PhillyBeer2112 (2924) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2018 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark muddy brown with an average (1-2 finger) tan creamy head that had great retention, reducing slightly to a small cap and possessed excellent sheeting of lacing that coated the entire glass.
The aroma was of a burnt chocolate malt, light resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, chili peppers, a hint of smoke and a moderate alcohol presence.
The taste was good and roasty with a nice malty-sweetness and a touch of chocolate throughout, progressing slightly with a mild bitter charred flavor with notes of coffee, a spicy chili bite and a hint of cinnamon ate the end. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a spicy alcohol warming sensation and a nice roastiness left behind.
Mouthfeel was almost full in body with a creamy, oily texture and a somewhat medium carbonation.
Overall this was a brew with a very nice complexity derived from all the flavors converging upon one another, which as it turned out created a really tasty and well balanced Stout with a superb drinkability...
Not bad. I could barely taste any of the spices or chili, but it was at least a decent enough stout with a pronounced chocolate element. Not much roast, mildly bitter/acrid. Semi-sweet. BlackHaddock (7960) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2018
12 oz bottle into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip on 15th Jan 2018 at my Son-in-Laws in California. Very dark body, tanned head that soon turned into a wisp and collar. Chocolate notes in the nose, light coffee esters also. Taste came across as chocolate flavoured with a light spicy note or two, coffee grains in the mix as well. I can just about feel a mini chili hotness, but this isn't a 'thing' in the overall context of the brew. aoiioushi (10) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2018 Thick choclate stout, medium tan head,faint choclate aroma. Taste choclate bitter,little spice on backend, full body, thick on pallate. Must love choclate to enjoy. melush (4970) - SPAIN - JAN 1, 2018
65cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
Black colour with a thin tan head.
Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, spices.
Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, spices.
Medium to full, soft body carbonation. ozzy70 (1338) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Draft at Market Grille. Poured black with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, dark chocolate. Taste was bittersweet, dark chocolate, bourbon, creamy.
MavDunk (140) - - DEC 27, 2017
Pours cola black with scant khaki head. Scent is chocolate and vanilla plus a little booze and cinnamon. Taste is similar with a little spice. Mouthfeel is creamy. Finish is dry dark chocolate. Body is medium. Solid beer. beer_rookie (708) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 22, 2017
Pours a very dark ruby color. So dark it’s very nearly black. Half finger beige head. Poor retention, okay lacing.ads135 (5215) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Aroma is dark roasted malts. Chocolate, chili peppers. Different, but pleasant.
Taste is sweet, lightly spicy. Bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder. Vanilla. No alcohol. Good malts, but I’m not picking up any cinnamon.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied. A little chalky. Tasting peppers in the swallow.
Overall this is good. Could stand some more spice. It’s sweet enough to be a dessert beer, but it’s also an anytime beer. I’d probably buy it again, and I would probably recommend it.
Wow, this was a thick stout. Everything you’d expect from a spicy chocolate stout. Very thick on the tongue, boozy, pepper and chocolate sweetness. Tried at the Waiting Room in Omaha during the Mogwai show in 2017. Not the best concert beer... GregMooreNH (271) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2017
Pours thick and black with small but dense head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla and spice. Taste is chocolate, cinnamon and slight note of vanilla. Finish is smooth chocolate. A really good Mexican stout. thomat (4209) - Gï¿½teborg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2017
Bottle @ Porterfestival 2017.Dark brown with a small tan head. Malty and chocolate tones. Malt, chocolate spices and hops. Full body with a nice bitter / chocolate finish.