dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Beertemple. Aroma is deep roast, liquorice, molasses, dark chocolate. Flavour is big chocolate, caramel, liquorice, roast, molasses, some alcohol and then slowly the chili’s show up. Liquorice, chili and dark roasty malt in the finish.
CraftBeerNick (1317) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Beer Temple, 10th December 13. Nice rich and tasty imperial, some smoke, a little chilli, lots of roasted malts. Nice sipping beer
Pyrmir (4358) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Pitch black with brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, chili, alcohol, smoke and cinous notes. Taste is rich and full, roasted, boozy, canilla, smoke, spice and earth.
MarcoDL (3088) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick imperial stout with a strong roasted body. Has some notes of pepper and of course coffee.
PotjeBier (2080) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beer Temple. Black color. Sticky light brown head. Aroma’s: cocoa powder, milk chocolate, ground coffee, roast and some sweetness. Retronasal it’s quite herbal, clearly from the chili’s, which I find to be unpleasant. Flavor is moderate sweet, chocolate, roasted. Alcohol feel is strong, body is medium, the heat of the chili’s is quite mild, fortunately. Finishes roasted and moderate bitter. OK, but I’m about done with the gimmick of putting chili’s in beer. Can’t help but wondering how this would have been without.
kermis (7727) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sampled at Beer Temple. Pours near. Lack with a small beige head. Aroma is peaty, roast, dark chocolate, whiskey, toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee, fudge background. Full body, flavour of sweet roasted malt, smooth coffee, fudge with a lingering bitter sweet finish.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Oily, black, milk chocolate head. Liquorice, tar, booze, the chilies add warmth in a discreet way. Nice.
jtclockwork (11250) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with brown head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, vanilla/cinnamon cookie, fudge brownie, chilies, smoked pepper, light spice, coffee and earth. Medium to full bodied. A touch chalky. Very little heat. Average carbonation.
Geokkjer (6709) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, some spices, and nuts. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, coffee, chocolate and warming alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation.