riversideAK (6010) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definite bock notes on nose tangy soft dark fruit light chili notes. Dont get much.chocolate. dark brown pour reddish hies thin head. Sweet brown bread dark fruit soft chili dry spice. Thinner.body lingering caramelized sweetness. With a light back of mouth sweetness. Pleasantly balanced. Interesting beer.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle poured deep, dark rich brown into a pint glass. Nice khaki head. Sweet aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins, & faint chili (way in the background). Flavor is similar to the nose, sweet malt, huge chocolate & yeast. The only hint of chili is the ever so slight numbness left on my tongue. I’d really like some more heat with this one! Medium body, not overly filling. Quite drinkable.
wmubronco1992 (686) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a near black with slight red hue. Large tan head. Aroma of coco with just a little chili spice. Big flavor of chocolate. Hearty palate. Very smooth. Overall I liked this one a lot, but I think its too heavy on the chocolate (if that’s possible) and not quite heavy enough on the heat. If there was more roast and heat this would be delicious.
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown, with a thick, brownish head. Nose of refined cane sugar, and some dark notes. Aroma of coffee, some chocolate, and some undefined component. That’s probably chili. Not too bad, but nothing special. So far, I have had 3 of 4 of the Sam Adams Small Batch Series. So far, it hasn’t been worth the 26 bucks I paid. They are decent, but overpriced.
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Town Hall Tap. Rich deep red / brown pour with a pure white head. Sweet chocolate, cocoa, and some chili heat. Fun brew, good stuff.
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 (3609) - 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 (1357) - Chester, Vermont, 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 (9929) - 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.