LinusStick (3036) - 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 Iíve ever had
5000 (6300) - 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 (1902) - 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 40į. 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 (1994) - Rathdrum, 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 (2900) - 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 (1773) - 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 (4162) - 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!
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a flute. Dark brown, light brown, thick head. Nose is sweet with barely any spiciness. Taste similar.
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/18/11. 22oz bottle. Dark brown, almost espresso, pour, clear brown with reds under the light, with a big, frothy tan head that cuts fast and laces in spotty clumps. Somewhat generic malty aroma with roast and chocolate and just a touch of spicy cinnamon and chile. Very sweet flavor up front - malty, milk chocolate, and a bit of burnt caramel. Lingering dark chocolate in the middle with a touch of vegetal chiles and spicy cinnamon. The flavor lingers with chocolate and cream. Canít say I love it.
bluejacket74 (1584) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention is OK, and thereís a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like chocolate, bready malt, dark fruit, molasses and a bit of coffee. I donít pick up any chilies in the aroma. There are some chilies noticeable in the taste, along with chocolate, dark fruit, cinnamon, and caramel malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís smooth and goes down easy with good carbonation. I think itís a decent beer overall, but if youíre expecting a lot of chilies in this beer, youíre going to be disappointed. But I still think itís worth trying, itís not bad at all.