Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2013
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, with hints of peppers. Pours a beautiful thick black with a mostly diminishing tan head and no lacing. The taste is much like the nose. Roasted malts, chocolate, and a wonderful slow burn of peppers on the back end. Full body with soft carbonation. Smooth bodied. Overall, a delightful beer. I like the way the peppers creep up on you. They are there but they don't dominate the taste.
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UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Draft pour. Pours black with a dark tan head that dissipates. Smells like roasted malt, grain and espresso. Tastes like it smells, though not much cream influence. Aftertaste has a strong peppery feel that creeps up. The pepper made an otherwise average stout unique. kevinator (2860) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
I know people love this but I’m not sure it works. Interesting cream aroma mixed with smoky peppers. Very dark with no head. This drank like a milk stout with a creamy and syrupy palate. Carbonation was not specifically high. Roasted malts, some sweetness and roasted spice. There was a burn at the back of the throat. Clever but definitely not my favorite by this brewery. Mulletreeve (18) - - MAR 7, 2013
On tap at Draughthouse. Typical espresso color, but the minimal head disappeared in my 15 second conversation with my fellow bar mates. Taste is middle of the pack milk stout, nice but somewhat uneventful... at first. And then the Cascabel peppers kick in, and add a layer of flavor that elevates this beyond middle of the pack. Not much carbonation, somewhat dry and just a tad smoky, but the peppers offer food pairing options that are quite promising. Would likely be great with sour cream / tomatillo / avocado based enchiladas sauces, or a burger with a strong cheese.
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On tap, dark brown color with tan foam, aroma is creamy nuts and roast, flavor has nice roast malt, chocolate, bit of heat and a green chili finish
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Draught. Inky black pour with small quickly fading head. Nose is strong coffee, heavy roast, earth. Flavor is meat, light smoke, strong dirt, strong coffee, with a light not too dominant burn from the peppers. Not overly spicy like some pepper beer. Creamy mouthfeel. medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
Black, beige head.
Roasted malts, chocolate, chilies in the aroma.
Taste: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, subtle peppery spice.
This would be equally amazing on nitro imo. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
On tap. Pours with a deep black hued body with a lasting, deep tan head. Aromas are of strong and dark chocolate, raisins, light heat, earthy, fudge and mild esters. Sipping the beer gives you a mild nasal/back of the throat burn. Flavors are of dry roast, chocolate, bready malt, plums, grainy, and some lactose character. Fuller bodied, lower carbonation. SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2012
On tap. Pours black with rich chocolate head. Aroma of dark roasted grain, dark chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, dark roast, hints of espresso and a nice pepper heat, off-dry. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Overall, solid brew. SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Growler from D&Q. Pours pitch black with a large mocha colored head. Smells sweet, hints of chocolate with a very slight tingle of spiciness. Taste has hints of sweet chocolate at the front end and then moves to a tingling spiciness at the back end. Light-to-medium bodied with a wet, smooth texture and incredibly soft mouth-carbonation, (512) Cascabel Cream Stout finishes with a bit of pepper heat in the back of the throat and a tingle on the lips.