Ernest (6728) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, brown, fully diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is lightly malty (chocolate), with notes of detergent and other assorted cleaning products (Lysol, etc.), chile peppers, nutmeg/allspice, plastic (vinyl), shoe polish, pine needles, peppermint, etc.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, light chile burn.
Blech. Aroma is a combo of really weird off-notes and of course the vegetal peppers and some holiday spices. Very random and artificial smelling, doesn’t even smell like something you would eat/drink, it’s like something that wafts out of Yankee Candle Company 20 feet from the entrance. Pretty horrific stuff, quite honestly.
BBB63 (6447) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can and snifter: my third one so I guess I better rate this now... Pours a deep brown with little head but okay lace and oily legs. The nose is roast, Mexican chocolate, Ancho and green pepper, leather, earth, and some grassy herbal hop vapours. The taste is well balanced sweet malts, chocolate, roast, and roast with a nice kick of chili heat. My only issue with this beer is the lack of body but then again it is a 5.5 ABV stout, so I can almost overlook that. Really the guys from Ska need to go over to Oscar Blues and pimp up Ten Fify with these spices. That would rock methinks.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can:   Black, deep cola hues on the edges, thin head, little to no lacing.   Soft roasted malt nose with a balanced pepper or chiles on the nose.   Sweet roasty start, with a little pepper background.   No real heat, perhaps a touch of chile spiciness that emerges moreso on the backside.   Seems well balanced between the sweeetness, the roasted malts, and the chile flavors/heat (what heat there is, and thankfully very little).   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Chiles and a little bit of peppery heat linger.   Better than expected!
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
canned, chocolate brown color with no head, dry cocoa, aroma, nice cinnamon and malty chocolate flavors, chipotles, warm finish
larsniclas (6126) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a brief, fizzy head.
Spicy pepper and some dry notes of cocoa-beans.
Chocolate, spicies, hot pepper and loads of cinnamon in the flavour.
Burning sensations in both throat and lips. Too much spicies for me...
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong coffee, smoke and cinammon. Thin mouthfeel with a strong cinnamon and pumpkin with nice sweet finish.
ekstedt (5978) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Black with fizzy brief beige head. Strong chile pepper aromas with some roasted chocolate aromas in the background. A light hot burning aftertaste.
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with no head. The aroma is heavy on the peppers, with a lot of the roasted ancho notes coming through strongly. I also get a hint of chocolate and some roasted malt. The flavor is very nice. What really comes through early is some cinnamon and chocolate, as well as a hint of heat from the peppers. I also get some of the earthiness from the chilies as well as some nice chili flavor. The chocolate and chili notes meld very well together, with just the right amount of heat and sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice stout and I am glad more and more breweries are brewing beers similar to this one.
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Black in colour. Dried fruit, roasted malt and a hint of smoke in the aroma. Dried fruit, roasted malt and plain chocolate in the taste, with notes of fruitcake in the finish.
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Almost black with no head. A lot of spices in this one, ginger and some cinnamon. Also pepper, licorice, ash and chili. A lot of carbonation. A strange beer, hard to rate.