lello4ever (987) - ITALY - JUN 30, 2017 GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
OK. So the idea of using ancho chiles in a beer really sounds good because...well, ancho’s are excellent in cooking. Combine that with the though of chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla...sounds like the makings of a beer with potential.
It was ok, not good, not great. It seemed to really lag in delivering a really great beer, and slightly muddled/lost flavors. The aroma has that dry/powdered chocolate Hershey tin aroma, weak notes of coffee/roast, woody in a tree bark kind of way and some alcohol. The flavor beefs up the interest in the beer with a chocolate/vanilla profile. The ancho chile was REALLY, REALLY buried and I found no cinnamon flavors/aromas anywhere in this beer. Finish was on the astringent side. Far from memorable. Barely average.
Si presenta quasi nera con bella schiuma marrone ampia e compatta. Aroma bello di caramello cioccolato e nota alcolica. Splendida bevuta con decisa nota alcolica e al palato cioccolato, nocciola, liquirizia appena, cannella e vaniglia, dark fruits. Buon corpo e carbonazione bassa. BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Post workout beer in Alamogordo that I picked up from Specs in El Paso. Lightly cool because the fridge is less than cold. Pours a dark brown with a foamy, rich, brown head. Aroma is sweet malt, milk chocolate and a hint of spice in the finish. Great flavor that starts with sweet chocolate and vanilla like ice cream and has a touch of lingering spice. Enjoyable. benpickens (511) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Pours inky black with roasting and dark chocolate on the nose; nice long oily finish with bitter dark chocolate edge. phillipshome (1) - - MAY 12, 2017 does not count
Very tasty. Likes the notes of vanilla. Good flavor of coffee and chocolate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bpreo (2836) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Finally a Stout, and Imperial at that... 9% alcohol isn’t bad! Great all around.
Brandon1989 (660) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a nice creamy two finger tan head. The aroma is chocolate, cinnamon, lactose, and some vegetable notes but not spicy in any way however. The flavor is also similar to the aroma. The chocolate is there, so is the cinnamon, medium roasted barley malts, brown bread, very mild pepper flavor. The mouthfeel is medium and the abv is hidden. alex_leit (4030) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 27, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown color, dark brown foam. Pleasant aroma: chocolate, brandy, pepper, caramel, spicy, cinnamon, vanilla. Taste: sweet chocolate, vanilla, a little cinnamon and spices, coffee, a little chili, bourbon. Poobah (439) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2017
Black with a creme brulee head, and a dark chocolate, espresso nose. Smooth, malty, and syrupy mouthfeel with a dry, roasty, espresso, dark chocolate, dark cherry finish. Some alcohol warming. Cajun (534) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle - Pours straight up black, tan creamy head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, hints of coffee and Coke. Flavors of a bakers chocolate pie - with buttery crust, creamy mouth-feel, dark malts, bitter hops, and a delicious vanilla center. Surprisingly good. ehaak26 (518) - - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle from Beers of the World. Pours black with thin head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts.