bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a quarter inch tan head that went away quickly. Thereís a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice but light, it smells like roasted malt, dark fruit, chili peppers and some molasses. Luckily the taste is stronger than the aroma, it tastes like chili peppers, roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. Thereís definitely spice noticeable, but I was expecting this one to be hotter. But the spice is lingering, it is a tasty brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís slick and syrupy with moderate carbonation. I think this brew is certainly worth a try, $2.99 a bottle. I wouldnít mind seeing Rivertown making this one again.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Lots of green pepper, green jalapeno in the nose but flavor is muted and a bit thin. Roasty and vegetal notes. ok.
jhp40219 (204) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Hopfilter. Pours dark brown with a small tan head and a bit of lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, pepper, and toffee. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. Expected a lot more heat seeing as how ghost chili peppers were used. But there was still a decent pepper burn present. Full body, thick but oily texture, moderate carbonation. Decent beer, just not on the level expected. When you call a beer Death and add ghost peppers, you better deliver something extraordinary. This isn?t it. But it did go very well with pizza.
Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to drsilverworm, pours a dark black/brown with a small tan head. Aroma is heavy on the vanilla with some milk chocolate and molasses. Taste kinda all hits at once, stall roasted malts, chocolate, and some slight pepper heat, then it abruptly falls off with no taste at all. Interesting, would like to see this with a more rounded flavor that finished better, just isnít anything holding the favors together through the beer.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Blacklick Wine & Spirits. Pours clear dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, creamy caramel and chile pepper. Malty and peppery flavor with chocolate and roast with a bit more pepper flavor with very subtle lingering heat. I kind of expected a ghost pepper beer to be a bit more hot. Oh well. Iíve got a bottle of Elevatorís Ghost Scorpion and Iím betting one sip of that will make me long for the subtle heat of Death.
douglas88 (5131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a murky dark brown color with a medium white head. A sweet vegetal nose, nothing obviously too hot. A fruity flavor with additions of big heat and pepper, some caramel. The base isnít big enough to hold the pepper, but it isnít nearly as hot as other pepper beers, and pretty easy in some ways. OK. Like a brown porter base.
MikeJslc (630) - USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, clear, beige head. Aroma very light with some bready malt and lightly earthy and vegetal pepper. Flavor of bready malt with a moderate peppery heat, some dry baker's chocolate. Wouldn't call it an RIS but not a bad pepper beer.
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Gription79 (2001) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to Doug. Lots of cocoa, slight pepper flesh, slight heat, sort of bland. Not as hot as I thought it would be.
obguthr (3312) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of a freshly opened latex paint can, butterscotch. Clear dark brown, thin yellow head. Smoke flavor with a peppery bite. Medium body, alcohol not evident. One wonders whether the peppers were added to hide a diacetyl infection. I donít mind a little diacetyl in a porter or stout.
Tmoney99 (9596) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted peppers, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted chocolate malt spice sweet flavor with a medium dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. This is an interesting beer.