DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, from Party Source. Shared with caterwaul and co. Bottled 8/8/12. Moderately hazy brown / red color. Thin light brown / tan head. Couple bits of lace. Really interesting aroma... Definitely some mild chile peppers, you get the toasted pecan (a marzipan-like flavor), some good chocolate. Some light roast. Bigger body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Lightly thin... Appropriate for a porter. Some caramel candy, and definite nuttiness.. Moderate bitter taste, big sweet too, not cloying, though. Light, lightly spicy bite to it, but it’s nice. Kind of a poblano pepper bite. Interesting, spicy stout porter. Not too sweet, not too much alcohol taste from the 9.3% ABV. Pretty well done and enjoyable spiced stout. Creative.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Dark brown
Aroma: Dark malts, maybe some spice
Taste: Fairly bland, with a subtle bitterness
Palate: Average carbonation, a bit flat even
Overall: Unable to discern any independent nut or spice characteristics. Ends up being a not so pleasant mash-up.
llcooldave (1164) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a touch of ruby. Grassy aroma, some pepper & roasted malt. Very tight coffee flavor with some nuttiness. Tasty! very good for sipping overall...
doublebock (527) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark brown with thin white head
Aroma: Malty with caramel and dark chocolate
Taste: Rich and malty like a double bock. The body is a bit flat. Nice cinnamon spice on the finish.
Overall: The cocoa nibs are definitely pronounced and add a malty flavor. A great combination profile on paper but I’m not picking up any of the pecans or green chilis. . I understand they didn’t want to overdo it on those two but it they could have kicked it up a notch.
Damico (2896) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours murky amber with almost no head. Aroma is sweet malts, herby for sure. Flavor has very light faded chiles behind an over malty profile. Unfortunately the chocolate didn’t seem to blend well with the base style.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 or 600 ml bottle shared with czar, thanks mate. Pours a dark, yet clear-looking ruby reddish dark brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is malt, hazelnut, coconut, chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, coconut, hazelnut, malt, cereals, cinnamon. Finish is hot pepper (burns in throat), chocolate. Sticks to the palate. Lingering peppers and chocolate. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Excellent ale, very complex and flavorful. Unique.
czar (5699) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear dark brown, red tint, with a low light beige head, little retention. hazelnuts and pecans, toasted ones, some caramel and tobacco, very nutty, chiles, shy chocolate notes - more in the malt bill, roasted vegetables. very hint of acidity. hint of sweetness. soft carbonation, light body - almost feels watery, lightly boozy, earthy and peppery-chili finish. good dosage of spice/nuts and all. it is a relatively complex brew but mainly due to its components - malt bill is rather poor but still somewhat supportive. o-k.
Mrnoluv (215) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rasin, pecan, very nutty of course, you can taste the spices. very dark but you can see a hit of light through the glass. You can taste the coca, very complex beer, maybe too complex.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at esbls tasting. Dark red brown with minimal head. This is spiced and malty. Chocolate is tasted in the backgroung and peppers along side it.
jkwood04 (4771) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some spices, peppers, and light bitterness. Flavor about the same. Average to smooth texture. An interesting beer that is better than a lot of spiced/pepper beers.