superspak (3753) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/4/2015. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, toffee, molasses, chili pepper, toast, dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, chili pepper, and coffee/vanilla/cocoa spice notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, toffee, molasses, chili pepper, toast, dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of pepper spice and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, toffee, molasses, chili pepper, toast, dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt chili pepper, and coffee/vanilla/cocoa spice flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, fairly sticky/chalky, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Very minimal heat from the actual peppers as well. Overall this is an incredible spiced imperial stout style. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, chili pepper, and coffee/vanilla/cocoa spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. A highly amazing offering as expected.
procraste (306) - FRANCE - OCT 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
La bombe, c’est un cœur coulant au chocolat au sein d’une croûte légèrement trop cuite sous forme liquide avec un peu de gaz ! Ici, à la différence de ses voisines, le piment est bien maîtrisé et ne vire pas au poivre en fin de bouche mais soutient parfaitement les arômes par sa chaleur ! On sent bien passé l’alcool mais avec gourmandise ... De quoi bien roupiller dans son fauteuil club devant la cheminée !
kathouse (1374) - Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee, vanilla, and chocolate aromas are reflected in the taste as well. Both are very pleasant. Color and lack of head take away from score, but not my admiration.
Mosby54 (21) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark, dark brown with no head. The nose is all dark chocolate and coffee. Really appetizing! After awhile I get a little note of vanilla on the end. Creamy, full mouth feel. Everything on the label is there. The alcohol is pretty balanced, considering the high alcohol percent. Love the lingering chili...
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Turboninja (283) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle@home. Strong aroma with chili, salty licorice and licorice. Strong taste with licorice, salty licorice and some coffee. Chili comes last mostly in nice warming feeling in throat. Malts bit too hidden. Perfect body with bit too much carbonation. Overall superb IS where the implementation of chili has succeeded perfectly and coffee is not dominant.
martjoobolut (1924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (from beergium). Pours black without head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, and touch of alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malt, chili, vanilla, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate. Finish is dark chocolate bitter. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: great brew.
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown beer, small tan head. Nose is dominated by coffee, roast notes, chili and alcohol, chocolate and cocoa in the background. Flavor is big and roasty, lots of coffee and milk chocolate. Finishes with vanilla, milk chocolate, warming booze and chili heat. Lingering chili and chocolate. Oily palate. Big and spicy beer. Lovely.
esp0r (2459) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from VP Aker Brygge enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown, black in glass, with a thick tanned head. Smell of vanilla, cocoa, coffee, some vegetable aromas, dark malts, quite complex and inviting. Heavy sweet, alot of cocoa and vanilla, more coffee hidden in the back with a good kick of chili on the side. Alot of dark dark malts, dark fruits, complex flavors, quite exquisite. Medium bitter, coffee, earthy and chili tail. Very nice!
StilleStorm (1217) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
DAA; Bottle 12 Fl Oz., from Vinmonopolet. Pours small, black with a creamy frothy and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruit, light green pepper, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a lasting roasted, dark dried fruit and chili warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is sticky to creamy, carbonation is flat to soft. Yes, it’s truly a unique beer, mixing pepper and malt perfect.
Stoned99 (726) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at The Festival in Florida. Aroma: lots of chocolate, coffee. App: dark brown near dark, small brown head, small lacing. Taste and palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, smooth, medium sweetness but not aggressive so really too drink. Overall: great! Wow. This is so smooth. Awesome! I’m out of words right now but this is definitively awesome. Hope I can get my hands on some bottles of this soon.