hopscotch (9065) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Dark brown pour with no head. Smells like earthy chilies, watery berries and melon rinds. Medium-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is lightly tart and mildly roasty with spicy chilies. Finishes with a slight chili burn on my tongue. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tasting (2011 or early 2012). Pours a deep brown/black with no head. The aroma has sweet malts, smoked peppers, fruity pepper, chocolate and some heat. The flavor has more heat up front berries and dark fruits, caramel, chocolate and a strange smoky character. The pepper burn lasts. Early on with the peppers this was decent enough, later when the peppers faded it was not as good.
rxeight (1282) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Putting down some old ratings of stuff that appears gone, On tap at the brewpub 12/23/11. Black pour like the moloko base without the head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Has a giant chilli spicy kick on one side with a very sweet and tart red wine taste that i guess compliments it better than just straight up spice. Probably too much of a spicy aftertaste.
madmitch76 (14711) - , 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. It’s a cayenne pepper sort of heat. The porty fruits return before a neutral finish. Tolerable chilli aftertaste.
Scopey (6672) - 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 doesn’t do much for me.
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers to KEN for bringing this along! The pour’s 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 (10702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, 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 (6349) - 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 Biggs’ Stache, I’ve 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. Didn’t 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 don’t like chili beers, this is not for you. If you don’t like port, then again not for you. Three Floyds nailed bringing the two together though. A favourite of mine for sure.
ekoerper (588) - 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.