AshtonMcCobb (6843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2013
355ml can thanks to unstablefable. Pours opaque black with a nice big crema head. The nose has something savoury and smoky but both of these are mellow, Maybe even aged game, hung meat, pastrami or something. The taste is big coffee and dark chocolate and there’s a long creamy mid palate to the end - nuts too. Overall, interesting beer. Braudog (6803) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Can. Nice muddy pour, deep and dark, with a thick tan head of foam. The aroma is also compelling, hinting at some spice and roast. This drinks with a nice character, rich and thick, but not overwhelmingly so. The base is definitely baking chocolate, but the peppers give it a nice little earthy swirl, too. Good stuff. (#5281, 10/8/2013) ben4321 (6665) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Location: Can from State Line, 8/9/13
blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2013
Aroma: The nose is heavy spice and roasted malts, some coffee, chocolate, and a little fruit
Appearance: It pours a murky dark brown color with a small tan head that leaves mild lace
Flavor: The taste is roasty and smokey with lots of spice and some mild sweetness
Palate: The body is medium, it has plus carbonation, and a long tingly/spicy finish
There were something about this one that worked really well for me and other’s that didn’t work quite as well. The spice is almost overpowering, which detracts from the flavor a bit, but overall, it is still a solid brew.
Canned, dark brown with creamy tan foam, aroma is creamy pepper and chocolate, flavor is chocolate , little fresh peppers, some spices, creamy vanilla finish jgb9348 (6433) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a violet glow and i’m guessing, a massive head - but given that the entire can bubbled out and exploded, I’m left with the remnants. Aroma of smoke, tons of roasted malt, a vanilla bomb and a bit of black pepper. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive vanilla and grassy characteristic with a little sour note from yeast, a good dose of chocolate and some light burn at the end and hints of smoke. Aftertaste nice and complex, but showing less malt than I expected. Overall, probably would have been a nice beer - but given the explosion, a little less than stellar. I sampled this twelve ounce can, purchased from Whole Foods in Portland (Peal), Oregon on 12-April-2013 for US$2.99, held in a complete constant temperature (70degF) in dark (didn’t matter, it was in a can) location for the less than 3 months that this lasted, until it exploded the entire top off the can and the bottom puffed out big - crazy, I’ve only seen this happen to bottles. Sampled at home in Washington on 07-July-2013.
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Nose of sweet dark roast ligjt pepper chocolate cinamon and pepper. Black pour tan head. Nice looking. Dark roast char belgian yeast sweetness a little peppery little cinamon. Dry charred sweet yeast finish. Smooth balanced mix of flavors. Good. TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Can. Black pour with a tall, thick mocha colored head. Aroma is peppery spice, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is peppers, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, soft cinnamon and chocolate milk. Body is medium but rather creamy and no real heat from the peppers. Ends with more pepper notes, chocolate cake, chocolate milk, soft cinnamon and roasted malt. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
(12oz can) near black pour, dark tan fine bubbles around the edge. Nose of cinnamon, vanilla, medium rich chocolate, biscotti cookies, cream, very mild chili and cinnamon if you search for them. Fairly complex nose. Taste is a bit ashy, maybe from the chipotle peppers, light cinnamon, vanilla bean, chocolate malt, fairly spicy but well balanced. I think the palate and body itself are a bit thin, other than that, a pretty good stout. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Brown pour with a tan head. The aroma and flavor feature a ton of chocolate, cinnamon and coffee notes, as well as some herbs and other spices. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There is a lot going on in this one. DiarmaidBHK (5649) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Can from state line Liquors.pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Has a bit of peppery spice on the nose. Fairly malty on the tongue. Finishes clean. Not really feeling this one.