sawbuck (379) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice appearance of ebony with reddish hues...nice creamy head. Aromas of spices, chocolate. BIG flavor up front. Velvety sweetness, molasses, brown sugar, and roasted malt. As it finishes, spices evolve and finish nicely with sweetness and coffee notes. Outstanding...would pair nicely with a sweet dessert.
snoworsummer (2737) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours opaque tawny brown with a very thin fizzy head. Tastes like like burnt toast, cocoa nibs, vegetable, light spice, cinnamon, roasted malt, and light alcohol. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like cocoa, alcohol, burnt toast, spice, vegetable, roasted malt, and light alcohol.
sonnycheeba (3976) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark, cola brown with a trace of beige head. Aroma is chocolate cake, spice, lightly roasted malts, light woodiness, and faint dark fruit notes. Flavor is rich, chocolate flavor with subtle green chili notes along with other spices, and a dry, woody finish. Medium/full body and light carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (10643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Widmer brewpub, PDX, 08/11/14.
Black with a decent tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is light roast, chocolate, spice, cocoa rinds, toffee.
Taste comprises earthy tones, roast malt, light chilli scrub, chocolate, green pepper, dark malt, molasses.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a little warming booze.
Decent well balanced Imperial stout/porter - chilli effect is restrained.
NO - hit the panic button and make this a Spice Herb Veg, it’s got to be, a Spice or a Herb or a Veg has been mentioned in the description. No - as you were this is an imperial stout/porter with a subtle chilli touch.
jjgmd (1590) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z, pours a deep mahogany brown pour with no poor. Nose is chocolate, cinnamon and peppery. Taste is full of chocolate and punctuated by spicy peppery nutty notes. Beer is heavy but smooth and velvety. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a sweet ending. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1522) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown with an aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, and spices. Taste is sweet as well, lots of chocolate, cinnamon, spices, vanilla and heat from the chilies into the long finish. Delicious brew
MadRobin (2182) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for a bit over 2 years.
Near black with a slight ruby tinge, a thin tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of plums, dark fruit, pecans, chocolate, raspberries, caramel and licorice.
Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, chipotle peppers, raspberries, chocolate, licorice and caramel.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonization.
A very complex and delicious beer that clearly appreciated the aging. The chilies add interest without overwhelming.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (6289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"A nice brown/porter looking brew that is just a tiny bit behind the really awesome spiced stouts if you will (ie-chocolate sombrero). Pecans are at once a nice touch and a deterrent, causing the flavor to be a touch too sweet. Chili and cinnamon and chocolate really comes out as the beer warms. I’d get far more often if not so expensive."
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany pour with a fading tan head. Chocolate and sugary aroma. Nutty flavor with a nice smooth flavor. Chili’s not evident in older bottle from 2012, but evident in fresh bottle. Decent, but not worth having again.
pdx77 (1461) - Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught during the 4th Annual Fire & Brimstone Festival at Hop & Vine. Deep brownish-hued black. Aroma is molasses, pecan, cinnamon, and sticky sweet caramel. Taste is similar, but it has a touch of chili heat. Sticky sweet finish.
thornecb (4641) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogany into a snifter. Tan head with little retention recedes to nothing. Pecan and cocoa aromas. Thick with dark caramel. Thin with dark caramel, pecan and cocoa upfront turning to a warming chili finish.