Fatehunter (749) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours fizzy, which looks nice. Ended up with almost three fingers of tan head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is boozy and a little chocolate. A bit of a letdown considering all the ingredients.
The taste is boozy as well. There’s a sweet layer throughout with just a little chili heat at the beginning and some chocolate in the middle. It’s an interesting mixture.
The texture is sticky with moderate carbonation and a thicker body.
It’s an interesting idea with the chocolate and chilies.
SDalkoholic (1768) - Chula Vista, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a beautiful dark brown liquid with a thick frothy head which eventually retreated. Aroma is fair with an initial aroma of lightly roasted malts that have a background scent of milk chocolate and a whiff of some unknown spice. The closest smell I can remember that was similar to this is the smell of freshly dried Ironlak spray paint. The drink attracts my intention from the beginning with a soft chocolate malt base while a dash of spice becomes apparent in the finish and reminds me sort of some rich home made mole sauce. Well balanced throughout the session but there is a strange astringent aftertaste in the finish.
kennydiaz (342) - staten island, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with a creamy head. Has nice hints if chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and cinnamon. Overall a excellent beer.
Golfnhawk (18) - USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the better offerings in small batch series. Liked the spice and bit of heat combined with chocolate.
odinstyr (455) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a 2-fingered off-white head. Smells of chocolate, bread, roast, hot peppers. Taste is sweet and spicy with a mild bitterness - typical bock bread notes, chocolate, chili pepper, a hint of cinnamon. Taste like a little more hops than typical in a bock.
BucannonXC5 (567) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Costco in San Marcos, Calif., on Dec. 6, 2012
Price: $20 for Small Batch Collection variety 4-pack
BOD: None, “Batch 2” on back of label
Black with 2-3 fingers of tan head that dissipated surprisingly quickly.
No lacing on the sides. Poor retention.
Smelled dark chocolate, cocoa powder, caramel, toffee and light cinnamon.
Tasted a bit darker and deeper than the smell and with some chili spices. Got dark cocoa powder, chocolate, toffee, caramel and the spicy chili backbone.
Medium-to-full body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Spicy smooth finish.
My first time having chili in a beer and it was pretty good. Not as much chocolate as I would have thought, but just the right amount of chili. I’d definitely have it again.
JohnnyJ (3531) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, fizzy off whitish head. Very sweet, sugary, cocoa nibs, chocolate, and light spice. This definitely tastes like a Sam Adams choco beer, which is not a good thing in my opinion. The cinnamon and chili are faint, but still noticeable. This is difficult to drink, I had a hard time finishing the bottle.
jhwarfield (125) - USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with medium brown head that disapates quickly. Subtle Aroma of sweet floral.
Hints of licorice. Long on the tongue.
Tonkun (319) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with off white head that lasts for a while. Cocoa, Chinese spice, cinnamon, licorice. Smooth with nice balance of sweetness and spice. Finish is more complex and enjoyable than the initial aroma and taste. Not my favorite but a nice bottle
bozoNZ (715) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black, funny aroma. Spices and chocolate on the nose but a bit fertiliser-ish too. Lovely rich malty chocy base. Chilli there up front but recedes as it warms. Otherwise a nice, dark rich malt stout