CWoodsKilla (36) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much chocolate on either the aroma or palate. Not much chile heat either. Pretty disappointing for such an expensive Sam Adams beer.
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Strong, one dimensional molasses aroma. Deep mahogany with a minimal head. Chocolate, cola, and vegetal flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. I was disappointed at the complete lack of spicy warmth.
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, Aroma is full of chocolate, vegetable notes, and bready grain. Flavor is similar - chocolate dominates here with a flutter of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg) and again some odd vegetable notes. Not a bad one, but I don’t think the chili came through successfully.
tonybologne21 (6) - Mesquite, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very delicious beer, strong yet very smooth. You would not be disappointed in this beer of choice
shrubber85 (7387) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sour milk, chocolate aroma with hint of pepper. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet chocolate malt flavor with a hint of cinnamon and peppers. Okay but would have liked it to be spicier.
tia (860) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Dark brown with reddish hints and a dissipating creamy tan head with little lacing. For some reason the smell of this really turns me off- like dirty candy in an ashtray. Flavor not as bad, but not doing it for me- its kind of metallic and really sweet which fades into a roasitness (which is nice). This is just hitting me wrong today.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear deep brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vegetal chili, bread dough and peppercorn. Flavor is about the same, chocolate with spicy pepper and a dough base. Medium body with a slick mouth feel. Pretty much as described, just kind of a bad idea for a beer.
HopTsing (412) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottled poured a brown brew with a thick brown head. Aromas of malt, hops, and hints of chocolate. Medium bodied with flavors of malt, chocolate, and a hoppy/peppery finish.
Fatehunter (1179) - 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 (2141) - Linda 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.