Fantabox (17) - USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice imperial stout with chocolate from beginning to end. Vanilla is a definite flavor but no chili pepper taste, just a slight resinous-spicy hot finish at the back of the throat. Almost oil-black with a tan head.
beersighted (121) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet imperial stout with a distinct, but mellow spicy heat from flavoring with chiles. Much more biting as it warmed in the snifter. A nice mingling of coffee roastiness and heat.
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful beer. Lots of coffee and a slight bite of chili at the end. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Thick, creamy consistency. Finishes bitter and a little spicy. Lots of dark chocolate and big roast. Wonderful balance. Thanks to DCLawyer for sharing a bottle of this at Churchkey.
Ron (2679) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma, earthy-woody. Starts intense malty, notes of coffee and cacao, some chocolate.Some chili noted, but not as much as the stout with chili I made.. Oily malty finish. I enjoyed during the Cowboy Romp of Philly. 38 - 27.
Imaena (1881) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Ok...I drink a lot of impy stouts and this one is pretty exceptional. It is on the sweetside for those how like their IS heavy on bitterness. But overall this is pretty exceptional. If not a little boozy.
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. Dark brown. Aroma is super dusty, coffee, chocolate. Taste is bitter. Extremely dry finish. Cakey.
UncleKorm (886) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured a black hue w/ dark tan head. Medium chocolate aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold spiced finish. Tastes are dark chocolate, Espresso, vanilla and chillies. Full bodied.
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PartyFowle (73) - - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, with an inch of cinnamon-colored foam, dense and marshmallowy. Cocoa powder in the nose, chalky milk chocolate, light roast coffee, vanilla bean. A slight vegetal aroma Iím gonna attribute to the chiles. Coffee is most prominent in the flavor, though here it seems overly roasted, balanced by smooth vanilla and finished by bittersweet dark chocolate and a very subtle pepper heat. Body is a bit light to support the style and all the flavors -- itís medium-light and full of prickly carbonation. I canít attest to the freshness of this bottle, but both the chocolate and coffee in here seem a little stale. Nice blend, nonetheless.
rouhlas (310) - GREECE - DEC 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle at home (14% Abv). Black color with nice brown head. roasted malty aroma, cocoa, chocolate, coffee, spicy, light pepper, alcohol. Taste is light sweet and bitter, coffee, chocolate and cocoa again, spicy pepper, wood, alcohol, light vanilla. Medium to full almost silky body with soft carbonation and bitter chocolate and coffee spicy light alcoholic long aftertaste. More intense the different flavors from bottle, more balanced on tap.
Beardaxe (263) - - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours like motor oil and just as black. Little head that quickly dissipates. Flavor is quite good. The chocolate is upfront while the chilis have a soft long burn in the background. Right amount of sweetness too. The vanilla is there, but lost amidst the other flavors. Most impressively, this thing is crazy smooth for 13%. Like, I don't even understand it. The alcohol just isn't there. Really good stuff.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from CBX. Black pour with a creamy tan head. Initial aroma of chili peppers and vanilla beans, followed by fudge brownies, Herseys milk chocolate chocolate and light touches of coffee. Flavor is fairly similar with a medium heavy bodied. Itís not bad, just such a tired adjunct style that Iím sick of.