madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th February 2013
Bottle 158/217. Opaque dark brown beer with a short lived chocolate coloured head that dissipated with an audible hiss. Light fruits on the nose. Palate is surprisingly light and a little crisp. Very nice red and black berry fruits from the Port barrel (I guess!). Juicy blackcurrant, cherry and others, really good fruit. The chilli kicks in half way through and builds in heat without ever getting out of control. Itís a cayenne pepper sort of heat. The porty fruits return before a neutral finish. Tolerable chilli aftertaste.
Scopey (3239) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle #158 of 272, thanks to Ken for this rarity! It pours near black with a pretty much no head.... The nose is rich plum, dark fruit, berry, oak, vanilla, spice, chilli spice and caramel. The taste is port, plum, raisin, chilli comes in later, earth, blackcurrant and jamminess. Finishes up spicy, Medium body and moderate carbonation. I like the port-aspect, but the spice doesnít do much for me.
jackl (2547) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bruceís. Cheers to KEN for bringing this along! The pourís deep brown with absolutely no head. Dead still pour. The nose is rich plum sauce, port wine, wood and forest fruits. Deep chili burn at the back end of the aroma. The taste is ruddy vinous berry, some marmite and strabwerry. Rich roasted grain and chocolate cake. Mild chili accents. A bit of marshmallow and lactose. Very soft carbonation. Thick body. Only mildly hot, not nearly as hot as Dark Lord de Muerte. Overall, pretty decent.
Leighton (6921) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruceís, London - big thanks to Ken! Bottle 158/217. Pours dark brown with a small, brown cream head. Dark malts nose, definite chili spice, some dark fruits, dark cherries. Light to medium sweet flavor, nice dark berries, some dark sugars, burnt chilies. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Nice heat to finish, chili spice in the throat, sweet chocolate, grapes, raisins, dark cherries and dark berries. Good.
phaleslu (4430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by STLWill - thanks again, Will! I know like the Biggsí Stache, Iíve been bugging you to break this one out for me. Bottle 155/217. Pours a coffee brown color with no head. Big coffee note, with peppers, dark and milk chocolate, toasted malts, dark fruits, cream, and port. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a spicy, fruity mouthfeel. Didnít quite stand up to the Conquistador De Muerte to me, but I still enjoyed this very unique beer a lot.
MAFountain (18) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Nose is sweet, port, and peppers. The sweetness hits you right away on the tongue, giving way to a nice heat towards the back of the mouth. If you donít like chili beers, this is not for you. If you donít like port, then again not for you. Three Floyds nailed bringing the two together though. A favourite of mine for sure.
ekoerper (548) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: chilies, roast malts, hints of the port barrel, some chocolate and caramel. Pours black, thin head with little retention. Flavor: coffee, chocolate, fairly high dose of chili heat that stays on the palate for a while, faintly sweet. Medium body and carbonation, feels a bit thin.
Dunt (214) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle provided by thetomG. This sounds like an interesting beer, I donít know if itíll pan out. Pours a flat black, no head whatsoever, opaque in clarity. Nose is heavy on the port character. The scent is almost perfumey fruitiness, not sure if I like it, but itís unique though. The flavor stays kinda peculiar. Mishuggah described it best, itís a liquid fruit roll up to start. It moves onto pepper and finishes with some heat. Reminds me of mango haberno jelly bellyís. Medium mouthfeel, no carbonation, a lot of pepper heat, and a good finish. Weird beer, I kinda like it, but it is truly a unique experience.
readbaron (70) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a weird beer. Smells like a sour with stout characteristics and a lot of heat. Tastes like a fruit rollup with peppers. Such an unusual beer. Itís completely flat, but strangely compelling. I had it at the great taste and didnít like it, but upon second review, itís impressive. Unique and tasty. Not sure that I would want a large pour, but for a few ounces itís nice. Iíd drink it again.
50belair (1329) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Meadme at Hunahpuís day. Dark brown pour with a fleeting ran head. Huge spicy chili pepper finish. The front end is somewhat vinous. With a sweet lactose nose, this is one wacky beer...