Theis (12156) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black - brown head. Fresh coffee. Acid. Light burned. Cocoa. Vanilla. Nice malty. Light spicy pepper notes. High malty. Light body and finish. Lovely.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chili pepper, and fudge. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, chili peppers, vanilla, and roasted malt with a dry, bitter finish.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft in Washington, DC - where else? Admits no light. Brown head. Aroma of licorice, burnt rubber, espresso pot that’s been left on the burner for three days. Taste is burnt bitter espresso, burnt smouldering brownies, anise. Definitely a big beer, my throat burns now, and the finish lasts half an hour. Reminds me of a lite version of Mikkeller Black.
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Ken at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours black/brown with garnet glints and a tan head. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, smoke, chili. Could be chipotle. It’s a little earthy. Finishes towards dry with non-alcoholic heat. Earthy chocolate chili - sort of gritty. In a smooth way. Delicious.
Tmoney99 (9634) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, vanilla, hot spice and alcohol aroma. Heavy dark sweet toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
Koelschtrinker (9517) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intensiv malzige schokoladiger Antrunk. Geringe mitten von Chili, die aber zu keiner Zeit stört. Vollmundig, intensiv bleibend, dabei aber unauffällig alkoholisch, sehr süffig. Zum Ende dann doch leicht scharf, intensiv, spitze. 13/11/11/13//12
brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a nice tan head. The nose is rather heavy on the chili, but also tons of vanilla and chocolate. Some almost whiskey notes to it, roasted malt, coffee, sweet caramel, and maybe a hint of marshmallow. The flavor is quite intense, but less so on the peppers. Roast, chocolate, coffee, and tons of vanilla. A mild heat, some caramel, and marshmallow.
Ratman197 (8514) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel and a hint of chilies. Palate was full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, light caramel and a hint of chilies with a smooth warming lingering chocolate coffee finish.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden waxed bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and a smaller sized tan head. Coffee, more coffee, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, and some dark fruits. Alcohol content hidden ... very nice.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big ass blackish pour, brown head. Flavors are loaded with goodness! Vanilla, chocolate, coffee notes, roast, plums, molasses, chili peppers. These guys are freaking killing it.