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.
vyvvy (3909) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a large dark tan head. The aroma has lots of coffee & peppers of the bat. The cocoa, roasted malt, vanilla and extra coffee come into the mix. It has a very full rich body with a mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of coffee and roasted malt. In the back is a bit of pepper and some dark chocolate. The finish shows more pepper, but the coffee and roast stay as the most prominent aspect by far. This is good, but to heavily coffee for my tastes. Hoping the bottle Iím sitting on mellows on the coffee.
pinkzambia (1441) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap: thick brownish black with a small light brown ring head. Aroma of bourbon, brown sugar, mellow coffee notes, and some spicy sweetness. Thick thick body. Sweet choco flavors with a roasted malt finish and a little cola. Bitter sweet chocolate aftertaste. Impressively thick and tasty. You can definitely feel the alcohol but itís harder to taste - so well done on that front.
hank37 (13) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of capsicum, jalapeno. Itís velvety and creamy on the tongue where tastes of ash, espresso come in to play with subtle hints of choc and the aforementioned capsicum. 13% abv is hidden bullshit well.
Didnít notice any vanilla.
nickd717 (3473) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to dbuckingham. Black as hell, small tan head that lasts. Big aroma with chocolate dominating, some coffee. Very roasty. The flavor is also big with a lot of the stuff they threw in here - semisweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Also some molasses and a touch of menthol on the finish. I wish the chili peppers were bigger, as theyíre barely noticeable. Huge, thick mouthfeel. Decent carbonation for the style. Another big "bomb" of an imperial stout. Definitely tasty but nothing too different.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Pours an inky dark brown, nearly black with a fuzzy tan ring.
Aroma: Fresh coffee, dark chocolatey malts, pepper oils/essence, alcohol.
Taste: Dark roasted cold coffee. Burnt malts/char, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, finishes with spicy scratchy peppers and bitter coffee.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Heat from the peppers. Modest carbonation.
Overall: A very exceptional beer. Deep, complex, highly sippable. If you are put on the spot to recommend a cigar beer, without a blink, say Prairie Bomb!
Lagerboy (1190) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl. oz. bottle. Hueless darkest dark brown, mocha foam fades and rings. Aroma is singed dark roast and dark chocolate. Deep dark roasted chocolate malt taste, heavy and dense, portish, some alcohol heat. Soft carbonation, full bodied, moderately hopped. Wicked strong, over rated and DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
Stuu666 (1738) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, bitter roasted coffee.
Sevenlee (1274) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours totally black with a large dense brown head. Aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate, roastiness, vanilla and some spice. Taste is quite roasty, high sweet leading to a nicely balanced and spicy finish. Fricken awesome!
BenH (2200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Mike. Aroma of smokey chilli peppers, vanilla and chocolate. Taste of chocolate and vanilla, roasty and a little smokey. A bit over fizzy. Nice.
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black, oily small ringed head. Firm musky chilli crunch on the nose. Oaty and Vanilla dusting sweetness. Very succulent dark malt either a sweet crust. Thereís a burn but itís a wholesome seeded burn from the chilli. Not overly rich most of the time, viscous enough. Lingers clean like nappies soaked in vanilla and chillis.
Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting, Cheers BenHhhhHhhhhh