FaithHealer1 (330) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at North Bar, Leeds. Pours an inky black, small creamy head. Aroma is earthy, a bit meaty, cereals, toasted malts, only s little smoke. Taste is brilliant - black chocolate and coffee, with an earthy note and a meaty smokiness. Jalapeno flavour present from the start, but the spice really kicks at the end, with it mingling very well with the chocolate notes, and sparkling for ages through the finish. Medium mouthfeel, CO2 prickle. It tastes much more rich than 5.9% would suggest. Really good.
bleeng (1372) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a small light tan head. Nose is light pepper, and a bit of roastiness. Taste has a very light pepper flavor, with some roasty maltiness. Not a ton of flavor in this beer-had potential but didn’t work out. Body is very thin for the style.
cgarvieuk (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft roast ... soft smoke ... light capsicum on nose ... soft sweet chocolate roast ... smoked chillis ... soft roast ... ok
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, smoke, some meatiness, and earthy. Tastes of smoke, chocolate, trace of peppers, and peat. Peppers beers scare me, but peppers in this very subtle and complimented well.
yackery (142) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle like the picture. Coffee-foam head dissolves quickly to thin cover with frosty but very fast lacing over a nearly opaque mahogany body. Aroma is tea, chocolate toffee, roasted coffee and pepper and little or no smoke. But the taste delivers the sweet and bitter smoke and the pepper. Finish is peppery spicy and lingering. Body is medium/full. Overall very good.
StefanSD (1797) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from bev4less. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head that slowly recedes. The aroma is soft with roasted barley grains and peppers. The flavor is a good balance of sweet smoke and spicy peppers. The palate is full and silky smooth with medium carbonation. Finishes with lingering chipotle and bitter earthy hops. Overall: Very smooth drinking concoction
geologyguy (336) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
peppery taste is very subdued...wish it came out a bit stronger in that regard. good strong smoky taste in other respects. just the right amount of bitter
Aniela (1490) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown beer with a small offwhite head. Chocolate and spices aroma. Chocolate, smokey and spicy flavour.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great porter, dark with large retained creamy head. Moderately smoked aroma. The mouthfeel is creamy. A substantive smoke taste, chocolate malt, the hot pepper in the background. Satisfying and enormously drinkable. From Lueken Liquors.
hivemind (658) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at VSK night at Blint Tiger back on 11/28/2013 with James, Streets, some others. Smells like burnt toast, overroasted coffee and pepper. Spicy pepper flavor. Pretty cool. Aroma carries it.