BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last bottle of the night for me shared by dak @ Woodshed 2.0! Onyx pour with a mocha head. The chili pepper is a bit overpowering but brings an interesting dynamic. Brownie batter, fudge, chocolate cake, and mace! Coats, burns your lips, and sets your esophagus on fire! Good if you like that kind of thing!
mikem409 (1755) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rating 1,000 very very very big thanks to b3shine (beau). pours black with tan head that is gone instantly. pepper and boozy sweet aroma. taste is spicy chocolate oranges from the cognac, oaky boozy very sweet!
ryanfolty (2007) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 March 16, 2013 - bottle via trade with the Alum. Aroma was a delicious cognac, some sweetness with some crazy hot peppers and veggies. Taste hmmm well it starts out nice and sweet, but quickly overpowered by the heat from the peppers. Not the hottest I have ever had, but too much heat to be very enjoyable. Tone down the heat a bit and this would be dynamite. Bottle 594 / 817.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Ryan and Brian, brown pour with no head. Aroma is some nice chocolate and outstanding pepper aromas. Taste is big time pepper up front with a tad of chocolate and malt and then the palate turns on fire. Overall declined due to the unbearable hotness.
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BVery (7386) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Bomber. Holy f is this spicy. Super dark pour. Bottle 594/817. Aroma is cognac, hot peppers, and black pepper. Taste is hot as hell. Tasty but whoa - it’ll burn you up.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks, Chris! Served in a Three Floyds Intelligentsia mini snifter. Nose has green chilis and chocolate. Mild cognac and fruit. Flavor starts out with mild chili leading into chocolate, cognac, and plenty of brown sugar. Heat comes through toward the finish. Fairly spicy for a beer, but not as bad as the original de Muerte version from 2011 was fresh. Full and viscous. Nice, but the spice is too distracting from the rest of the beer.
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4th January 2013
THE stout tasting Pt1. Big thanks to Jack for the hatrick of Dark Lords. Who needs Demba Ba when Jack scores like this? Opaque dark brown - black beer. Short lived bubbly dark tan head. Green vegetal nose! Soft and frothy viscous palate. Sweet dark malts with dark chocolate and cream. Big green chilli attack - spice and blooming warmth that gives an itch on the back of the throat. An experience but I think the chilli is overdone, it dominates way too much.
Leighton (13038) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Stout Tasting Part I, London - many thanks to Jack. Pours black-brown with a beige cream head. Big green chili nose, dark malts, some dark chocolate. Really spicy flavor with more fresh, green chili pepper and background dark chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish, mostly chili heat rather than alcohol burn (although it’s tough to sort out) with more dark malt sweetness, chili-laced chocolate. The spiciness totally cuts through the sweetness. Good, but hot.
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #650 @ THE Stout Tasting. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The aroma’s strong chili, vegetable, bitter chocolate, general fruit leather. The taste is sweet chocolate cake. Charred grain, ash, some cinnamon and allspice, ginger. HOT chili finish. Full body, thick on the palate. Overall, a pretty interesting brew. I don’t love chili flavors in beer.
Scopey (8068) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (#650 of 817, 2012 vintage) thanks to jackl, consumed at THE stouts tasting - part 1. It pours opaque dark brown with a small light tan head. The nose is vegetal, chilli pepper, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel and gingerbread. The taste is chocolate gateaux, pretty big on the chilli pepper, toffee, gingerbread, dark fruit, cognac in the background, green vegetable and fudge with a sweet, pretty spicy finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Fun to try, but there is too much chilli there. Interesting, but not well balanced.