jmgreenuk (9319) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. A quite amazing black pour. It looked like crude oil with a thin glass hugging round head. The aroma is spicy but surprisingly weak. The flavour is ultra rich, bitter and spicy with some medicinal notes on the palate. This won't be to everyone's taste. Some will love it and others won't. For the record, it's a highly unusual ale and I loved it. deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 22, 2012
66.cl bottle shared. Thanks kermis.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate. Awesome beer .
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Nice chocolate roast with a spicy pepper like scent. Has a big hop roast flavor, spicy kick that crawls up and has a decent burn. I would have to be in the mood for spice, or try this with a bit of age on it. crossovert (12666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Viscous midnight black pour. Huge head (and delicous as hi had to slurp it before it foamed over). Sexiest looking brew out there. Smell isnt as good as the rest. It is more cinammon and vanilla cocoa but still good. Flavor starts astringent and bitter, has some dark fruit, not too much sweetness, slight pepper, bitter cocoa up the ass. Vanilla enters as it warms. Thick mouthfeel. My fav stout. KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle @ home....vintage 2012 trade form pandableh...It pours jet black with a large creamy long lasting tan head.....The aroma is hard roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice, vanilla and dark fruits.... The flavor is hard roasted malt, coffee, pepper, chocolate and strong licorice.....very nice mouthfeel ... it has a light chili flavor finish.....Thanks Dan....
Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Shared while brewing a beer inspired by this one. Very rich and chocolaty, cinnamon, toasty. The peppers have a slight sour note, they are very mild. A nice beer with unraveling complexity. Thanks Jason. Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On reconnait la droiture du Général Zukhov derrière ce mélange spectaculaire. La cannelle est bien enrobée de chocolat et de vanille. Les notes pimentés s’installent au fur et à mesure et deviennent une partie importante de la finale. Ça me rappelle la crème glacée choco mayan, vraiment excellente même si je préfère Zukhov. kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
2012 bottle poured in a snifter, thanks to Steve. Whenever you get and share a bottle like this, its an experiance treasured. Other reviewers will nail the taste down, but I will note the chilies held up nicely for a 5 month old bottle. Amazing beer that I hope to enjoy again soon. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
I shared this guy at the Pre-DLD tasting. 750 ml bottle served, 2012 vintage in a Deschutes tulip. Had this side by side with the 2011 and Bourbon barrel aged versions. Huge thanks to Eric (Holland) for hitting this long time want.
A: Pours a jet black body with dark khaki head forming on the pour. This stuff is viscous. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass.
S: Roasted malts, some sweet chocolate and a nice subtle spice are present in the nose. The nose is a tad boring considering what there is in this beer.
T: The taste is much better. Nice spiciness from the chilies and there is a touch of some cinnamon. Dark chocolate, some figgy fruit notes and some roasted malts round it out.
M: Chewy and thick. The carbonation is on the lower end there is a residual heat from the chilies.
O: A very solid beer. The 2011 vintage definitely lost some of the luster and complexity that the 2012 had. This is a stout that must be drank fresh if you want to retain any of those flavors from the spices and the chilies.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-29-2012 Jmorris45 (13) - - OCT 17, 2012
2010 and 2011 Hunahpu's vertical tasting. Both poured black with some head. Chillies and chocolate on the nose. 2010 had a lovely milk chocolate flavor with warming chili notes. 2011 had much more of a dark chocolate flavor with the same chili flavor as the 2010.
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