cgarvieuk (15388) - 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
Theydon_Bois (10386) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the CP&K, Pimliwhere, 29/12/14.
Light black with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is rostedmalt, toffee, light charr, faint germaline.
Taste comprises molasses, green pepper, very subtle chilli, dark toffee, light charr, pinch of spice.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok, very little chilli kick, probably a good thing!
Scopey (7650) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Holborn. it pours deep red-brown with a decent light tan head. The nose is malt-driven, earth, toast, wood, cocoa and light peppery chilli. The taste is bitter upfront, then wood, pine, varnish, resin, cocoa, toast, chilli pepper kick, caramel and leather with a dry, light chilli linger. Medium body and fine carbonation. Really great balance here. The chilli adds something to the party without overtaking the base beer. Tasty.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cask. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of toffee, malt, fudge, milk chocolate, light coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet. A light chilli burn coming out in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (5151) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Cask, Pimlico. Poured a clear dark brown with a round bubbly white head. The aroma is roasted malt light yeast. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet, with a roasty, coffee, light chili spice palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
allmyvinyl (4492) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Haymarket. Dark brown pour, thin tan head. Aromas are vegetal and chocolate malt. Taste has a good heat which builds as you drink, but never too much. Liquorice and more chocolate stay in the background. Very nice.
Bullit (4029) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JohnRMurdoch (3470) - 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.
mr_h (3177) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask by handpump at Bertís 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
AshtonMcCobb (3119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 thatís the dry stout style of the Cauld Reekie on which this is based. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and itís fairly refreshing despite the chilli. Overall, yes a good ale!