Scipio (820) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is is somewhat subdued, although it is good. Chocolate and cocoa are what I get most, along with toffee, some vanilla, and I guess some slight spiciness. The taste is rich chocolate, a healthy amount of peppery zest, cocoa, a little bit of coffee and still hints of vanilla. This one is kind of sweet, but it isnít over the top, just enough. Medium bodied, a creamy, slick texture, with carbonation being on the softer side. Chocolate, cocoa and lesser pepper aftertaste lasts a long time. I like this one. Iíve noticed that the more I drink, the more I seem to enjoy it.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.25 A: Black color. About one finger of fizzy brown head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.
3.5 S: Bold aroma, yet very clean. Moderate roastiness, just enough caramel and neutral malt sweetness to balance. Cocoa with some depth. Mild peppery spiciness to add a little bit more.
4.0 T: The taste takes the nose and amplifies the intensity. Clean caramel and neutral malt sweetness. Moderate roast, chocolate, cocoa powder, and just enough heat from the peppers to make you know they are there. Not a lot of complexity or depth, but what is there flows really nicely together.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a nice creaminess. Super smooth.
3.75 D: Very drinkable with a great flavor blend. Pick this up.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
[ Bottle ][ 2oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Champagne Flute ][ 12.07.14 ]
jet black, puffy cream head drops to a ring, spotty cap. Heavy green pepper nose, ashy contrast with cocoa and not melding well. Flavor cleans more easily, creamier with nice chocolate up front, light ash, pepper and roast late, light cardboard end. Very biting beer, more pleasant in flavor but very aggressive spicing.
nimbleprop (7345) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a murky black with some creamy, off white head. Nose has a lot of chili pepper, earthy, sweet, hints of lurking heat, raisin, mild malt. Flavor has more molasses and thus balance, black pepper, malt, raisin, some licorice. Full bodied, peppery finish.
solidfunk (7351) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of chocolate malt in this one and coffee, mocha aroma. Black pours with good head and lacing. Some caramel. Medium bitter finish. Bottle.
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a very dark cola color with a small tan head. Aroma is roast, some green pepper skins, light chocolate. Flavor is light spicy mole notes. Light pepper, chocolate.
Iphonephan (6039) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle at the DC Ratebeer event Dec. 6, 2014. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chili peppers. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and anaheim chilis. Slight bitter roast finish.
Christpuncher (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
really easy to drink specialty brew. sweet and easy to drink. had a draft pour at bad apple. pours brown in color with a tan head. bitter finish
tmoreau (3624) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared, cellared bomber, poured to flight samplers showing a black/brown hue, with a light layer of tan froth that reduced quickly to a ring & film, and left some streaks & spots of lacing. The nose was roasted, with bakerís chocolate, a touch of sweetness, and dusty pepper hints. Moderately bitter and medium+ bodied, the taste continued the aroma notes with mellow pepper, a touch of oily texture, and pleasant dryness to the finish. Most likely lost some of itís original brightness & potency, but otherwise, remained quite tasty.
jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black opaque,some tan head, some spotty lace.Vegetably pepper spice aroma with cocoa. Same in taste but with more cocoa,strong vegetably pepper taste, with cocoa and smooth light roast notes. Fairly sweet and chewy. Little bit of heat to balance the sweet but a bit on the sweet side. Not a bad thing, gives a rich taste to it.
HonkeyBra (4033) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Rating from notes. Pours a very dark brown with a mild tan head. Aroma of chocolate, mild chile notes, some roast and cocoa sweetness. Flavor is mostly sweet chocolate with mild bitter dark chocolate notes and a twinge of spice and heat. Medium bodied, active carbonation. Somewhat creamy palate. Finishes fairly sweet.