, thin head. Smells of deep roast, chilli, and a lot of coffee with a hint of vanilla. The smell is fantastic. Full oily body. Tastes of oily dark chocolate with a sweet ashy, chilli, malty coffee finish. Bit on alcohol on the lips. Leaves the mouth ashy with chocolate and bitter roast. Yummy. Defiantly on the far end of the spectrum
jmgreenuk (3255) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis at Dean’s night before the night tasting, Den Haag. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin tan head and a little broken lace. The aroma is big dry coffee roasted malt and dark chocolate. Amazing. The flavour is medium bitter light sweet with a watery liqourice bitter spicy chilli palate. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Lovely oily mouthfeel with a long bitter finish.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the night before the night tasting. Thanks kermis! Pours dark brown with a beautiful brown head. Aroma is chilli, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, caramel and bourbon. Moderate to heavy sweet. Some bitterness. Full bodied. Very good.
deanso (4502) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
35cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis @ the night before the night before tasting.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Slight chilli burn. An awesome brew. Well done.
Yorker (963) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours murky dark brown with a lot of sediment and a dark tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are cocoa, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and just a hint of chili – with a bitter finish that has a slight chili bite. ABV is well hidden.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home after a hard day traveling for the Hommage release. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of rich coffee and chilli peppers up front with vanilla and malt. Flavor is over moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Dark chocolate and caramel coming out in the palate, with the chillis leaving a nice warmth and almost fruitiness in the finish. A little thinner in the mouthfeel than expected but still great. Full bodied with light carbonation. Great stuff!
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Black in color with a decent sized brown head. Aroma is of smoke, coffee, chili peppers, vanilla, cocoa. Taste is of dutch cocoa, chocolate milk, coffee, roasted malts, and a very faint chili heat.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The look is dark, tan head, and black in color. The smell is toasted peppers, malt, roast, coffee, vanilla, and bold. The taste is peppers, spice, malt, roast, coffee, and nice. Lot of layers.
bursprak (248) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle @ home. Wow! Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is full of chillies with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is loads of coffee with cocoa and the chillies coming in at the end. Rather thin body but overall a really nice beer!