JohnRMurdoch (4270) - 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.
Blairgus (4047) - 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.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MrTipple (3182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: toasted malts, light chocolate, some spices, light coffee. Appearance: black, small, frothy, beige, head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: chocolate and toasted malts again, some chilli flavours coming up and remain. Overall: nice Stout, good chilli flavours in the plate. Pint at The Bow Bar, Edinburgh.
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.
nihtila (2750) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bow Bar as Cauld Reekie extra hot. Pours very dark brown. Nose is light chili, roasted malts. Tastes chocolate malts, quite thin and watery palate followed by a gentle chili burn. Ok but kinda feels the chili covers that rather watery feeling.
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Blue Blazer . 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.
TheCametron (2332) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[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 
ladnewton (1763) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden on 20th December 2014. Sepia black with thin pale tan laceless ring of foam. Richly roasty aroma with spices. Roasty in-mouth with citric touch and evident chilli which then dominates the finish albeit roundedly. Roasty mallts continue. Medium body, and an engaging texture.