handsomejn (72) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of chocolate, sweet coffee flavor with a delightful burn of chili peppers. Alcohol well hidden, amazing in that it claims a 14% abv. Rich delicious beer.
Brentv (461) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. Pours opaque black black with almost not head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate and peppers. Taste is a rich mix of chocolate and chili peppers, no burn, but the hint of it is there. Not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel with very light carbonation. Only a hint of bitterness on the finish. This is a delicious and complex beer.
TET (1992) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer, a head is small and brown. Aroma has strong black coffee, some salt liquirice, cocoa and vanilla, hint of chili. Taste is rich and smooth. Coffee, cocoa, salt liquirice and dark chocolate, some vanilla, hint of characteristic chilis. Warming in the throat and cheeks. Full bodied, slippery, smooth and pleasant in the mouth, low carbonation. Vanilla and chilis can be noticed but they aren’t dominating, just as it should be. This is so good that the glass is empty too soon. Highly complex but also greatly balanced. Brilliant beer.
DalzAle (2003) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich dark black pour, nice small amount of carbonation and an aroma of dark chocolate and some spice. Flavor is also dark chocolate, good strong coffee and some nice mild pepper spice on the aftertaste. A little much at $12 a bottle, but worth picking up.
linusb (75) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Chocolate, soysauce T: Liqourice, chocolate, coriander, smoke, chili O: Nice sweet flavour, some heat and boozy. Sweet liqourice hanging in.
alkolas510 (817) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kolsvart med litet brunt skum. Doftar och smakar massor med choklad, kaffe, vanilj och lite chili på slutet. Riktigt fyllig och bra!
Lawger (213) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with one finger of pale khaki head. An aroma of mocca spreads out from the glass on pouring. Intense and creamy bouquet with milk chocolate, sweet vanilla and lots of black coffee. I get a lot less chili peppers on the nose in this compaired with the Pirate Bomb (funny because the only difference is supposed to be the rhum barrel ageing). Full bodied palate, creamy, big and quite delicious. Again less chili than in the Pirate Bomb. Long finish with notes of coffee with cream. Awesome stout as expected. It's only natural to compare this with the Pirate Bomb which might be even more expressive, but I think this comes across as more harmonious and integrated.
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FunkyF (306) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Svart med lite beige skum. Kraftig doft av kaffe med en touch av chili. Kaffe, choklad, lite vanilj och chilihetta.
Linnet (1222) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of chili, ashy, cocoa, roasty, boozy, licorice, black colour, tan head, lovely, rich cocoa taste and feel, chili is not that prominent, big sweetness, soft bite, salty, fullbodied, soft carbonation, rich finish.
Zita (5336) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light coffee, vanilla, chocolate, black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice sweet finish.
sherm1016 (1232) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle received as an extra in trade. Pours a thick, jet black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, maybe a little ancho pepper. Heavy on the palate with light, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some nice chili pepper heat, with a sweet, chocolatey finish. Very nice. Would love to be able to get this regularly.