sawbuck (343) - 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.
jjgmd (1469) - 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 (1420) - 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 (2010) - 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 (5985) - 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. Iíd 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. Chiliís not evident in older bottle from 2012, but evident in fresh bottle. Decent, but not worth having again.
pdx77 (1392) - 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 (4469) - 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.
boozedude (1868) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared with nate..rancid taste and arome...worst beer Iíve had in a while. .had 2 drinks and dumped it
tmongoose (1341) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft poured a dark brown with off white head. the aroma was of roasted malts and cocoa. medium bodied and full flavored. took me a few sips to figure this one out. cocoa nibs and chilies....you donít really feel the chilies in the mouthfeel but subtly in the belly afterwards nice and warming...do get some spice mix in it as well...possibly cinnamon. kind of shocked by this one. but very pleasantly surprised and this is pretty darn good.
ajnepple (2303) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Time to dust this one off, 22 oz bottled on August 8, 2012. Almost black with a small, thin tan head, fully diminishing. Aroma of hot peppers, cinnamon, chocolate, plenty of spices, light vanilla and light toasted/roasted malts. Similar flavor, spicy, nutty, woody, mildy sweet with light earthy bitterness. Medium body, the alcohol is hidden well. Soft to flat carbonation, still drinking pretty well, though.