porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22 oz. bottle (Batch 1) from Bootleggers) Pours very dark brown. Very tall tan head. Aroma is initially lots of milk chocolate, then some hot spiciness as head recedes. Mouthfeel smooth, almost velvety. Nice, stout rings of lacing. Flavor of dark and milk chocolate followed by chili-like spiciness. Kind of nice when cold but as it warms the flavor profile kind of falls apart and the hot spice with warm chocolate becomes unpleasant.
anderson01 (328) - Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color. Mocha-colored head with lacing that holds the glass very well. Smells of chocolate and chili pepper. Chocolate overpowers the chili in the taste. There is a hint of cinnamon in the aftertaste. Medium-bodied beer. Carbonation is average. The texture is oily with a long, smooth finish. Overall I wish the spicy portion was more prominent.
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle,dark red, light body,chocolate,medium sweet,white head,tangy.its a ok beer.
LinusStick (3234) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a really good beer. Aroma was nice and chocolatey. Thick and heavy. Pour was beautiful. Deep rich brown (black at times), with a pillowy dense tan head. Taste was very thick and chewy. Heavy chocolate flavor with just hints of cinnamon. The chocolate is both bitter and dark then turns sweet and milky after the swallow. No chili comes out until late in the aftertaset. The mouth is left with a mild heat. Nice carbonation. One of the best Sam Adams beers I’ve ever had
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep brown, cola highlights, thin to moderate light beige head, sparce lacing. Soft cocoa and sweet chili peppers on the nose. Not real big, subtle, but its there. Fairly malty, has a cocoa like earthiness to it, semi-sweet, some cocoa for sure. Very interesting. This is easily one of those beers you keep sipping to try and figure out exactly what it is. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Not as spicy as I thought this was going to be. Clean, different, and certainly worth a try.   Lots of dull cocoa on the exit.   Thanks Jimmy!
RSRIZZO (1949) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle poured into a Lager Glass at 40°. Color is an almost solid amber with good carbonation and a small tan head. Aroma is a roasted malt scent that gives a mild coffee note. Medium body with a smooth and creamy mouth feel. Flavor feels rich yet comes in lightly roasted and sweet with a mild chili taste. After taste is easy as the chili hangs on for just a moment and a hint of the chocolate shows. Overall its a nice Bock, as it warms the flavors come out more they never really stands out.
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. "Batch No. 1." Pours an extremely dark brown to black with faint reddish tints; has a medium beige head that falls into a skiff of foam pretty quick; leaves some creamy lace. Aroma is bready, nutty, Yoo-Hoo, mocha coffee, grain, faint chili peppers. Flavor is more chocolate than chili. I was hoping it would be the other way around; I wanted a more spicy kick, although long after the swallow a faint spicy burn can be felt in the back of the throat. Taste is mostly sweet, faintly bitter and a little tart; has a somewhat meaty finish. Mouthfeel is slick, carbonation average. Even though I was hoping for more heat, this was quite a good beer.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from beverage House in S.V. - Pours a dark brown color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt, faint cocoa, and a hint of cinnamon and pepper. Flavor is toasted malt and cocoa with some light cinnamon. Finish is malty with a faint touch of pepper. Medium to full body. A good beer.
Beerdrinker79 (2027) - Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark red to black with a nice thick frothy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, chilies, and other spices. The taste is malt, chilies, similar to how green chilies taste, chocolate, somewhat tangy, I dig it. The body is medium, but a little on the light side for me. I really enjoyed this, this is one tasty beverage. The best of the limited batch #1 series so far, the only one left is the Oaked Blonde Barleywine.
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich aroma is malty with chocolate and yeasty overtones and smoky and molasses notes. It pours a dark opaque chocolate brown with a fairly thick light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Malty flavor has chocolate, coffee and molasses notes, plus a hint of caramel and a bit of a kick from the spice - tastes more like a stout than a bock. Smooth, fizzy texture has firm body and leaves a chocolaty and sassy finish. Vixen indeed!