kidmartinek (3722) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. A new beer experience. Just when I thought I had tasted everything, this beer is like none other, yes none, not "no". It may as well be black in color but its not. The head is like bubbles swimming on the surface of a black lake. No, I’m not stoned. You just have to see it. No other beer I have seen does this. The aroma is coffee and anise, the taste, much of the same but accentuated. The mole comes in on the finish and lingers. Its like spicy, licorice, thin coffee, but it is unique and therefore enjoyable. Its what makes you different that’s special.
rougeau13 (2016) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Flying Saucer. Thin black with a small brown head. Aroma of cloves, christmas spices, chocolate, and chili pepper. Taste is sweet and clovey with a little bit of pepper. Thin for a stout, but still creamy and smooth.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love chili beers, and I love this one! Made with 3 different chilies, cocoa, pick up cinnamon and nutmeg. Great beer
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HonkeyBra (3421) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours a pitch black pour with little to no head. Aroma of dark chocolate, peppers, spices such as cinnamon and cardamon. Flavor is mildly sweet, strong cinnamon and chocolate component, apparent pepper notes as well. Mild heat, though, which I find somewhat disappointing. Slick bodied, a lot of spice in the finish. Interesting beer.
drjay44 (2669) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can, compliments of Chad at the Jug. Pours a thick, light beige, short duration head, over a clear dark brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is cocoa, cinnamon, very light chile peppers, hints of brown sugar, hints of coffee, smoke.....taste is cocoa, light chile heat, cinnamon, light coffee, finishing with slight hints of sweetness and lingering mild chile burn.....mouth feel light, carbonation high. Although this is more of a Spice/Herb in style, than a Stout, it works remarkably well. The chile were used with a relatively light hand, as were the spices, allowing for nice complexity in both aromas and flavors with the additional benefit of a very nice balance. This would run well against a chocolate mousse functioning as a desert type beer. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
OldGrowth (2699) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet, spicy. Good chocolate pepper aroma. Blackish brown color, no head or lace. Sweet spicy flavor. medium body, creamy mouthfeel, sweet spiced finish. Darn fast. Like the aroma best, but nice flavor too. Good.stuff.
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better pepper beers out there. Nice pepper taste, not crazy. Bit of coco. I thought it was damn tasty.
wchesser (1197) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fun...this stuff smells just like my homemade mole. Definitely the guajillos showing through. Fast fading head and no lacing. A bit thin on the palate and translucent dark brown. Would prefer some more body, but happy it’s at 5.5% too. Spice and sweet finish. Probably wouldn’t drink more than one at a given time but nice addition to the lineup.
Danyel (851) - Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Dark dark brown. Smells spicy- cinnamon spicy, slight smell of hot peppers, cola. Tastes like roasty cinnamon sugar toast with a finish of roasty chiles. Really great balance, really fun beer! Super good, highly suggest trying it!
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roast malt with chipotle peppers and dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with medium spices, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.