Palidor19 (2871) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It's very malty with a bit of nuttiness. Has a tea like flavor with a soft palate and it packs a punch.
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Brouwerij (843) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark ruby-brown with a quarter finger of head that settles very quickly. No lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, hints of coffee, hay. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee up front, fading into cocoa tones and slight . Finishes with coffee, caramel, malty, nutty and mild soy sauce and alcohol tones. Slight bitterness that lingers and a slight pepper heat that builds after many sips. Soft to moderate carbonation and medium-heavy body. A strong, rich, malty brew but the pepper flavor doesn’t come through nearly as much as I’d have liked. The soy sauce and malt tones really come out as it warms making it a tough one to finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: October 22, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Decatur
Appearance: opaque dark brown, wispy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, sweet fruity esters
Flavor: rich roasted flavorm bitter dark chocolate, sweet fruity esters, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
artmcd8 (1216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Common Market. From the sounds of it, SXNW showed promise. I love chili stouts. Pours a dark dark brown with a full tan head. The aroma is mostly of a malt bomb IPA, fresh baked bead aroma. No chocolate, no spices, no chilies. Gets better as it warms but not the improvement I would hope. At 9.3% this hasn't held up over the past year.
bleeng (1472) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Light slightly malty chocolate nose.Taste is a bit sweet/sugary to start, with a spiciness and hotness that comes toward the end. Alcohol kick is noticeable. A bit viscous and sticky. A myriad of styles but not married to any one style. Interesting.
stevencon (381) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap a proof. Dark brown pour with big creamy off white head that stays. Nutty malt aroma. Nutty brown ale with a chile taste that lingers. Flavor is good but kind of straight forward and not complex. As it warms lots of chocolate comes to the palate.
Ratman197 (8836) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of green chilies, cocoa, cinnamon and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, green chilies and cinnamon with a crisp dry lingering green chilie finish.
czar (3660) - 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.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet and chocolaty with toasted malt, peppers, and nuts. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a sight bit of heat. The palate is smooth. Overall not great but very decent.
kidmartinek (3208) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Minerally earthen aroma. Dark brown small ring head. A little sweet and a nice bite from the chilis. Its a little sweet. But the bite from :he chili’s makes it quite nice.