RABinCO (1198) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bootle into a snifter.Deep, viscous black pour with a dark brown head that fades to a halo. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, bit of spicy pepper. Taste is dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, cream,a bit of chili heat. Unbalanced, but easy drinking.
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle shared from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Black appearance with a small dissipating brown head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, light oak, and light chili peppers. Full, thick body. An excellent sipper.
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a finger of light brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of licorice, and pepper spiciness that stays in my nose longer than the other aromas. Taste is bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and peppers at the end. Bitter and spicy aftertaste. Mouth feel is silky but not as creamy and thick as I was expecting. Overall this is a very good stout but I wouldn’t say it’s worthy of the hype, and in no way is it worthy of the price tag.
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Angels Beverages Plano. Pours black with a thin dark brown head. The aromas are chili/banana pepper, roasted coffee, chocolate. The mouthfeel is roasty, chocolaty and has a heavy body with light carbonation. Absolutely phenomenal beer! Cheers!
Lectvay (119) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, oily brown with a light brown/red blossoming head. Chocolate and chilis on the nose. Feels thick and creamy, intense chocolate and coffee flavors. A subtle but present burn from a mix of chili and alcohol. Exquisite beer!
kambei70 (587) - - JUN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle. Pours tar black with a big, frothy dark brown head that had a little crimson in it. The aroma is a wonderful mellow coffee with dark and milk chocolate, a little cooked vegetable and a nice chili pepper at the end. One of the best balanced aromas I've ever smelled. The taste slowly builds and then explodes on your taste buds. Starts with vanilla and creamy chocolate that gives way to the more bitter cocoa and transforms into the coffee flavor. There is a slight vegetal quality that has a hint of the chili pepper, but not as much as in the aroma. It ends with a sharper coffee bitterness that has a dark chocolate undertone. A very rounded and creamy mouthfeel.
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thomas15 (682) - USA - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma chocolate, coffee, roast, heat, dark fruit, all really well intergrated. Appears darkest brown with nice light brown head, ample and fluffy good lacing. Taste is roasty heat followed by coffee and chocolate. Roasted coffee lingers.
GRM (2956) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, savoured on March 14 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: hot pepper, Ol’ Grandad’s Jalapeno chips, light vanilla; mouth: roasted barley, vanilla, hot pepper but way less intense than on the nose, chocolate milk, finale in light hop pepper with presence of vanilla, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 12 onces, 14 %, savourée le 14 mars 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : piment, croustilles Ol’ Grandad’s Jalapeño, léger vanille; bouche : orge torréfiée, vanille, piment mais beaucoup moins intense qu’au nez, lait au chocolat, finale en léger piment avec présence de vanille, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
WillRunForBeer (628) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rate #500. Bottle. Pours nearly black with a big beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, green vegetables. Nice complex flavor with dark chocolate, coffee, fig, vanilla and a bit of heat from the peppers in the finish.
jeremyh70 (684) - Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with just a hint of cola color around the edges. Big fluffy dark khaki head, maybe the darkest I’ve seen, that hangs around forever and leaves good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, earthy roasted coffee, vanilla and toffee and some green, vegetal notes. Big chocolate, espresso and vanilla flavors in the taste. Roasted flavors that combine with the peppers green and vegetal notes to provide a big and fairly sharp bitterness. Has a smokey and charred taste also from the malt and peppers and a bit of licorice. Alcohol and it’s spiciness become more apparent as it warms but are still kept in check by the other flavors. Finishes dry with a prominent roasty and green bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium/full body and carbonation. Big, bold flavors of an imperial stout that are enhanced by smokey peppers and charred malts.