Chuckaduck (674) - 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 (2037) - 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 (1374) - Hurst, 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 (3067) - 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 (1564) - 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.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24 ounce bottle from Wine & Beer Westpark. Pours a clear (I think) dark brown color with a thin dark brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of peppers, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon. The taste is chocolate, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, faint fruit notes and a mildy bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.
Tmoney99 (12987) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark choclate and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good complex brew.
BillKismet (3721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown color with a browned cream head that quickly thins out to a thin cover that bubbles up around the edges. The bouquet is characterized by pleasant melanoin and chili fusion with soft overtones of chocolate roast. Subtle chili flavor across a chocolate melaoiding body. Quite well-crafted. Alcohol is kept completely in chek. Balanced yet complex. Chocolate salt finish.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured into glass. Dark brown with a thin beige head. The aroma is mostly chocolate malt. The flavor is slight sweet with hints of chocolate and the slightest bit of chili on the back end. Really nothing special.
blutt59 (6411) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, velvety dark brown with tan foam, chocolatey aroma with a very similar flavor to the regular chocolate bock, buy the winter pack instead