Iphonephan (4982) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft at Spacebar in Falls Church, VA. Pours almost black with a thin tan head. Coffee notes in the nose. Complex flavors of chocolate, nuts and chilies. Spicy bitter finish. A really special beer.
Beerdrinker79 (1805) - Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to red with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, molasses, maybe some green chilies, but I do wish they were more prominent, pecans do show up, maybe cinnamon. Taste is wonderfully complex, brown sugar, cocoa and pecans are at the forefront, cinnamon and other spices as well, unfortunately the green chilies, which was the one ingredient that I was really looking forward to is the least I taste, it is there, but I was hoping for more. There is a light heat burn, but that as well could have been more prominent. It sounds like I am complaining, and I am, but this is actually a really tasty beer, I enjoyed it.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in a tulip glass: Pours a deep brown with a small fading head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of java mocha coffee, pecans and walnuts, light pepper chili and cinnamon bun, some tar and leather, with a bit of roast and caramel malts. The taste is mostly sweet chocolate and vanilla with some roast support by a light handed chili spice edge. The spice components is just a step away from being what I want but at least you can find it unlike some peppers beers I have had (here is looking at you Stone). Lush and oily medium body works well with the flavors. Overall, a nice brew I would drink again if giving the chance but not sure if I would actually spend money for it when NB Moly and Ska Moly are still on the shelves.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Deep brown, nearly black, thin dirty off-white head, sudsy, little lacing. Spicy nose of candied nuts, cocoa, sweet peppers, and cinnamon. Smells very entertaining! Very much a spicy chocolate type of brew on the tongue, some pepper (minus the heat) with some cinnamon spiciness. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Very unique, and like it says, south meets northwest. Peppery but not hot, along with the chocolate and cinnamon make for a very different and entertaining beer.
after4ever (6919) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at elliott bay pizza. Pours a clear and very dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee nose with some cherry tobacco notes. Creamy medium body with some soft carb. Tobacco, caramel, and toffee mid palate with a lingering brown bread finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, rich mahogany with a nose of nutty chocolate and cocoa dust with notes of light pecan and coffee. Flavor is fudgy chocolate, light pepper with cinammon dusting, and a touch of coffee-flavored caramel toffee. Thick mouthfeel. This is a good beer; a very good beer.
b3shine (7107) - Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to oversized snifter (shared with the wife; thanks daknole). Looks sold; a dull brownish-black with beige lacing. Smells solid; malt and cocoa. Tastes the same with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.
PorterPounder (6520) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof Brewing Company - on tap. Dark brown pour, off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma of licorice and chocolate. Flavor has a nutty profile to it with some chocolate accents and a touch of biscotti-like maltiness. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
Cybercat (4270) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma has a malty core and notes of - each whiff seems different. I get cocoa, cinnamon, nuts, and even hints of chili peppers and caramel. Gets the old salivary glands in action. Pours a barely translucent chocolate brown with a good light tan head that doesn’t stick around too long. Flavor has malty, chocolaty, nutty, sweet syrupy, and earthy tones, plus a sharp chili pepper note. I like hot foods in the right circumstances, but I really don’t care for hot pepper in my beer. However, it is subtle enough that it doesn’t detract much from the rest of the taste. I get a firm undercurrent of hoppy bitterness as well. Texture is smooth, syrupy, and not too tingly, though the pepper provides a little "pins and needles" feeling. Overall, distinctive, delicious, interesting.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown color, aroma of roasted malt, nuts, cinnamon, flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, roasted nuts, pecans, mild chilly spice, dry finish, lingering spice, interesting brew