thornecb (5878) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes leaving spot lacing to coat surface. Chocolate and vanilla aromas. Sweet cinnamon and chocolate upfront turning to warming bourbon before the lasting vanilla and chile burn. Interesting how the ingredients show themselves at different times... arkurzynski (2415) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Deep brown. Sweet chocolatey roast with faint vanilla, cinnamon and pepper. Flavor is chocolate with light roast and faint cinnamon/vanilla. Lingering mild heat. Dissapointing. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, pepper, spice, cinnamon aromas. Flavors are chocolate, Mexican spice, vanilla, and cinnamon tones. jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2016 Bottle - pours black tan head - nose/taste of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, chilli peppers, bourbon and oak - medium body bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 8, 2016
5 oz from tap into sniffer at Churchkey in DC. Really tasty, but honestly it tastes like a less-well-balanced Prairie Bomb. Vanilla comes strong on the front with some malt and a hint if the cocoa. Finish is lightly spicy then heavy booze then moderate spice. The type of beer I want to drink by the campfire while watching the snow fall around me in December.
jc1762 (1370) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing pitch black with no head.
The nose is exactly like hot cocoa. This is great.
The palate is light bodied and lightly carbonated. Flavors of dry milk chocolate or hot cocoa and a slightly alcohol spice. Not much else. solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Some chili and vanilla. Black pour with ok head and lacing. Light bourbon. Only tastes like a 14% beer, not a 17% beer. Tap at Churchkey. Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2016 Bottle at Churchkey. Black color, beige head. Aroma of spiced cocoa. Taste has chocolate, peppers, black pepper. Tasty. mR_fr0g (11902) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle shared on Level 42 15/08/2016. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a halo of tan head. Aroma is toasted coconut, Warming, alcohol, solvent, raspberry ripple. Flavour is composed of sweet toasted coconut, choc raspberry jam, woody, jammy, Palate is medium full, harsh, Warming, bit harsh. madmitch76 (24360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
16th August 2016
Level 42 Bottleshare. Thanks to Leighton. Almost clear brown beer, thin pale tan head. Soft smooth palate. Soft dark malts, dry. Spice. Fruity bourbon and vanilla. Modest dark chocolate. Mild coffee. Spicy boozy finish. Rich and well integrated but not outstanding.