DruncanVeasey (8485) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
Here we go then- first beer from the ’12 Stouts of Christmas’ selection box. Lasted all of 30mins in the fridge before I cracked it. Pours oily black with a nicotined swell of foam. Good burnt milk, smoked haddock poached in spiced milk aroma with a jerky, peppery meatiness about it. Well-pitched spiciness on the palate that neither overwhelms or shies away from warming the lips and tongue; fine underpinning chocolate, burnt wood and and grilled Med veg notes; more of that peppery, smoky burnt haddock milk scraped off the bottom of the wok. Spicy as raw ginger, maybe slightly hotter. Can’t fail to love this if you love beer, love chilli and love smoked stuff. Right up my alley. Stuu666 (15301) - 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. Beersiveknown (5309) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 13, 2012
Dark brown with pink tinged brown head with red flecks, could that be remaining chili? Rich chocolate enrobed black cherry, smoke, sweet tomato. Initial tongue tingling gives way to milk chocolate followed by a fruity chili hit which warms the tongue and throat on the swallow and a dry ashen roast barley finish with a fiery tingle. This could cope with a higher ABV and would be a great food beer. Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
12 stouts of Christmas 2012 tasting with Craig and Ben. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent, light tan head. Aroma of smoked chipotles, chocolate, caramel and Weetabix. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a creamy mouth-feel. Nice chilli linger without being overpowering. BenH (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle, thanks Craig. Black with tan head. Smokey chipotle pepper aroma, slightly fruity and roasty. Similar taste. Nice body with a dry finish then a chilli kick in the thought. Nice
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
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 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