JStax (6505) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle pour into a snifter. Pours a thick, viscous black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has smoke, peppers, caramel, coffee, ash. Taste is smoky and sweet. Thicker mouthfeel with low to moderate carbonation. wchesser (2076) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from errl forever ago! Thanks, Chris! Dark black, not super viscous but up there. Nose is terrific coffee, dark and burnt malt, light sweet vanilla. Flavor follows nose, smooth coffee, lightly sweet vanilla and dark chocolate, with chipotle just lending a bit of heat without much chipotle flavor. Rich, but not decadent. Smoother than the regular Rodeo, presumably from the better coffee. Good stuff. Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, hot spice and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted dark chocolate and spice malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and spice finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer. alexsdad06 (10431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a dark cola brown color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, great coffee notes, chocolate, chipotle peppers, mild smokey character, everything I get is good, my only knock on this is the lack of carbonation, nothing really pops, more carbonation makes this a 4 for sure. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
750ml bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Bottle is labeled 10.01%. Very dark brown color. Very small ring of light brown bubbly head. Couple dots of lace. Awesome coffee in the nose. Questionable production methods or not, Kopi Luwak does magic for my nose. In the flavor, great kopi luwak coffee, and a nice light bit of chipotle pepper at the back end. Good light smokiness is evident throughout the whole thing. Well-blended with the rest of the aroma. Good roast malt, and dark chocolate. Hint of dark fruit. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, chewy, lighter carbonation. Very light carbonation. Seems to be an issue with my fellow raters. Doesn’t bother me too much, though. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light alcohol warmth, light sweet. Tasty, interesting, impressive stuff.
b3shine (8875) - Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2014
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks solid; a little under carbonated though. A slightly translucent dark cola with bubbly tan lacing. Smells good; dark malt and coffee with a touch of chipotle. Tastes like it smells,but not as rich or balanced. Solid on the palate. Good, not great; a bit more carbonation would definitely help this beer out. GRM (4051) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Brown bottle; eye: black, opaque, tiny sheet of beige head, slight lacing; nose: roasted barley, light smoke, light scotch, light peat, light hot pepper, light chocolate; mouth: roasted barley, light smoke, light scotch, light peat, light hot pepper, light chocolate, light cocoa, chocolate, finale in roasted barley with presence of hot pepper, full body, average carbonation, hot texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 10,1 %; œil : noire, opaque, petite couverture de mousse beige, très légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, léger fumé, léger scotch, léger tourbe, léger piment, léger chocolat; bouche : orge torréfiée, léger fumé, léger scotch, léger tourbe, léger piment, léger chocolat, léger cacao, chocolat, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de piment, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, texture piquante; en résumé : bien Leveejr (109) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours oily black color. Barely any carbonation but had a small khaki head. Aroma of chilis, bitter coffee , smoked malt, and chocolate. Taste is similar with slight heat and dryness on the end. Overall quite thin due to lack of carbonation. Tastes pretty good though
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Pours a very black oil like color with the same viscosity. Coffee, chocolate, and more coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a hint of heat from the chipotle peppers. The peppers really don’t play a whole lot in the flavor which is nice, just gives it an interesting finish. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2014
75cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, with coffee and chili peppers, from Mikkeller Webshop, complex Stout, roasted/malty and slightly smoked/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!