b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to taster (shared with Dogbones, LitoIPA, the Mrs., and others). Looks good; an opaque dull black with foamy tan head. Smells great! Dark malt, chocolate, oak, bourbon, and a bit of spice. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel that’s a little hot, but likely from the pepper. Fantabulous!!!
burg326 (3542) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark black from the bottle with aromas of chocolate, earth, light spicy pepper, some roast and light bourbon. Flavors follow suit chocolate, light pepper some bourbon and booze, a solid imperial stout that I could enjoy all day.
Beerman6686 (4188) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one poured an inky black color with a beige head. roma was of whiskey, fudge, light sapices and coffee. Flavor was spices, whiskey, and fudge, melded together very well. was not a huge fan of the base beer, but this one is great.
artmcd8 (1515) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared thanks to a kind soul at DLD. Pours a deep dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma is fudge, chillies, some coffee. Taste is sweet with a nice heat in the finish.Really awesome and way better than the standard Mexican Cake.
charule (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at dld. Poured black with thin dark tan head. Aroma of apple and bourbon. Super smooth milky bourbon apple taste. Killer
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 This beer has officially grown on me. I recapped the 1/3 of the bottle that was left and opened it this morning and it’s actually really fucking complex, sweet and cinnamony and vanilla and cocoa. It really captures the spirit of "mexican chocolate cake" in a way I didn’t appreciate last night, maybe because of some of the other beers I had around it, maybe because I wasn’t in the mood, who knows, but I admit I was wrong.
knickskicks (686) - - MAR 17, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black pour, dark brown head. Nose is huge chocolate, bourbon, spices. Taste is a chocolate bomb, smooth bourbon, spices, some vanilla. Full mouthfeel.
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from bottle @ De Hopduvel .. Thx goes to BoBoChamp … you are the man! :) … It pours Pitch black with a small tan head… Roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, wood, molasses, caramel, spices, pepper, warming alcohol…. IMO this is the best of the "Cakes" ….. loved it!
kraddel (2766) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thnx to Bobochamp
Pours pure black , no foam .
smell is sweet, smells like cake indeed .
taste has some sweet dough , some peppers, very very intresting beer .
So much more complex than the regular version . very full , some wood .
I really love this one !
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12/II/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle as "Bourbon barrel" @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - bottled: 6/VI/13 or VI/6/13 (2014-185) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, no head, just a few bubbles floating atop the beer. Aroma: oh my, the vanilla is big on this one! But other stuff as well, bourbon, alcohol, caramel, fudge, brownie, lots of dried fruits, dark chocolate, ginger bread (actually more like "peperkoek" for the Dutchies) probably because of the cinnamon, but it’s more spicy and complex than just cinnamon. MF: nice soft carbon, full body. Taste: immediate hot burn from the peppers on the tongue, lots of peperkoek (ginger bread), pretty sweet and malty, molasses, chocolate (both milk and dark), vanilla, spices. Aftertaste: more ginger bread ("couque de Dinant"), cinnamon, spices, hot pepper, chocolate, some mocha, caramel. Holy bimbam, this is good stuff!!!