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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4046) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3722) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3439) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2648) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2567) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2209) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - 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]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1694) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
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.


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