SudsMcDuff (7254) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
single can from specs, i broke the sixer .. . deep black .. mild foam .. light spice, pepper, roast, and coco tar .. . slick mouthfeel .. enjoyable stuff, but just happy with the single .. . . the albany ham scam!
Ernest (6905) - 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.
djd07 (6612) - 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.
5000 (6600) - 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!
BBB63 (6507) - 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.
blutt59 (6286) - 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
gyllenbock (6285) - 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.
larsniclas (6243) - 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...
ekstedt (6157) - 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.
SaintMatty (6131) - 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.