Concealer (964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black with a foamy tan head. Laces on side and head around the edges stay for a long while. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and spicy chili peppers. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and chili. Sweet at first with a semi bitter end and spicy bite. Lingering coffee and chocolate. Full bodied and smooth.
EdKing (2174) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Bottle Shop, Bermondsey. Pours opaque very dark brown, minimal tan head which is gone quickly. Nose is rich, bitter, roasted dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt grain, rich black ground coffee, slight buttery lactic, crisp minerals, and some vegetal chopped chilli/green pepper. Taste is rich dry dark chocolate, black coffee beans, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt, bit of the vegetal chilli. Rich, luxurious, dark chocolate. Very good but ideally in a small measure.
McWorta (1051) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with dark ruby red hues (>100 EBC) and a fine dark white/beige fine poring head. Viscous with good lacings. Aromas of roast chocolate, milk coffee, vanilla, toffee, light charcoaled wood and hints of tobacco develop. Soft and lightly carbonated, velvety-slick texture, full body. Milk-chocolate-coffee sweetness with roast bitterness developping a well structured spice astringency with cocoa-vanilla flavours throughout. Lasting complex roast toffee chocolate finish which offers at the far end well balanced spice notes - chilli action.
biirusaikou (1340) - - AUG 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at HopScotch. Rich dark chocolate, quite thick and creamy, vanilla and chili stand in the background to keep it interesting, notes of almond, mocha, licorice, oak, sweet finish. Nice stuff, dangerously drinkable, I’m afraid I’ve just downed 3 glasses :
Dorkenstein (149) - - AUG 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big sweet milk chocolate aroma with vanilla and some chilli pepper skins. Taste is sweet fudge milk chocolate, roasted espresso beans, vanilla, and then a nice subtle spice that crackles in the back of the throat as a warming alcohol sensation rises from the top of you chest.
shoulderbroken (2850) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Hopscotch. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, rich, cocoa, sweet and lightly doughy. Taste is good, coffee, chilli, roasty. Caramel.
Strykzone (5627) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at ESBLS. Surprised I have never rated this one. A lot going on in this beer. Roasted malts, fruit, peppers, and spice. It is tempting to compare this to something like Hunahpu bit is its own beer and that comparison is unfair. This is good.
simont1 (443) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of chili, red paprika, licorice, milk chocolate, light coffee with faints of vanilla. Every component is present in its own, you can clearly feel chocolate, vanilla, and the taste of peppers with a lingering finish, this is very well integrated with a nice chili touch and without any booze. Really solid.
drjoeng (207) - - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
13%ABV. Imperial Chocolate Stout.
Poured out of the bottle a syrupy black, 40ºSRM.
Nose is sweet and full of rich cocoa notes, like dark chocolate. Some nice rich buttery, toffee like aromas.
Nicely balanced carbonation. Palate has coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla, chickory,
Finish is carbon, bitter hops and a very pleasant residual aroma of a dark chocolate lava cake, with hints of butter and flour.
So nice. Goes on Favorites List.
kevinsenn (1509) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Lord Hobo, Cambridge MA. Aroma is incredible. Chocolate chili coffee marshmallow. Taste is awesome. Similar notes. Love it.
Beergaard (236) - 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.