markwise (4561) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Cajun Cafe Fall Fest 2014. Pours a nice stout brown with a tan head. Nose is big cinnamon and earthy peppers with some vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is assertively cinnamon and pepper with vanilla, oak, some light spirits. Light to medium in body, tasty as hell, and a great beer hands down.
jbruner (2683) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours an inky thick black with nice ring of tan brown head. Aroma is big on the chocolate and barrel with nice touches of vanilla and spice. Taste follows, decadent and thick, amazing finish of spicy chocolate. Great balance, viscous mouth, light carbonation. Holy hell, this is amazing!
mcrowther (37) - ATLANTA, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just the perfect RIS. Complex, creamy, the right amount of spices that complement the base beer. The barrel aging is the perfect finishing touch.
chinchill (2430) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 Brewpub reports "our Cinco de Siberious, Mexican RIS. It’s an infusion of cinnamon, vanilla, 2 types of peppers, cocoa nibs and rye barrel aged."
Too sweet, a bit harsh (ABV + chilies) and a bit boozy but this big beer is otherwise thoroughly enjoyable. It sure seemed like some coconut had been added to the cask from which I sampled. The aroma suggested a world-class chocolate-coconut candy.
O: over the top imperial stout is well worth seeking out.
GTAEgeek (1342) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sample from a cask at ACAT 2014. Pours black, with a small, bubbly, beige head. Assertive notes of coffee, coconut, vanilla, bourbon, and some chili pepper. Very sweet flavor, with a spicy, warming finish that isn’t overbearing, but balances very nicely. Very heavy body, with a creamy, lightly effervescent mouthfeel. This is an outstanding beer. The chipotle treatment is light, and lends a pleasant warmth and flavor, without overwhelming the rest of the beer. I’m very impressed.
daknole (9692) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy hell what a beer. Gives BA Hunahpus a serious run for its money. Wow. Black pour, dense reddish brown head. Tons of dark chocolate, peppers, very light smoke, cinnamon, vanilla, the barrel flavors are integrated seamlessly. I was blown away by this beer.
Sledutah (5414) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
GABF 2013, thanks to daknole for pointing me in the direction of this great beer
Aroma of rich chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla and green peppers. Flavors of roasted malts, vanilla, rich chocolate, cinnamon and mild pepper heat
This was the best beer I had at GABF this year! Had multiple samples of this.
Ratman197 (10436) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of cinnamon, dark chocolate, chipotles and roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of cinnamon, dark chocolate, chipotles and roastiness with a smooth warming lingering chocolate cinnamon finish.
mixmasterob (905) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yowzer this was good. Tried first at the source then this past weekend @ the Square Pub for green chili fest. Oily black pour with no head. Aroma was big time cinnamon and dark roasted malt, slight hint of chili heat, sweet vanilla. Flavors were full of dark cocoa, sweet vanilla, cinnamon and a perfect chili heat in the back of the throat. Mouthfeel was viscous and slick, light carbonation. Really well executed. Tasted next to a Hunahpu’s I may not know the difference...
Westmeister (1890) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 Cask. Pitch black pour with no head and a mocha ring. Taste is big, bold, awesomeness. Char, mild bourbon, vanilla, light cinnamon pop, lingering sweet cocoa with the mild green/hot pepper finish. Watch out Mexican Cake this thick sipper is solid and complex for sure. The peppers and other ingredients meld well for a bombastic flavor. Damn.