fonefan (48785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.
Clear dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, roasted, sweet chili fruit, earthy notes. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet chili, light chili burn. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bottled (from Ales By Mail). Quite much black colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown foamy head, that leaves nice lace. Aroma is mild spices, some slight cooked vegetables, roasted malts along with some nuttyness. Flavour is smoked malts, mild spicyness along with some ripe fruits and mild toasted notes. A slight burn in the aftertaste, so quite a nicely balanced spiced beer. A bit thin and "empty" compared with the other 12 stouts of xmas from 2012. Still nice balance with the chili, as it’s not overly done as many of them chili beers are. madmitch76 (24475) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
14th April 2013cgarvieuk (24236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is slightly soft and dry. Dry dark malt, mild smoke and subtle dark chocolate. Medium chilli bite. Finishes dry with chilli still sizzling well in to the aftertaste. Okay.
Bottle at home ... 2012 12 Stouts of Christmas ... dark black ... thinest lacing ... soft roast ... dark chocolate ... light chilli nose ... nice mellow chocolate roast ... dark roast ... soft malts ... ligth chilli Leighton (21089) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - yet another rarity from Jack. Pours dark brown with a fine, creamy beige head. Dark malts and hints of green pepper in the nose. Light sweet flavor, some dark chocolate, light salted pork, some peppery heat. Light dark malts, some moderate heat in the throat, subtle dark chocolate, low bitterness. The heat is restrained enough so that the beer remains quite drinkable. Interesting, decent.
Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle at home (from Bristol Online) 26/12/12.
Pours a very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that soon escapes to the edge and leaves a film in the centre.
Nose is light roast malt, touch of cardboard, dark fruit, touch of toffee, green pepper, hint of chilli and spice.
Taste comprises dark lightly roasted malts, chilli, spice, dark fruit backbone, touch of dark chocolate.
A little thin and watery on the palate with a touch of fizzy carbonation.
Whilst it pulls off the chilli flavour well and isn’t OTT in the burn, I felt a bit short changed on this one namely as it was too watery and also lacked depth. FatPhil (15967) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013Scopey (14519) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
500ml bottle ([email protected]
Very nice rich roast aroma. Full palate. Only a gentle burn, the chili’s in good balance with the malts. Classic BBF stout, and the additions fit in well this time.
500ml bottle - shared by VastActiv - thanks! (7:4+:6+:4:14=3.5++)
More dull than before. Nice coffee aroma. Way more phenolic than the blackcurrant, but not exactly smoky. More coffee than choc in the aroma. Pretty OK stout, but no wow. Chilli is nice and subtle in the late finish.
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting. It pours near black with a medium off-white head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, faint spice, caramel and red pepper. The taste is roasted malt, light chilli heat, smoke, spice, vegetal and earth with some heat in the finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Interesting, but I would have preferred a bigger body to carry the spice. Ok. Stuu666 (13123) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Hint of chili on the nose. Smooth, dry chocolate taste with the chili kicking in, lingering burn. mR_fr0g (11914) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at home as partr of the 12 stouts of christmas 2012. dark caramel ruby red in colour light tan head that fades to a thin whisper. Smoky roast aroma. A little soy and cayene pepper. Flavour is gentle roast malt forward. Also notes of liquorice and choc and veg. Finish has a firm and clearly present heat in the back of the throat. Carbonation is lively and chalky. A little thin on the body. Overall it is interesting but the chilli is the only thing it has going on. Next time more body and less vegetative flavours.