skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Had this once sometime last year...canned. Hint of chocolate on an otherwise sweet roasted nose. Flavors range from burnt coffee to dark chocolate to pepper to hints of spicy hops on the finish. Pretty good stuff. Beaver (1828) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013
12 oz can. Pours inky black with a medium pillowy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
The aroma is subdued - sweet and roasty chocolate malts and grains with some cinnamon.
The flavor is very off - cardboardy, mineral, vegetal malts with some roast and a hint of cinnamon and peppers. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very watery.
Overall, I don’t know if I got a bad sample, but this was subdued and off. I really like the chocolate chili beers, but this didn’t have much to it.
Appearance: pours dark brown with a tan ring around the edges.worldbeertaste (1806) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Aroma: Strong roast, dark chocolate. A little fresh wood and herbal hops.
Taste: Dark roast, black coffee mild herbal hops. Slight tartness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied ,lively carbonation.
Overall: I am sad I didn’t pick up any of the chocolate, chilies and spices. For me, the roasted dark malt conquered my palate. I’m guessing they were subtle when fresh, and I didn’t crack this baby until March.
Black with a tan, lasting, beige lacy head. Smells of roast, chocolate, malt, and liquorish. Medium thin body. Tastes of thin roast, ash and a stonger dark roast chocolate finish, spacecube (1748) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
355ml can, pours black with small off white head. A Belgian stout. Dark chocolate malts balanced with dark dried raisin and blackberries and watery cheap cola. Finish is well balanced and slightly bitter. Pretty good.
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2013
"Belgian Stout" should really be a category here on RB.
12oz can picked up at Bier Thirty in Bown over the weekend... Poured into my HotD goblet.
1/2" dark brown head dies back very quickly leaving little in the way of a head or a cap... the brew is black.
The nose is pretty full.. dark chocolate, light roast malt, some lesser cinnamon and something that I guess is chipotle.. slightly smokey and possibly chili’eque.
Not much in the way of any thing contributed from any Belgian yeast... a bit of clovey phenols, but I could be confusing that for the cinnamon.. Dark malt/chocolate deliver the main palate punch... cinnamon is fighting to stay afloat, the chipotle has an even more difficult time.. the chili only shows a a minor smokiness.
Body is a medium/light with a light carbonation and a light carbonation... sorta silky on the palate...
Despite my above negatives, this is a pretty decent beer... It just needs more of everything in the aroma and flavor to take it to the next level.
jrodooo5 (1704) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2013
An absolutely beautiful dark chocolate pour with a big mocha head that leaves a perfect ring of lacing. The aroma is dark chocolate with the chipotle as a subtle undertone. The taste is dark chocolate with a little bit of a peppery kick in the finish. The flavor is slightly disappointing as I don’t detect any cinnamon but it’s pretty smooth at 7% and surprisingly drinkable! So close to being a phenomenal beer! strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
Can. Dark black, thick. Bitter chocolate and light roasted tones. Fair carbonation. Overall pretty decent. ACHops (1614) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2014
On tap @ Chuck’s CD. Pours inky black, thin brown head, slightly watery. Aroma is dark lightly charred malt, with rich umami and soy sauce notes. Taste is clean, darkly roasted malt with lighter but still rich notes of milk chocolate, cinnamon, soy sauce, toasted chipotles with just a hint of heat on the finish. Very easy drinking. Hard to expect much more flavor than this from a stout... Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Can. Aroma is very strong if milk chocolate, cinnamon, very sweet, a touch of roast . Taste is sweet, a tad bitter finish- kind like drinking chocolate milk. Would make a fantastic beer float. Overall, good.