DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks. Pours a dark brown with aroma of chocolate. Couldn’t really smell the pepper. Nice and smooth chocolate flavor on the palate with a hint of pepper on the back end.
Marheb (2256) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
En plein mon genre de décadence, onctuosité dominante et chocolat intraitable. Les saveurs sont un mélange de gâteau aux carottes et de crème glacée choco maya (haagen-daaz) avec une touche pimentée bien équilibrée. Un autre succès de décadence dans la même famille que la Orange Bliss.
Odeed (1784) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really don’t get the spicy stout thing. And this is a fine example as to why I don’t. I love cake,and I love peppers. I just don’t like them together. The combination is odd and the spiciness really threw me off.
HonusWagner (1531) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Better than the BA variants for the most part in 2014. Aggressively spicy but not overwhelming, and warms the belly nicely. The other expected characteristics are there, cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, but the heat definitely makes this stand out from Hunahpu.
Danyel (1047) - Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is vanilla, baking spices, cinnamon. Taste is very cinnamon, a little heat that lasts into a long finish, full bodied, medium-carbonation. Overall, exceptional.
Gachupines (930) - USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with a thick dark brown head. Aroma is rich chocolate with notes of coffee and a bit of earthiness. Flavor is rich, bittersweet chocolate with a bit of a burnt finish. Spice comes in the aftertaste, there’s a warm burn in my throat. Very pleasant and rich with a subtle surprise at the end.
Jow (2237) - New York, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Stags Head. Figured it’s about stout season so kick it off with a winner. Pours deep brown with lovely head and lacing. Nose is dark chocolate and light spice. Tastes of bitter dark chocolate, baileys, caramel, cinnamon, and hint of chilli. The heat hits back throat lager but is mild. Not too rich or sugary which I appreciate.
mccaindude (4) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very unique and well-balanced. Habanero peppers are very noticeable, but not overpowering. Some hops taste present, but fleeting. All flavors blend well. Beer is pitch black and beautiful. Couldn’t tell it’s high gravity. Highly recommended if looking for an unusual, but delightful, tasting beer.
geologyguy (742) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Espresso smell is strong...cinnamon hits first, very smooth, dangerous for abv! Finishes spicy from peppers...different..not necessarily good...2 quick sips may not be all accurate
Dfonorow (1531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is black with a medium milk chocolate colored head. Aroma of cinnamon sticks, dark chocolate, light vanilla, and coffee roast. Flavor is similar with a bit of hop bitterness and a touch of pepper spice in the finish. Medium bodied, alcohol is very well hidden.
MotherBrother (744) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour jet black, with a small tan head.
Aroma has a lot of cacao powder, chocolate, roasted coffee, chili from the middle and out. somewhat "caky", peppery and some green notes to it. The taste is slightly sweet up front, with a good dose of bitterness and spiciness from the mid out.
Semi-full bodied, with a somewhat flat carbonation. pretty nice for sure.