hopsandvines (52) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz cans, new to Hops & Vines! Pours darkish with a tan off white head. Aromas of cinnamon, clove, & slight Ancho pepper. Flavor is medium bodied (for a stout) the peppers are more in the taste but still subtle. The milk sugar (lactose) is noticeable in the flavor and finish giving it a weird blend of a milk stout and spiced ale combo. Overall a well balanced novelty beer. I got some Ancho pepper when I belched afterward. No to little heat in the beer itself.
rick_91709 (39) - 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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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.
Smitty1994 (27) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Unique stout brewed with interesting spice. Almost has a chili pepper kick at the finish. Definitely try this one.
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Gegrographer (21) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasantly surprised by this beer, simply because of my expectations based on the ingredient list. Smooth chocolate taste with a more subtle pepper flavor at first, then mellows nicely as it is drank.
weissblau (15) - - DEC 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very low carbonation. Dark color with almost purplish highlights. Aroma is very light. Chili flavor is prominent but not overpowering; base is a mild stout. Very nice and drinkable.
BobFrapples (11) - 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!
Quetzolcotl (9) - - JUN 7, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t know why people don’t rate this beer higher. I think its awesome and its hard to keep from drinking a whole six pack in one night. It has great chocolate and pepper notes in the nose, a nice spice on the tongue and back end. Well balanced. A great beer.
seanfitz (9) - - MAR 31, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like a chocolate Stout with a chili pepper bite. Great with fresh street tacos. I probably wouldn’t drink more than one or two at a time.
DeesterOSU (5) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
In smelling the beer, the first thing I noticed was the smell of peppers. You can also taste them. The color is deep and dark similar to the color of Guiness.