Dogbrick (14331) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Dark amber pour with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and dark fruits. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, peppers and figs. The finish is malty up front with a mild peppery aftertaste. Slightly above average overall. GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Dark amber pour with a brown head that totally went away. Aroma is malt and a hint of spice. Taste is malty, a little smoke and spice. OK flavor. The pepper is detectable as the beer warms. An ok beer. Bluehentom (6) - - APR 26, 2014 does not count
Great color, a aftertaste of slightly spicy ness. Aroma was tame. Overall it was above average , but not one of my best.
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From the tap poured a dark amber color with a small amount of head. Strong malty flavor with a lingering finish. PorterPounder (8364) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a lazy dark brown, little to no head. Aroma has some interesting earthy notes with some peppers and topsoil. Flavor is earthy as well with some bittersweet baker’s chocolate, some peppery accents, a touch of day old black coffee. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it. Not half bad.
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours a very dark brown color with a modest, quick fading, light tan head. Aroma has a sweet molasses and malty nose, light toasted notes with a touch of chocolate. Flavor starts off with a very sweet molasses kick followed up by a nice sweet/toasted malt combo and finishes with a light peppery touch. Body is low in carbonation, smooth with a light sugary feeling and light heat from the pepper. Overall not a bad brew. The pepper doesn’t dominate the flavor and add just a touch of heat which works very nicely with this brew. yespr (48954) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2015
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty. Caramelish. Sweet, breadish and light metallic. Toasted and caramelish finish. RickTheRick (949) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Brune foncée aux reflets acajou, une mousse quasi inexistante se pose sur la bière. Des arômes épicés tels que la cannelle et la muscade s’agencent à des odeurs de malt rôti. Plus sucrée qu’épicée en bouche, le piment se pointe discrètement en finale pour ajouter une chaleur agréable. C’est spécial, mais je ne fus pas impressionné outre-mesure. bunget (1042) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Sampler at Mondial de la Biere in Montreal. Cloudy brown body, small white head. Aroma of roasted malt, prunes, chocolate, light smokiness. Taste of brown sugar, prunes, chocolate, burned caramel. Where’s the heat? youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Single bottle from mix pack. Pours a hazy reddish-brown, very thin, soapy head. Aroma of chocolate, yeast, a little vanilla extract. Flavor is very sweet up front, but backs off to something a little more balanced. Pepper component is there in taste, but doesn’t add any spice. Approach it like a brown ale and you’ll probably enjoy it.