DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Interesting blend of chocolate and chipotle. Wonderful aroma; better than the flavor. Crazy foamy at first. From a can into a pint/stout glass. hockey9930 (321) - - OCT 11, 2013
Pours like syrup. Dark dark brown with a thick brown head. Smells like molasses with some chocolate. Delicious dark roasted chocolate. Has a spiciness similar to Mexican hot chocolate. Fairly thick creamy palate and heavy bodied. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Mahalo Doofgoblin. Thick black pour, dense tan foam. I’m not a fan of peppers in my beer, but this one works well. The spice is instantly evident, but not hot or heavy. Rather, it’s well integrated with the chocolate and smokey flavors that follow. A little sweet toasted malt in the finish. Better than the sum of its parts. AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2013
12 oz can - pours jet black, with medium tan head, mostly diminishing. Aromas of toasted nuts, bit charred, bitter chocolate, coffee, and sour fruit. Thin bodied, taste is cooked nuts, coffee and little bit of lactose. Stout, not imperial or impressive. Bamaboy1975 (248) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Piano key black. Nice tall head, dark latte foam in color and consistency, but it doesn't last. Smells irony (like Guinness), dominated by caramel and chocolate, with the faintest waft of cinnamon. Kinda like the cinnamon brownies I make. Kinda. There's a hint of walnut here that I really dig, and a bit of brown sugar. Nice.
For a beer that lists cinnamon, chipotle, and chocolate as ingredients, this doesn't taste much like cinnamon, chipotle, and chocolate. There's a vague cola-like cinnamon spice note, even vaguer smokiness, and somehow less chocolate than an ordinary stout. Mostly this tastes like liquorice – molasses, dates, cola, anise – which is no bad thing, not at all. But it doesn't do, as they say, what it says on the tin. The texture is a bit thin and bubbly as well, and that, combined with the oddly spiced flavor, makes me feel like this is less a great stout and more like a good (but weird) whisky and cola.
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brewballs (215) - USA - JUL 25, 2013
I haven’t heard good things about this brand of beer, so I was a bit apprehensive to try one. I have always heard their brews were mediocre and at best flavorless. Having said that I had to try this one. It’s strange because it does and it doesn’t taste like a stout. It has a super smooth head. Dark and chocolaty but sweet at the same time. Spicey notes with undetectable chili fire. It’s like the chili supports the sweetness of the chocolate to give it a smoother wash down. It’s an interesting take on a stout, more different than say an interpretation by Stone. I say try it. I always tend to save my stout consumption for the Fall or Winter, but this is a nice and refreshing Summer Interlude. adamah (214) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Chocolate and cinnamon aromas are present. Dark black color with minimal tan foam. The taste is sweet up front which gives way to mild bitterness and has some very light lingering spice to it. The body is a little thin but slick on the palate bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
black with a thin mocha head, poor retention and no lacing. chocolate, earthy vegetables, toast, ...seaweed? i get hints of something that reminds me of the sea. medium bitter, light sweet, umami. medium body, thin feel, fine and tingly carb. very little presence. it makes me think of a stout that somebody watered down. mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - APR 15, 2013
A fine seasonable beer, one that competes well with their Coconut Porter. Normally I am not a fan of adding all manner of extra nonsense to beer, but I may have to give up this fight. A Maui beer brewed in the Belgian style with a Mayan twist.; just about as convoluted as ever, but tasty.