Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head on the pour fades fast, most pepper beers do for me. The body is a dark brown, translucent near the edges.
the aroma is mostly dry chocolate with just a whisper of peppery spice, the pepper doesn’t come through a whole lot.
The flavors have more of the pepper but it presents less as a hot heat and more as a soft accent that breaks the chocolate down and makes it dryer and powdered flavor, really adds a neat flavor without any heat. This one might be good for someone who normally doesn’t like pepper beers.
I’d buy a 6er again.
Lukaduke (1757) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep umber color with a three finger bubbly mocha head that fizzes out quickly. ON the nose there is a warm chocolate spice with hints of poblanos, cinnamon, cola and a touch of smokey chipolte. On teh palate it is creamy and smooth with a heavy sweet chocolate backbone that opens into a warm peppery spice that is well balanced and inviting. The finish continues with chocolate and caramel and a sneaky lil heat on the very tail end is a perfect ending. Nice beer !
rick_91709 (118) - USA - JAN 12, 2013
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours black with little head which disappears quickly. Aroma is kind of chocolate lay. Taste is horrible and gets worse as it lingers in your mouth. Maybe the worst beer I've ever had. Undrinkable.
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ichtys777 (2) - - JAN 9, 2013 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Undrinkable. The color is dark. The taste is acceptable at first, but it lingers with a foul taste of something old and peppery.
7stern (314) - Bromma, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Almost black, no head. Aroma of finger and cocoa. Light gingery taste. Light bitterness at the end.
VictorStr (997) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Black with no head at all. Aroma... Burned wood?! And chili. Worst beer so far !
BobFrapples (48) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cocoa - not chocolatey aroma with pepper premonitions. Hops are missing or masked by the leathery yeast. Color like a black hole. No light can escape it. Taste is a balanced combination of sweet and bitter with the slight tinge of hot peppers. Not as full bodied as the appearance suggests, and the creamy, lively palate feeling ends with a nice long finish. Overall, a good but unusual beer. Not for everyone, but if you like this combination of hot peppers and cocoa, you’ll be in heaven!
omhper (18972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Near black, brief head. Aroma of chilli and ginger. Sweetish with medium body and clean hard mouthfeel. Mostly chili and ginger flavour, notes of plastic. Moderate chili burn in the finish. Simplistic and shallow.
onceblind (3674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clearish black with no head after about 5 seconds. Quite a nice aroma of smokey chocolate, a slight peppery chili vegetal heat, and slightly burnt toast. Flavor is nice and smooth with very fine carbonation and a balanced body. Flavor starts with some bittersweet dark chocolate, toast, caramel, and roasted chilis that lie kinda quiet and just accent the beer without dominating the sweetness. Slight cinnamon tone throughout. Found this quite lovely.
kryon (1108) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with brown frizzy and quickly disappearing head.
Strong chili aromas, spices, dark malts. Hmm dont know where this will end. Too much chilies in aroma.
Sticky almost ginger bread like taste. Watery, low bodied, low to medium bitter. Chilies sticks around for a while. Too much to be frank.
Palate wise nothing special either.