bytemesis (5194) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to TheAlum. Pours opaque black, minimal head or lacing. Aroma is chili pepper forward, plus cocoa, vinous notes, dark roast. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, sharp chili notes, a bit of a bite to it. Medium body, sharp biting finish.
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, toffee, dark chocolate, some vegetal pepper into some bourbon, oak, slight vanilla notes with a hint of coffee. Taste was a mix of milk sugar, dark chocolate, coffee into a bit of dark fruit, bourbon comes into some slight oak, finishing sweet, some hints of the pepper come through. Glad I didnít get the infected version.
Dfonorow (1749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ FoBAB 2014. Pour is deep brown with a very small beige head. Aroma and flavor of oak chips, bourbon, green peppers, spice, chili peppers, chocolate, and roast. Finish is slightly spicy with a nice balance from the sweetness.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tap: Slick black body with a sliver of brown at the top. NO head at all. Aroma is full green apple & borderline acetic cider notes. AWESOME. Maybe a light hint of chocolate malt & bourbon. But mostly apple shit. Flavor has a hint of pepper but itís not spicy, per se. Itís like mild green pepper flavor. But then here comes the apple. Huge, tart, astringent green apple. Tannic. Back-end full of strong booze, tastes like solvent. Light finishing heat but the solvent & acetaldehyde pretty much steal the show. This beer is horrendous.
alexsdad06 (7462) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown/black with no head. The aroma has sweet malts, smoked peppers, fruity pepper, berries, chocolate, bourbon and some heat. The flavor has very little peppery heat, fruity pepper, berries and dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, bourbon and a strange smoky character. Not much pepper burn.Putting this in a barrel for more than a year pretty much insures not much peppery heat.
drsordr (1744) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at FOBaB 2014 pours opaque black. Nose cherry, green chilies, sweet malt. Taste mild cherry from the barrel, and very mild green chili. Expected more flavor explosion and some heat, but overall seemed muted.
Pailhead (6026) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, green apple, alcohol, coffee, and solvent aromas. Itís a dark brown, virtually black, with an almost nonexistent head. The flavor starts with chocolate and sour apple. The finish has solvent flavors, light coffee, and alcohol. Itís medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel. Overall, something went wrong here.
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle # 311. Thanks Al. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, spice, and malt. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, and chili peppers. Enjoyed this one.
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, light spices, chocolate and lactose. Flavor was roasted malts, light fudge, bourbon and some heat in the swallow. Nice.
Art (2534) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At bottle share during DLD. Pours a dark brown with a tanish head. Aroma of sweet bourbon and chilli peppers. Taste is a perfect mix of bourbon heat, then sweetness, then pepper heat. Digging it.