GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
On tap at 10 East - AndyW68 (1632) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pretty much a let-down. Habanero’s are one of the hottest peppers on the planet, and there was no heat in this beer at all. None. Zero. Zilch. A bitter chocolate/coffee-ish aroma, but VERY light. Flavor carries over the aroma with light chocolate/coffee combo, but it’s just...very blah. Not only did it fail as an Impy Stout, it failed as a beer called a Habanero Stout too.
Dark brown pour. Aroma is fruity sweet. Taste is stout followed by minor hamenero and a little pepper heat. joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On tap at the Livermore Saloon. It pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is cocoa powder, chocolate and toast. I wasn’t getting any pepper. The flavor, however, had a nice mild heat to it with chocolate, bright peppers and a roasted finish. Pretty good stuff. Surprisingly understated. LilBeerDoctor (4217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
On tap at Ei8ht Ball. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet pepper, light heat. Flavor of spicy habanero, roasted malt, bitter chocolate. Slightly chalky texture. Definite heat, mostly upfront, and initially it doesn’t linger around long. But it does start to add up on the palateLots of roastiness. A pretty good chili, heat builds as you drink. lizrox (3) - laurel, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014 does not count
This beer has a little of the habanero flavor but none of the spiciness. It’s smooth and tastes okay.
Chudwick (3393) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Draft (from notes) - these spicy dark beers are quickly becoming my favorite. This one is a great example. A little heat with long finish.