tmoreau (3631) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12.7 oz. green bottle poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown color, with a modest layer of brownish tan head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was roasted, cocoa, molasses, brown sugar sweetness, some woodiness, and light spice. Medium+ bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste was similar notes, continued sweetness, a medium, roasted bitterness with hints of pepper & chilies, finishing with a bit of tangy astringency. Complementary balance of notes with some hidden warmth.
Guruhso (374) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head with good lacing. Malty aroma of caramel, Chocolate and dried fruits. In the mouth aroma of first citrus and then smoke also comes thru. The flavours start sweet then Sour acidity and finish light bitter with a smokey aftertaste and alot of heat. Mild chili burn and light alcohol burn. The chili heat last a long time. Wow-good and explosiv beer.
colui72 (648) - HONG KONG - DEC 20, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick black with a thin brown head. Sweet aroma of vanilla, roasted malts and coffee. Taste gets even better, with the addition of chocolate fudge, licorice and the 3 types of chilli peppers used in the brewing. After a well balanced sticky-sweet-bitter first feeling, the chillies explode warming up the stomach and enhancing the after taste. Master piece.
wolfcarnival (231) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle at beergeek bar. shared it with big connie. his first time there and i reckon he really enjoyed it. wanted something to finish off the sesh and this was perfect
anywayz it pours sticky pitch black with a lacy tan head. smells amazing- dark chocolate, roasty malts, coffee and faint chili. tastes so delicious. rich and creamy chocolate, coffee, melted fudge, brown sugar, burnt toast. finishes thick and smokey. after a few sips you start to feel the chili/booze burn warming you. its so balanced, so good. easily my fav beer so far
MichaelAwesome (6434) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Eigentlich waren die Erwartungen doch etwas höher, selbst wenn es sich hier um ein Stout handelt. Aromatisch, dick und sirupmässig mag es ja sein und die Kaffee- nebst Röstaromen sind auch vorhanden, aber von Chili merke ich nichts und werde mit dieser rauchigen Ledrigkeit sogar noch enttäuscht. Gutes Bier. Mehr auch nicht.
Dahlstrom (266) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle from Mikkeller Webbshop. Pitch-black with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and chillies. Taste reflects the aroma, but more chillies and "weirdness". Full-bodied. Medium bitterness. And low carbonation.
DroolYeast (986) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home from To Øl’s Christmas calendar. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet alcohol, brown sugar, some smoke, burnt malts. Black with tan head, lasting. Taste is moderate sweetness, alcohol sweet, malt bitterness, light hotness from the chilies. Full body, thick smooth texture, avg.- carb., sweet spicy and hot finish
McTapps (6448) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep black colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of woods, smoke, chocolate and leaves. Taste of malt, chocolate, coffee, roast, woods and dark bread. Hints of rum and plums. Tasty and nice though I did not really fancy the smokey hints.
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Imperial stout cioccolatosa e liquorosa, golosa come una torta! Note di caffè, liquirizia, peperoncino e malto tostato arricchiscono il bouquet. Corposa e rinfrancante, una bomba!
likeatrainwreck (450) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely stuff. The chilli is subtle, just enough for a but if a tingle on the tongue and it helps cut through the heavy, roasty character. Delicious.