mateuszk (1040) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black, thick, with great beige head. Aroma of fine dark chocolate, roastiness, cinammmon, dried fruits and of course habanero. In taste semi dry with roastiness, chocolate flavours, dried fruits and rather strong spiciness which mellows in the aftertaste. Full bodied, solid bitterness in the finish. Really great.
normalbeerguy (8) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had great flavor mouthfeel but the habanero peppers just made it finish a bit too hot for me. Would love it with less pepper heat.
Vells (1061) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - AUG 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love it! Outstanding aroma, after opening gives impressive glimpse of cocoa, coffee, bit later transfers into Latvian sweet version of pumpernickel cake somewhat between tiramisu and brownie, perfect cinnamon accent, vanilla and
ofc very pleasant hard roast background with nice twist of chili. At first chili gives quite harsh kick, but afterwards its getting more subtle, warming and perfectly blends into bouquet of this awesome brew. Moderate sweetness with moderate bitterness. What can I say.. perfect aroma - I could sniff that all day long, awesome taste and palate, great balance..
Alusmamuts (1074) - LATVIA - AUG 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with small light brown head. Honey cake aroma. Honey cake taste followed by coffee bitterness in finished with lasting pepper spiceness in the throat.
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with great beige-brown head. Aroma is chili, dark chocolate, cinnamon, coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, great and intense chili kick, but I think it fits. Hot and spicy aftertaste. A very very spicy Imperial Stout. Thick mouthfeel. Great stuff.
NachlamSie (2997) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared by one of my generous buddies. First of all, this beer is awesome. Second of all, how is this not listed as a spice beer on this site? I don’t like cinnamon unless it is used with peppers, evidently. This beer is a wonderful example of those two flavors working in harmony. The malt body gives a very nice roast and full palate. Cinnamon is defined and natural, but not the main focus. It is overtaken by delightful cacao and dark malts. I didn’t even know vanilla was used in this, it doesn’t stand out much. The heat is pleasant, but I could definitely use more. The beer as a whole is very harmonious and a highly enjoyable sipper.
Fashawn (439) - Montesarchio, ITALY - AUG 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Una birra quasi Poetica. Che lascia di stucco per il suo sapore. Innanzitutto è nera, come la notte, viscosa già dall’aspetto, con una schiuma beige non troppo persistente ma sicuramente piacevole ed iconografica. Al naso presenta una forte nota di caffè, leggera cioccolata, lattosio, vaniglia quindi, ed un leggero sentore di peperoncino. In bocca apre con la componente tostata, caffè ed orzo, per passare alla cioccolata che sembra diventare cioccolata al latte, cioccolata alla vaniglia leggermente. Viscosa, densa, piatta e quasi masticabile, riempie il palato ed è assolutamente vellutata, solleticando ad ogni sorso lo stesso e avvolgendo l’intera bocca. Sul finale emerge l’habanero, o non so quale peperoncino. Presente, forte, non turba mai la bevuta, non la "rovina mai", ma anzi l’accompagna. Veramente una Birra spettacolare, tra le migliori mai bevute.
morteno (2) - - AUG 17, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Unique smell and taste. Nice long-lasting chili burn. The cake name makes great sense. Perfect.
Acid303 (496) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle, shared with friends. Bottled a week ago, so definitely incredible to get this that fresh in Europe. Pours black with a nice tan head, looks very good. Aromas of chocolate, caramel and some chilli is already detected. Very complex flavour: coffee, chocolate, vanilla sweetness...all backed up by the habanero peppers, without hiding any other flavour. Pleasantly warm and slightly bitter on the palate. Full body, good carbonation. Exquisite, nothing more, nothing less.
salvaticas (532) - - AUG 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at BGH. Amazing how the spice is balanced with the smoothness of the stout. Really good.
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