Brewed by Stewart (UK)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2567) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2013
Cask at Blue Blazer [230113]. Dark brown, bubbly tan head, not much lacing. Nose of roasted malt, quite earthy dark malts, slight vegatal, some chilli heat. Taste of dark roasted malts with quite a lot of chocolate, some fruitiness in there, plenty of chiili - it isn’t subtle and it’s fairly hot, gets better the more you drink. Has a medium body, smooth and the finish has dark roast, chocolate with a chilli burn linger - hot but not too much. Seemed disjointed at first until I got used to the heat - liked the smooth dark chocolate underneath the chiili.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
On tap @ the Stockbridge Tap. Pours opaque black with a decent head. The nose has burnt chocolate and just a hint of the capsicum. The taste has more of the chilli coming through and it builds as you go down the glass. The background taste is charcoal and liquorice which is expected since that’s the dry stout style of the Cauld Reekie on which this is based. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and it’s fairly refreshing despite the chilli. Overall, yes a good ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
Cask at HW. Blackish with tan head. Aroma has toffee, caramel, hint of vanilla, wood, earthiness. Taste has light licorice, molasses, toffee, hint of chili. Quite flat and oily with a lingering spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mr_h (4021) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bert’s Bar, Edinburgh (2 Feb 12) - pours very dark red colour with a medium tan head, roasted nut and chocolate aroma, the effect of the chilli is quite subtle in this beer, very well balanced drink, highly recommended

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
[cask at Bow Bar Winter Festival 2011, Edinburgh] Black pour, with a thin tan head. Pretty hefty roasty malt aroma, with some peppery spikiness. Flavours are mostly malt-led at first – chocolate and bitter coffee, but then a touch of chilli appears after, rising into the finish. It’s not immediately noticeable, and less distinct than the other Scottish chilli beer – Tempest Chipotle – but then you’d expect that looking at the two breweries. It’s not often you praise a chilli beer for its subtlety, but this one was really quite nice [26012012]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2012
All things sugar and spice also nice. A sweetish porter with a mixed all-spice kick. A drink for all seasons and nights but made for a snowy evening with an open fire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2171) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 26, 2012
Cask at The Bow Bar. Deep brown with lasting tan head. Thick texture. Velvety. Amazing malt to chilli balance. Sweet, malty. Slight spice in the throat. Very well measured.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlAl (1) - - JAN 17, 2012 does not count
Had at Jolly Judge in Edinburgh. Great beer, similar to the Tempest Chipotle, though sadly a bit less ’’chili-y’. Nonetheless, if this was on regular cask rotation, I’d certainly drink it often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2011
Cask @ The Queens Arms. Black colour, light brown head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee and coffee cream. Flavour is roasted malts and coffee upfront, followed by a light chili spicyness. Creamy and slightly hot finish not too overpowering. Well balanced. Really pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3977) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 Cask @ The Queens Arms, Edinburgh. Malty aroma with a hint of peppers. Almost black colour with a big foamy head. Creamy malt flavour with a hint of chilli bite. Very smooth. Quite original.

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