LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cold, 22oz bottle: Pours a dark chocolate brown with a fluffy, tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is of dark malts, raisins and cherries. Taste is of sweet, dark malts, coffee and cocoa with hints of cinnamon. Medium bodied and smooth/creamy, with soft carbonation. Ending is lightly bitter with some alcohol notes.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle: Pours a clear dark brown with a rocky tan head, aroma has chocolate and rich spices, starts and ends lightly sweet with (pepper) heat in the ending, medium bodied with light carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.
Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Fom Kenny. Dark brown with red. A nice tan head. A nice fruity nose with roasted malt. Thevtastevis dark fruit and chocolate. Some spice rounds this out. Tasty and interesting.
ADesenberg (468) - Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: pours a dark and opaque chocolaty brown color with a great foamy head on it. The aroma is delicate, suprisingly. It has chocolate and a toasty bread aroma. The flavor is a delicate chocolate. The body leaves a bit to be desired, but only because I was hoping for something else. Itís a bit watery, but leaves a clean mouthfeel. Not bad at all.
SudsMcDuff (5646) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep stained wood .. . great foam .. . not getting a lot of pepper, heat or spice.. . some molasses, light smoked pepper(but not the good smokey kind), booze, green vegetable, and cocoa .. . 8223 .. weak mouth, this is an odd cookie .. . has potential but mainly- overpriced and basically like a sticky brown bock in your underwear .. . NEEDS at least a year to be good .. . . who can it be now???
Chuckaduck (602) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, not great. Pours a brow-black with a light brown head. Aroma was mostly just watery alcohol and a touch of cocoa. Flavor was alcohol, general hops, chocolate cookie and a touch of chili spice. Water-oily mouth feel. This truly was just okay. Iím not sure itís worth buying several of but itís certainly not one to turn down. Give it a shot.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy and hoppy aroma with a little chocolate mixed in. Dark amber color with a small brown head. Sweet stout like beginning that fades lightly in the finish to reveal a slight bock flavor. Thick creamy palate.
dyetube (1154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from choice beverages. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are chocolate, hot pepper, coffee. The mouthfeel is silky, roasty and bitter with a heavy body. Cheers!
tgncc (2617) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is chocolate, brown sugar, light cinnamon. The appearance is brown, slightly translucent, reddish hue, cream colored head. The flavor is chocolate, brown sugar, cooked vegetable. The finish is noble hops, and after a second, slightly hot pepper. Medium to medium/thick in body. Not nearly as much spice as expected. Itís fairly subtle throughout, which may actually be a good thing. Good overall.
degbert (968) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a high, cinnamon head. The nose is light -- chocolate syrup, coffee, and nutmeg. Cocoa on the front of the mouth, and finishes with a chili note thatís more vegetal than hot -- Iím a weenie, and I donít get much heat at all. Finish is long and elegantly chocolaty. Good, but I wanted more chili.