nathan30533 (869) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is unique. Cocoa and chili peppers in this brew especially if you allow it to warm. Enjoy.
kkleu357 (527) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet chocolate pepper aroma. Very sweet. Lots of chocolate and vanilla flavor with a mild peppery bite. Up there with the best.
willisread (611) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a tulip pint. Pours a very deep, dark brown with a small and thin toasted brown head. Huge aromas of chocolate milk, vanilla, coffee grounds and a hint of alcohol as it warms with a slight chilli burn. Medium body with a nice rich flavor and slightly creamy mouthfeel. As it warms up, everything really stands out and becomes more pronounced. Overall sweet, but the bitterness and spice also get a chance to shine as well. Long complex finish that leaves your mouth with a little chili burn sensation. Everything I want in an Imperial stout.
furthur (357) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, black opaque beer, brown sugar colored head fades to a ring. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, raisin, faint metal, vanilla, chilis. Taste is vanilla, coffee, cocoa, bourbony booze, chilis, faint metal. Palate is rich, not syrupy or thick, carbonation good, a touch sharp. This is a bit sweet. I also wonder at the ratings...it’s good, but not that good. Pretty boozy, too sweet.
MarkoNm (1192) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black color, topped with a fairly small but lasting dark beige colored head. Very noticeable coffee aroma, some roasty notes and chocolate later on, and some mild vanilla scent some time later. Taste starts with some dark fruity sweetness, followed by strong coffee bitterness and some chocolate presence. Finish again coffee. Complex, with slight feel of alcohol. Creamy and thick. A bit too coffee-liek for me, but still very tasty.
thegreek314 (8) - - APR 4, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is this beautiful black with a very thin tan head. The aroma is coffee but I?m not getting much of it, little stuffed up so that could be the reason. The taste is malty, caramel up front & then ends with this pleasant fruity, like a fig, chocolaty, coffee taste. Amazing beer that is really balanced. Would recommend!
RumRunner101 (866) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with brown head. Aromas of chili peppers, vanilla, burnt malts, brown sugar. Full bodied, creamy, alcohol well integrated. The peppers provide a nice lingering heat without being over the top. Some sweetness and big roast. Tasty.
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 1, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz pour from room temperature bottle in Spiegelau stout glass. Black and opaque. Strong, tan, lasting head. Beautiful beer. Nose is roasty-- chocolate and coffee. Perfectly creamy mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. The oatmeal is a great touch. Taste is simple awesome. Flavors really develop. Chocolate to coffee, roastiness and a little burnt underneath. Well balanced maltiness and sweetness. Little bitterness. Ends with a bit of little chili bite. Warming with some lingering alcohol as well. Surprisingly hidden, considering the abv. Great beer.
PorterPounder (6041) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Quick N Save - 12 oz bottle. Pours a thick black motor oil-like pour, tight, mocha colored head that hangs around a while, very light lacing. Aroma has a nice presence of cacao nibs, a touch of Kahlua, hints of licorice. Flavor is bold and delectable, sweet espresso notes, some roasted notes, a touch of fennel seed. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Thanks to Aaron at Quick N Save for the tip on this excellent beer!
mstrcrwly (600) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a snifter..inky black with a thin tan head..aromaof coffee,molasses,chocolate,pepper..taste of coffee,booze,roasted nuts..And little spice at the finish..didn’t do much for me..just ok.