deyholla (7613) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at MBG Summer Festival. Poured black with a light brown head. Aroma consisted of sweet chocolate with a mocha note as well, did not pick up much of a chili aroma. Flavor definitely brought out the dutch chocolate but again the chili flavor was lacking. Not bad, but would like to see the chili incorporated more.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Opaque black with burnt tan head. Aroma is dry bakers chocolate upfront with definite chili spice, nice and appealing. Nice flavor of dry chocolate with good amount of spiciness in the flavor as well as across the tongue, a tad bit smokey, real nice. Medium body with nice carbonation and a good amount of spice, not off-putting. Really nice spice to beer balance, really well done. One of the better beers at the brewery.
Tmoney99 (11610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Right Brain. Poured clear dark brown color with an average fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate spicy roasted chocolate malty aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture. Medium roasted dark chocolate flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer.