Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate and roasted malts. A little heat is left behind from the peppers. The alcohol smooths it out nicely. Very good.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at pizza port. Black with a fizzy tan head. Chocolate coffee and earthy aroma. Tastes of dark chocolate coffee and light pepper with roasted grain throughout.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Churchkey. Reviewed from notes.
Pours black without much of a head or any significant lacing. Nose is nice with a good dose of chocolate, espresso, and roasted malt. The chili peppers are mild but bring a nice kick. Taste brings some slight heat with really great chocolate and coffee notes. Love the chili in the feel. Drinks quite well. Definitely a solid brew.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-25-2010
jrallen34 (3499) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is black with a medium tan head. The retention and lacing are both pretty solid.
The aroma is a very nice combination of chocolate and spice very similar to tobasco.
The taset is right on the nose. Its like eating a chocolate bar spied with chili peppers. You can eat anything with chocolate and this is just more proof you can mix and drink about anything with chocolate. The finish is very nice and smooth.
The hot from the chili is just enough to give you the flavor but not kill your tastebuds or its drinkability.
Boston Beer made a similar beer, but this one is clearly superior.
Great beer, I’d love to see it mass produced.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft, Sierra Takes the Taps, Rattle & Hum. deep dark pour, chili heat is evident but not dominate. Chocolate & mocha are more domiante, Mexican Chocolate Cake. Good full mouthfeel with a nice dose of Sierra hops. Pretty damn good
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured a medium black hue. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of spice. Syrupy and a bit sweet with a hint of booze. The chili kicks in in the finish and compliments as opposed to over power. A bit disjointed but a fun and full beer.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap @ RnH - bittersweet chocolate, not much chili heat on the tongue (though you can almost get it in the nose), but pretty tasty. peppery finish. light stinging carbonation. overtones of brown sugar. Pretty tasty. I’m a big fan of chilli chocolate bars, so I was hoping for more heat in this. Would’ve been better not as an impy, IMO.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum.
Black and opaque with a small tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, with a faint but distinct chili note. Thick malty body and smooth, smoke comes out more on the palate along with some brown sugar, light bitterness. Didn’t really get any chili on the palate.
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Rubicon. Pours black with a foamy tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a rich chocolate flavor with some treacle and a hot chili pepper finish. Very delicious.
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Rubicon. On the board as SN IS, but the chili aspect leaves little doubt. Goblet. Black with a creamy chocolate/tan head. Smooth burnt malt and chocolate aromas. Flavor is very smooth burnt malt with chocolate, a deal of hop, and a residual chili burn. I am sensitive to capsaicin, and the top of my head went damp. Chili. And it is very chocolate.The whole thing is creamy, and the malt is just a bit gritty/grungy. Good stuff.