AWISLguy (2544) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Lodge on Hilton Head. Black pour with a brown head leaving quite a bit of lacing. Aroma has big chocolate, cinnamon, light chiles. Taste is of sweet caramel, cocoa, cinnamon, some tangy chiles, some bakers chocolate. Quite smooth and the blend is terrific - the sweetness of the caramel, cocoa and cinnamon with the tangy of the chiles and cinnamon, and the bitterness of the chocolate really supplied a lot of differences. Full bodied with some alcohol presence. Finishes fairly sweet, with some tanginess. Excellent! 16.7
OminouSC2 (453) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color. Cacao aromas, vanilla, cinnamon, caramel. Taste is sweet from the vanilla, but the habanero makes itself known quickly and dominates for the remainder of the tasting. The habanero makes it a bit unbalanced, lingering burn during the finish. Cool Imperial Stout.
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Michael (misterburd) -- cheers, buddy! Even from just watching it pour I could see that this was going to be one slick beer. It’s got a truly incredible mouthfeel -- it’s chewy and very, very thick, but it manages to not be sweet at all. The habaneros start subtle, allowing chocolate to dominate, but after about 10 seconds there’s a great light spiciness that finishes everything off. This is so legit.
snoworsummer (4715) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a thick, brown head. Tastes like chocolate, cinnamon, smooth booze, pepper, and woody malt. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like rich chocolate, cinnamon, creamy, boozy, pepper, and woody malt.
Mortlach (1925) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ippopotamo36 (thanks Alberto!). Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, sponge cake, rum, babà, vanilla, cinnamon. Flavour is very sweet, a bit unbalanced, chili, sponge cake, rum, alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation. Wow!
ippopotamo36 (1670) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Hoppy Thessaloniki-Greece. Aged a bit and shared in Rome-Italy. Black color, brownish lacing. Nose: baba Naples cake, rum, sweet coffee liquor. Mouth: watery start, sweet middle short coffee/chocolate body, super chili persistent finish. Great.
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shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Oily black pour. Dark tan head of tiny bubbles. Oily spicy aroma with rich chocolate. Light alcohol, sweet and herbal. Very well balanced. Smooth and rich.
zizzybalubba (1795) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle from Wine 101, Raleigh (generously shared by my friend Steven). Pours black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and faint peppers. Taste is wonderful with cocoa, vanilla, and cinnamon very present. As expected, the habanero doesn’t make its presence known at first but manages to creep up with each sip. This amplifies the alcohol in terms of warmth. An excellent beer even though spicy beers are not typically my thing.
baraciisch (2889) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black in color... Aroma is outstanding, lots of vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, roasted malts, chocolate... Flavor is peppery and cinnamony, tons of vanilla, chocolate and peppers throughout... This beer is outstanding
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daje (3999) - NORWAY - MAY 31, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, day 1. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma is strong malty with cocoa, vanilla, spicy, bodt christmas spicy and hot. Taste is massive, dark chocolate, vanilla, spicy, nice notable but not overshadowing habanero sting. Exceptional complexity, a great great beer!