hivemind (691) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 9th Ave Vintner enjoyed on 10.29.2011 with Tony the Tiger, a clown, an Eastern European trainer, two priests, and two cats wearing kitten mittens. Pours dark brown to black with an enormous coffee-colored head. Smells like sweet chocolate and earthy malts, but somewhat muted. Palate consists of chocolate, nuts and booze. Slightly warming. Mouthfeel is a little on the heavier side but consistent and still smooth to drink. Good beer.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours almost black with a fair tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malts and a little bit of chilies. Lots of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and a strong finish with some chilies and malts left on the tongue.
mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, split 3 ways, pours a dark brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, chili peppers, and sour funk. Flavour of vanilla upfront, chocolate, some roasted malt, and some subtle chili peppers. Medium-bodied, with a slightly sour finish. Decent.
Fratto (2438) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, and lots of coffee. Taste is More vanilla, coffee, licorice, chocolate, and roasted.
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet chocolate, vanilla and brown sugar. Taste is malty up front that leads to big sweetness with the chocolate, vanilla, and leaves that brown sugar on your tongue. Then the heat...whoa. Lots on the back of the palate and throat.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle provided by Ed Roberts. This has a nice spicy chocolate aroma with slight hints of vanilla. Flavor is a tad on the spicy side but mostly the chocolate and vanilla come through the most with the peppers on the back end. Sort of reminded me a bit of Hunaphu’s but not as big and bold.
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy mahogany brown is topped by a very dense and long-lasting head. Chile is a note in the aroma, but more about the sweet malts. The chile really comes through in the burn in the back of the throat at the swallow.
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one hellofa reunion. Skor bars reunite with mild milky coffee resulting in a massive strong armed off spring rife with dessert beer potential. Watch it. Those chili peppers aren’t apparent in the flavor, but they’ll creep up on you 3/4 through the glass. A juggernaut. May I have another SIR!
jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Not much aroma, maybe a hint of spice and vanilla. Flavor comes in distinct phases that don’t really gel and is very light on the palate. Starts off tasting like a cream soda followed by a light chocolate flavor. Ending and finish is pepper, pepper and more pepper that dominates the flavor of the first half of the beer. Interesting but not a great beer.
PorterPounder (4933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Dark black pour, khaki colored head, light lacing. Aroma has some spicy peppery notes, a hint of vanilla. Flavor is interesting and complex. Initially it is sweet and subtle with some vanilla notes and a touch of cherries. Spicy pepper notes come through in the back end and dominate. Flavor fades a bit near the end of the glass. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for the flavor. Enjoyable.