jhgrantjr (439) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2015 Poured from a bottle bought at Beverage World. Pours a deep black color with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, slight coffee, a little toffee. The taste is sweet. Iím surprised that there are chili peppers in it. That taste is slight, but balances it out. It is heavy but smooths out. This is a really good beer. One of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dchmela (2761) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Oblivion. Pour thick and black with a creamy head. Nose is spicy pepper, chocolate. Taste is smooth malt, slight pepper, chocolate and roasted grain. Hides alcohol really well, this is one damn tasty brew.
Sir_Veza (2) - Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, chili pepper
Appearance: black, minimal head
Taste: slight sweetness and then heat from chili peppers, coffee taste is subtle
Palate: heavy body with a creamy, almost flat texture
Overall: A remarkable beer! Never had anything quite like it. Didnít expect to care for the flavors much, but damn they nailed it.
thedm (5004) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy with a frothy top finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was malty toasted malt chocolate dark malt and toffee. The crisp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a mild vinous aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt cloves toffee vinous mild spice toasted malt chocolate brown malt dark malt and hops. A wonderful best in class brew.
beertholomeus (1062) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chili and caramel aroma and flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla finish.
GranvilleTim (1759) - 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 (6540) - 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 isnít 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 donít take it all the way into "unpleasant" territory, but thereís 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 isnít much underneath the adjuncts, which are all pretty obvious). In the mouth, things arenít much better...itís 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 (43) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
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 (1663) - 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 cafŤ, textura avellutada molt agradable.
Cerveza con un fuerte aroma y sabor a chocolate y a cafť, textura aterciopelada muy agradable.
dreamflower (630) - 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.