Beergaard (238) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing beer that gives room to both the coffee, vanilla, chocolate and the, subtle, chili. What a beer.
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Poured black with a short-lived dark brown head. The aroma picked up sweet molasses, cocoa, and lighter chili notes.. very decadent. The flavor found cocoa and other delicious black malts upfront, with cinnamon and peppery spicage following.. warm with great balance between spices and rich stout on the finish. Heavy-bodied with just the right carbonation on the palate.. great balance.. awesome!
radio_nowhere (1231) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into snifter glass, opaque deep dark brown (black) color with thin tan lacing. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, peppers, coffee, chocolate, tobacco earthiness, vanilla and wood char. Taste adds chocolate milk, almost chai spices, chili pepper, licorice, light coffee, bitter dark chocolate and some smokey ash. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy, soft, rich with lingering pepper roast finish. A imperial stout with everything thrown in the tank, and it’s excellent.
Nische (1277) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch black with quickly fading khaki head. Huge aroma of coffee with some leather, spices, liquorice and vanilla. Dry taste of coffee, chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and dry finish where the spicy peppers shine through at the back of the tongue. Lovely.
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent; super smooth. Don’t really pick up the peppers except maybe at the end of the finish. Some booze in there. Supremely balanced. Not so much a bomb as a velvet hammer.
madelfonatree (174) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Prairie Bomb! Pint Room Carmel, IN Blew the Keg in to a snifter
Look - After it settled creamy tan head around a finger. Never settled to nothing. Fine bubbles. Dark brown body. Blotchy lacing.
Smell - Coffee. Tobacco. Chocolate. Char. Licorice. Vanilla.
Taste - Tobacco and coffee. Chocolate. Char. Vanilla. Very mild heat.
Feel - Creamy and light burn on tongue. Heavy feel. Carbonation is not noticeable.
Overall - So dirty and good. Similar to breakfast stout. I wish the peppers were more apparent.
AndySnow (5156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, some vanilla, spices.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, coffee, some vanilla, spices, caramel.
karpik (285) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, tabasco, vanilla and roast. Very rich and complex. Pours pitch black with very small tan head. Taste is very balanced between chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Chili is in the background and fits very well here. What is important the addition of peppers does not caused that this one has a hot finish. It is excatly the opposite and finish is very smooth and creamy. Overall great stuff.
Mark_Eck (1250) - - AUG 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, and some peppers.
iHateBeerz (10) - - AUG 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Giving this one a mixed review - reason being that every other bottle I have is completely different - sometimes this is a hands down 5 a beautiful spiced stout with a myriad of flavors. But other times it’s completely oxidized and un-drinkable.