musinj6 (498) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can. Cocoa and spices up front. Dry. Not very sweet which is a plus. Thin to medium body with moderate carbonation. Peppry finish.
Nische (1836) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2016
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pours black with fizzy tan head, like coca cola. Woody aroma with some pepper, chocolate and vanilla. Very spritzy mouthfeel, also like coca cola. Somewhat woody flavor with chocolate, peppers and spices.
McNeillR (2209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick dark brown, no real head. Nose is a clingy peppery spice and light nutty choc. Initial taste is a fairly coppery bitter before a big salty spice. Carbonation is soft and mouthfeel is keen spicy pepper. Finishes a nice cough of sweetness but lingers brave and spicy. Kinda one sided, like a delicious rasher of bacon with a burnt edge.
Bottle fae Citizen Brock, Pig Out Tasting.
Stuu666 (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chilli, chocolate, capsicum, cocoa, taste is sweet, liquorice, chocolate, roasted, chili, light heat.
GlasgowTAD (1336) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with a shortlasting brown head. Aroma is laden with chilli, spices and herbal. Taste is chilli, ginger, cocoa bitter, cardamom.
cgarvieuk (21076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Dark chocolate.. Massive capsicum.. Light spice nose... Dark chocolate.. Soft mellow chocolate roast.. Light spice... Dark chocolate.. Soft roast.. Light capsicum
allmyvinyl (9319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of coffee, pepper, dark chocolate, violets, perfume, cinnamon, plum crumble, tomatoes. Taste is light spicy, chocolate, pepper. Dry, clean finish.
AshtonMcCobb (5151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - black and opaque, no head.
Nose - initial chocolate and coffee with green pepper. Then, something perfumed (violets) and then there’s a stewed plum thing.
Taste - tonnes of chocolate and coffee and a lovely green pepper and stewed plums again.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy and fruity middle section and a balanced dry finish.
Overall - this is delicious. Many others don’t agree. Democracy doesn’t work!
Jorn69 (2623) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog........................... @ Havregatan 20121222. From Systembolaget.
zoucrew102 (1333) - - FEB 7, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Strong chili pepper aroma with notes of cocoa and cinnamon. Pours very dark brown with a thin light brown head that burns off quickly due to high carbonation. Starts with cocoa and cinnamon with a bit of chili heat in the background. Finishes a bit spicy with the chili burn coming to the forefront to produce a bit of heat on the palate. Ok, but not the best chili beer I've had.
kc5hoptoit (5) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: The darkest shade of brown, nearly black, with absolutely no head.
Aroma: a tingling pepper sensation with underlying notes of cocoa. With the beer being nearly black, there is no presence of chocolate or roast. As the beer warms, the heat from the peppers fades away and cinnamon spice becomes more apparent.
Body: Medium bodied
Carbonation: medium- low carbonation
Flavor: The pepper flavor is there but not at all overwhelming. Cocoa is absent. Very minimal malt sweetness and no hop bitterness present. I wouldn’t say the flavor is all peppers, but it is defiantly the majority of it. As the beer warms up it is much the same as the aroma. Peppers aren’t as dominant as before, and cinnamon comes to the forefront. The cinnamon is not as powerful as the peppers were when the beer was first poured.
Finish: As you swallow the beer, the peppers fade away and the cocoa is released, but after a few seconds the heat from the peppers returns. Throughout the whole beer there is always this subtle heat that lingers on the palate from the peppers.
Worth trying, but would only have it again if it was paired with a complementary food dish.