maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. And wow. Pours a near black with a moderate light tan head. The nose is nothing I would have ever expected from a beer. Youíre first hit with some rich chocolate notes that donít imply sweetness. There is some subtle spices that are under the chocolate, but the chocolate dominates (Iím having trouble not continually smelling this beer). Chocolate is quite muted in the taste. Taste actually does bring out a slight bit of heat from the chilies and some nuttiness. Very complex and surprisingly light.
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Perfumy vegetable and toffee malt aroma with a hint of pepper. Dark brown with small head. Chocolate, pecan malt flavor. Light pepper burn in the finish. Okay - flavors pretty subdued though.
Suttree (5042) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, nice sturdy tan head. Smells chocolatey and nutty, kinda like fudge. Taste is also chocolatey, with a surprising amount of pecan flavor. Cinnamon and pepper is in the background. Pretty tasty.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle shared. As one in our group pointed out, the Brothers Widmer mustíve been high when they conceived this one. It has a snackshopís worth of ingredients. It works out really well, though. The aroma is pretty much all milky chocolate and maybe a touch of hot, spicy chile pepper. The appearance is pretty close to black, with a brown head. As noted, each of the components in the brewerís description were retained in the flavor profile of the final product. We could all pick up on the pecans, spice, cinnamon, chillies, and of course the largest player ends up being the chocolate. Palate was medium bodied, not too big despite all those heavy ingredients and the malty taste. Smooth, low carbonation. The higher-than-average abv is undetectable. Overall itís a real crowd pleaser and very approachable as a dessert beverage for people who may not normally like beer.
keanex (1392) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled August 8, 2012.
Appearance: The body is a clear and deep mahogany with garnet hues, only a thin tan head appears on the pour, it quickly settles into a ring.
Aroma: The first thing to come to mind is sweet cocoa, but a sweet malty and nutty aroma backs it up. Chilies are noticed, but very subdued and the aroma is a bit weak on the whole.
Taste: Sweet malts and cocoa are blended together on the intro, the cocoa becomes stronger with slight powder flavors and hints of roasted flavors become prominent by the mid-taste while introducing nutty flavors with slight cinnamon. The finish hints at chilies, but only slightly and lingering is a slight cocoa flavor and slight heat from the chilies.
Palate: Thick and slightly syrupy, some sharp carbonation by the finish.
Overall: This is a pretty impressive beer, I really have no faults with it. I donít love this, but itís certainly worth trying out. The flavors blend into each other nicely, well done.
Mora2000 (5549) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at thirdeye11ís birthday party. Always happy to try new mole beers. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and brown sugar notes. The flavor is similar, with the addition of some light spice from the peppers. Nice, but wish it had a little more spice.
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft! A dark brown with a light head. Aroma had hints of chiliís. Was worth the try.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with nice tan lacing. Dark chocolate aroma with cinnamon notes. Palate has a nice cocoa feel with cinnamon notes and not overly spicy. Great cool weather beer.
BLuke01 (32) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with minimal tan head. Smells of wet pecan shells with lingering chili notes. Tastes of predominantly pecans and cocoa, chili did not come through how I expected other than I slight warmness that dances on the back of the throat. Overall decent but nothing to rave about
Swoop (4) - - JAN 27, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing beer that has given me something different each time Iíve had it. Love the flavor from the toasted pecans and heat from the green chillis. A must have...