BobFrapples (50) - Bryan, 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!
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - SEP 30, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darught. This is brew might appeal to the hardcore chile beer fans but to me it tasted musty and overwrought. Would be good to use in cooking though.
Nische (1920) - 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 (2235) - 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 (10880) - 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 (1389) - 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 (21902) - 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 (9562) - 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 (5401) - 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 (2725) - 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 (1422) - - 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.