Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Röstiger Kaffee, Chili, Kakaopulver,Bitterschokolade, angenehme Schärfe,Vanillearomen. Lecker.
IloveIPAs81 (20) - - JUL 25, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap Hair of the Dog BKK. Pours black small brown head. Great smell of chocolate, vanilla and coffee.
airrick2003 (701) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pours with practically no head, I did see hints of a tan head, the beer is intensely black, even on the edges
Aroma: coffee, chili peppers, chocolate, smoke, dark roasted grain, smells good
Taste: chocolate, coffee, on the sweeter side, alcohol warmth, slight coffee bitterness, the pepper is discernable but it's not hot at all
Palate: very thick and heavy mouthfeel, soft carbonation, coffee aftertaste
Overall: this is really good, I was worried that the very high abv would dominate the taste but it's actually very well hidden, nice complexity and very well rounded
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
King_Alex_II (675) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with beige foam. Coffee and chocolate smell. The taste is sweet and oily with less coffee and more vanilla and chocolate. A very smooth dryish chocolate aftertaste. Insanely great beer.
juiceisloose (1117) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft this poured thick and nearly pitch black color that is impenetrable by light and crowned by a small head of tan colored foam that quickly fades to a thin film. The aroma is really nice showing dark baker’s chocolate, dark roasted coffee, to go with spicy, dried chilies. The vanilla bean adds a hint of smoothness and depth. The flavor follows with more dark bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, smoke and then followed the vanilla bean and some spicy heat from the ancho chili peppers. There is a perfect balance between the sweet and bitter andthechili peppers add just a touch of heat while helping to balance things out. Nearly full bodied and oily on the mouthfeel with balanced carbonation that leads to a bitter sweet chocolate finish. There is a lot of depth in the flavors and they all tie together nicely. Awesome brew. Will definitely seek this out again.
Unde (594) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown to black colour with smallish head on top. Some lacing is there also. Aroma has cocoa, vanilla and dark chocolate. Taste has lots of vanilla, cocoa, hint of pepper and espresso coffee in the end. Magnificent taste! Full oily body and low carbonation. Really excellent Imperial Stout.
RichTheVillan (4685) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a thin tan head, aroma has big smokey action along with a heightened roast, taste has smooth creamy mouthfeel, with has creamy chocolate, viscous action, some chocolate, really tasty has a hint of barrel, some spice, vanilla marshmallow in a jar, expected much more.
anstei (348) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The nose is questionable to me; Sometimes it’s tasty chocolate and coffee, sometimes I’m put off by notes of... Brussel sprouts?! Tastes of all chocolate, coffee, chili and vanilla very present. Incredibly sweet, but still drinkable.
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015 Rating #1000. Pitch black color with tan head. Beautiful. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, hint of coffee, chili, amazing composition. Taste is vanilla, bitter chocolate, coffee, chili catch. Not as warming as the BA version and not as perfectly balanced as the BA version, but still an amazing brew.
tomekboniek (259) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 14, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Butelka. Barwa czarna, smolista, nieprzejrzysta z niewysoką beżową pianą. Silne aromaty czekolady, wanilii, kawy. Bogaty i zrównoważony bukiet - bardzo szlachetny. W smaku wanilia, czekolada. Goryczka nie jest zalegająca, do tego słodycz. Papryczki sprawiają uczucie wyraźnej niezalegającej pikantności. Wyraźny alkohol dobrze balansuje się z bukietem i kompozycją smakową. Do długiego sączenia, nie warto się śmieszyć. Świetne piwo!