unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boxed, 22oz bottle. Limited Edition No.7 Pours dark brown color. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes nutty, dark chocolate, coffee, toasted grains. Finishes with a green chili indigestion character. Pretty complex flavors. Nice in a cold winters night. (3567)
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish-brown popur with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is chocolate. You get a little eat on the aftertaste. It is a smooth, well balanced beer.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark copper with a small tan head, and a little lacing.
smell is of chocolate, malt, spice, cinnamon, some nuts, and a little coffee.
taste is creamy, chocolate, spice, some chili, malt, nuts, and a few hops. ends a little oily and spicy.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hints of roasted cacao nibs. Brown with a vanishing head. A touch of sweet malt and mild spice. A little twinge of heat in the gullet. Not bad.
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kidmartinek (4047) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Minerally earthen aroma. Dark brown small ring head. A little sweet and a nice bite from the chilis. Its a little sweet. But the bite from :he chili’s makes it quite nice.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber pour with an off-white head. Excellent dark chocolate, cinnamon, and caramel malt sweetness. A hint of toasted nuts, some very faint chili notes, and a nice roasted malt aroma. The flavor has a slight spice of chili to it, but otherwise good chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Toasted malt, caramel, and a light roast character. Good balance of sweetness and roast.
mnoud (304) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012.12.15 - on tap Always Ron's in small tulip glass. Pours dark brown, moderate head. Aroma bland. Taste is smooth foamy head followed by roasted flavor followed by a bit if alcohol burn. It actually burned me lips a mild bit. There's some sweetness in there but not a lot. Kind of like a watery high alcohol stout.
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youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft to snifter. Clear brown pour with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of coffee grounds, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, a little black pepper. Tastes like a coffee stout to start, then gets a little spicy, both cinnamon and pepper. Definitely get the ABV kick at the end. Pretty viscous mouthfeel. Would definitely seek this out again, really interesting beer.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at beer fest. Pours hazy copper with a small tan head. The aroma has cinnamon and hot peppers. The taste is sweet Christmas ale with a spicy kick.
onceblind (6112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Oskar Blues HMLS. Clear dark ruby/brown with a thin beige head. Heavy malty aroma with earthy caramel, honey, and a little molasses and cocoa. Taste is smooth and full with some dark earthy maltiness, caramel, hay, light cocoa, some light raisin, and very gentle roastiness.