JohnRMurdoch (2257) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Blue Blazer. Pours a very dark brown colour with a beautiful thick, light tan head. A little chilli aroma, however, the nose is primarily caramel with chocolate and roasty malt notes. A nice alcohol and chilli burn leads into roasty malt, coffee and caramel. Alcohol and chilli flavours also linger with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.
Blairgus (1753) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black/dark ruby w/ thick brown head
no chili on the nose. dark chocolate malt and some copper hints
med body and slightly fizzy
This is really interesting. i want to say there is no chili up front but then i realize it does start there, though it is muted. Background beer is alcohol and lalty red ale w/ some fresh coffee hints. chili becomes noticeable in the middle, where it is just pleasant pepper flavour. it becomes spicy in the finish, where it has a long lingering spice.
this is really fun and a very nice pint!
i’d say it could be a bit spicier but then it might change into something freakish. as it is, there is a bit of chili spice there but at a level where it is pleasant and complementary. any more and it would be excessive.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 cask at jolly judge ... dark brown black ... thin tan head ... sweet dark roast malts ... light chilli front ... solid chocolate roast ... solid body ... light capsacum ... light spice in body ... chillis been toned down from trial batch and could maybe do will somewhere in between... but chillis there and im really liking this ...4.2
cask at cloister ...1402 ... dark red brown ... sweet toffee malt roast ... light chilli roast ... much more chilli that jolly judge ... big chocolate roast ... definite chilli ... big roast ... wow... nice 4.3
cask at cloisters ...1502 ... deep red black thin tan lacing ... soft chocolate roast ... light chilli ... deep dark fruits ... light chocolate sweetness... medium chilli burn ... lovely 4.3
cask at blue blazer ... dark brown black ... thin tan head ... big sweet puff candi ... light chilli nose ... soft roast malts ... light chilli ... neeeds a touch longer ... dark fruits ... definite puff candi ... nice but more puff candi and not enough chilli 082011
cask at blazer 012013 ... deeep black ... thin tan bubbly heaf ... soft charcoal ... dark malts ... soft spice ... rich capsicum hit up front ... soft spice burn ... huge mellow chocolate ... lightest burn on tounge ... deep dark rast crackin .4.2