BenH (2843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Mike. Aroma of smokey chilli peppers, vanilla and chocolate. Taste of chocolate and vanilla, roasty and a little smokey. A bit over fizzy. Nice.
McNeillR (1595) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black, oily small ringed head. Firm musky chilli crunch on the nose. Oaty and Vanilla dusting sweetness. Very succulent dark malt either a sweet crust. There’s a burn but it’s a wholesome seeded burn from the chilli. Not overly rich most of the time, viscous enough. Lingers clean like nappies soaked in vanilla and chillis.
Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting, Cheers BenHhhhHhhhhh
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 335ml @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Omgrich.
Brune foncée, quasi noire, col beige-blanc cassé. Doré au verre.
Arôme offre un bouquet enivrant de chocolat, mat avec un bouquet modéré de piment qui vient titiller les narines.
Palais est ici aussi axé sur les malts avec une belle dose de chocolat. Le profil épicé est subtil et progresse doucement en bouche sans jamais être surfait. De ce fait, une bière bien en balance. Le tout se réchauffe sur la fin et le sentiment d’épicé apparait un peu plus.
Le vanille, vu les dimensions du chili, ne reste que en retrait mais contribue à cette balance, apportant ainsi une belle pointe de douceur.
Au final, bière sympa qui s’inspire sans se la cacher de la version de CCB.
sirwisa (25) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
complex, big, earthy roasty imperial stout bomb. definite after dinner sipper that pairs well with rich chocolate and/or coffee noted desserts. salted caramel would be great too. nice balance of spice, coffee, nibs and pepper. smooth alcohol heat that could get you in trouble!
muddypuddle (2) - mill valley, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
coffee & chocolate notes waft off the surface. alcohol heat is mostly hidden by the smooth dark/roasty malts, nibs and pepper spice. solid sipper!
EtTuCthulhu (1290) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a very dark brown with a medium reddish brown head that fades somewhat quickly. The aroma blends cocoa nibs, roasted peppers, roasted malts, and coffee beans, and the taste is slightly bitter (due to dark chocolate and coffee flavors), mildly umami, slightly sweet, and slightly spicy. The finish increases in bitterness with the coffee and dark chocolate flavors becoming more predominant, and the mouthfeel fuses an oily texture, medium-full body, and a soft carbonation.
ContemplateBeer (1658) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Lean roast, fudge without being sweet; dry chocolate cake. Appearance: Pitch black with a dark mocha head that settled into a ring. Flavor: Dry, cake-like, pronounced pepper toward the finish (pepper flavor, not a ton of heat). 14%? Couldn’t tell. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: Definitely good, but not top tier for me.
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Initial aroma was of cigarettes then followed up by coffee, I don’t like cigarettes but I enjoyed this aroma. Mild chilli bite on the taste that stayed the distance, smoke was there as well, milky coffee and also the vanilla notes, very very easily drinkable and the appearance started it all off well with a deep black body with a decent size dark tan head. Expecting a good beer and definitely wasn’t disappointed.
mkel07 (3971) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap @ Scratch Bar as part of the Weekend of Darkness event 200714. Wow what an amazing beer this is. Given that when they went to tap the keg the coupling broke and the beer had to be transferred to another keg the beer lost none of its awesomeness. Black, brilliant and bloody good.
jonnyguns (1096) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a pitch black with a very tanned head. Nose smells fucking amazing. Loads of chocolate, espresso, vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is upfront bitter coffee - then the vanilla sweetens the finish which includes a light chili after burn. Fuck me this exceptional. 13% not evident booze hidden so well. Cocoa coated palate leaves you wanting more. Wow!
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