kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Belgian Chimipalooza, thanks! Black with no head. Aroma of massive raspberry, caramel, bourbon, malt and booze. Flavour is moderate sweet and above moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
djd07 (8764) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 bottle thanks to Randy. Pours black with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong pepper, roast, wood, char. Thick mouth, chewy, strong heat, peppers, roast, chocolate, boozy finish, very good.
Countbeer (5955) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: #22/405: Chouffe glass:
Black beer. Small and lively quickly disappearing dark brown head.
Aromas of bourbon, red fruit, berries, roast, bourbon, light vanilla, subliminal aroma!
Flavours of roast, dark fruits, light tones of white pepper, wood, light sweet, chocolate, delicious!
Aftertaste is bitter, bourbon, roasty, some fruit and
Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, bit more than just mediun bodied.
bytemesis (6297) - 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 (9236) - 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 didn’t get the infected version.
Dfonorow (2039) - 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 it’s not spicy, per se. It’s 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 (8432) - 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 (2182) - 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 (6349) - 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. It’s 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. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel. Overall, something went wrong here.