italianjohn (3226) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Black pour with a thin ring of tan head and no lacing .... aroma of cinnamon, cocoa, oak, vanilla, bourbon and roasted malts ..... taste is of cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate, some heat from pepper, oak, roasted, bourbon and some oak .... finish is spicy with cinnamon, some peppery heat and roasted chocolatey malts .... some sugary cocoa .... solid brew and sessionable .... bitter and spicy mansquito (6797) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2017
At the source: pours black with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, malts, mole... you name it. Taste is fairly sweet. Mole is there but not in the extreme. Medium to thick body. Lingering aftertaste. Quite good. Leighton (22051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Keg at One Mile House - NYC. Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Smooth chocolate aroma, with secondary roasted malts. Medium to big sweet flavour, with more silky chocolate character, low bitterness, toffee, mousse. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Smooth and reasonably well balanced to finish, with more chocolate mousse, dried berries. Quite exceptional. Incredibly drinkable given the strength. JBPortland (1557) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2017
500ml bottle pours dark brown black with thin head. Nose and taste have bitter duy baker chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, light baking spice, not much heat spice at all, light sweet finish with some milk chocolate notes and dark malt grain. Solid, spice additions are well blended but subtle. j12601 (13032) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper tinged cola brown with a large tan head. Soft chocolate and cocoa on the nose, a bit of cinnamon and spice. Medium bodied, warm and full of chocolate, cinnamon, a hint of vanilla. Long slow spice and a hint of spice heat plus booze heat. Warming finish, chocolate, cocoa, long roast. Chocolate, lingering warmth and cinnamon. Lovely stuff.
sjohnny (663) - - JUN 1, 2017
A little coffee. A little soy sauce. Something really sweet. Dark chocolate. Vanilla. Pours very dark brown almost black with a slight ruby hue. No head to speak of. Chocolatey. Hint of cinnamon. Feels effervescent on the tongue. Slight bitterness. A little bit of boozy warming in the throat. Really nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jredmond (8517) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle from Clinton Gourmet; shared with Paul. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lace. Nose is strong spicy chocolate, bourbon and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of chocolate syrup, light brownie, bourbon, mole spice character, dessert foods, sugar and syrup. puboflyons (3467) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2017
From the .5 liter bottle dated 03/08/2017. The pour is a deep dark brown with a boisterous head that fades to nothing in under a minute. Opaque. An array of aromas include chocolate, vanilla, sweet malts, cinnamon, alcohol, and a muted chili pepper hotness. The body is very smooth and well above medium. The taste has a nice chocolate sweetness, a boozy bite, and a spicy chili pepper completion. No big hop profile but it can definitely report that it is sweet and spicy. Bebum (1060) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Opaque, black. Full body, medium but dense flavor, lean, very hot mouthfeel, low carbonation, average length. Syrupy, hint of bitterness, well balanced. Fruity, peppery, malty, dates, prunes, alcoholic, earthy. Characterful, very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone johnnnniee (4405) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle from Colonial
Inky black with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates. Chocolate, cinnamon, light vanilla and oak on the nose with hints of earth and fruit. Chocolate covered dark pitted fruit dusted in cinnamon and drenched in light vanilla and sweet bourbon. Not much in the way of heat or peppery flavor. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, light carbonation thick body. I would have liked a bit more pepper presence, but this is a damn tasty beverage just the same.