jhamp9 (880) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with a mocha head. Huge coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste again has a massive amount of coffee and chocolate. Slight chili heat in there. Some bitterness. Alchohol is nearly completely concealed. This beer is phenomenal.
wlajwl (3334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is definite coffee, light chocolate and mild sweetness. The flavor is coffee, cocoa/dark chocolate, spiciness in the background, dark malts and an acidic/slightly sour finish.
NeoHippie2 (641) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with a tan head. Aroma is predominantly of espresso with notes of vanilla and cocoa. Big coffee flavor with some warming from the chiles in the finish. As it warms up a bit the vanilla and cocoa flavors come out more, the slightly spicy finish from the chiles is a perfect compliment to everything else going on. Abv is barely noticeable as well. Very impressive, great beer.
boozedude (1483) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle into glass... thick surypy pitch black pour with big dark brown head..arona of chocolate vanilla and coffe..taste is a nice creamy coffe pile of joy... absolutly incredible... cant believe its 14% super smooth..love it and will get it again asap
mcmd (284) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
red wax. Pours pitch black with a nice mocha head - beautiful beer. Aroma is fairly straight forward coffee and chocolate. Taste also is a blend of coffee and dark chocolate with a lasting heat which lingers on the palate. Getting just a hint more chili as it warms and breathes. Alcohol hidden by the burn of the pepper. Was hoping for more vanilla and more chili flavor other than just heat in the finish - a bit of a let down for me given the hype, but still a great beer. I would take a Hunahpu any day over this.
ACD (528) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap, Mikkeller SF. Black with mocha head. Loads of cocoa, pepper, dark roast coffee and vanilla on the nose. Huge cocoa nib flavour - so chocolatey - deep coffee notes, pepper, bit of chilli kick (just a hint), vanilla pod, dark berry notes. Medium/full mouthfeel. Residual coffee, cocoa and chilli. Bloody hell. So huge and complex yet so drinkable - cannot fathom the fact this is 14%. Wonderful stuff.
Experiment_Ale (376) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zwanze Day 2013. Pours milk black. Light lacing. Aroma is big chocolate pepper malt vanilla great. Taste is chocolate pepper malt awesome! Finish is long and burst of flavor. Awesome! Mouthfeel is heavy good.
TheHOFF43 (1432) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Johns Grocery. gold waxed 12ozer. holy Christ this beer lifts. Pour is dark, head disappeared fast. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla and a hint of pepper burn. very very good.
BoostIPA (971) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle mail order from Johns Grocery. Gold wax. Pours a pretty intense black with a dark orange looking head that just doesn’t last. Aromas of roast, marshmallows, chocolate. No hint of the peppers in the aroma. Taste is a gentle rubbing of spice over a grilled steak, followed by German chocolate and a vanilla latte. But the spice lingers a bit. Very, very good. No hint of the 14% is detected, drinks more like 7%.
tastybeer (1488) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy B3shine, thanks! Pour is ink black, tan head. Good retention/lace. Aroma of espresso, vanilla, coffee, light green pepper. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, light heat/vegetable. Palate is soft, remarkably smooth, sweet finish.