Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2010
What the fuck is wrong with all of you??? Interesting: yes. Good: not at all. Pour is dark chocolate black with a nice dense and tight bubbled milk chocolate colored head...smell is smokey, peppery, cocoa, feet, dirt...taste is just a flavor trainwreck...chocolate and peppers might almost always go well together, but not this time...chocolate, wood, smoke, spice, black pepper, white pepper...finish is lingeringly herbal and bitter...blech.... 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 Bottle. Sweet! Had to take a break from the yeast series... no way I was going to make it through all 5 in one sitting. Pours an oily creamy super dark brown, somewhat near black with a tall foamy light mocha sticky head. Aroma of sweet chipotle peppers, odd smokiness, beef jerky, red pepper like aroma, bit of roast, really interesting. Flavor of creamy chocolate, maybe some oats, light smokiness, finishing of chipotle with a light sharp sweetness, medium heat, more so towards the finish, interesting yeast character, very light plastic, the chipotle and chocolate are pretty awesome, off-dry, dry coffee, wood and cream. I love the heat! Medium/full bodied, creamy but not heavy, great amount of fluffy but soft sizzling carbonation. A very nice beer and quite unique. Okay, I know this beer isn’t perfect, or near that, but there needs to be more beers like this... Tyranena has a similar one that I drank by the case. This stuff has some nice heat, coffee and chocolate... loving it. Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle thanks to dallas brew scene..Pour is very dark with tan head..Nose is chipotle,spice, chocolate,spice..Taste is spice,chocolate,heat,earth,..palate is light heat TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
Pours almost black, with a brown head.
Roasted, peppery aromas, chocolate, chili, bell peppers.
Dry, full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Roasted, spicy taste, hot but balanced chili notes, chocolate, cocoa, licorice. (2011-10-08) vinivini (2416) - Gomel, BELARUS - NOV 3, 2015
Brown to black, nice off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast, a bit chili, earth. Medium to full body. Bittersweet well balanced taste. Not too much pepper. Good
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
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bottle from market street. poured jet black with a copper head. aroma was chocolate, burnt malt, and a zesty spicy kick. flavor was caramel, chili pepper, iodine, and dark roast. body was medium with medium carbonation and finished with a burn in the throat. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
On tap @ Toronado: Poured a jet dark black liquid into a snifter with a perfect layer of tiny head. The aroma is rich and succulent with bold scents of roasted malts while a soft touch of chipotle or some other kind of spicy chili pepper. The flavor is amazing with a bold taste of smoked chili pepper and or dried ancho or poblano peppers. Such a complex yet harmonic balance in this beer that it won me over thus earnings high scores across the board. VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAY 10, 2012
Can’t decide which is better - this or the barrel aged version. I’m flip flopping and even flop flipping. Black with a large brown cap that leaves lots of sticky stuff. Choco, hot pepper veggie smell, roast, perio disease, mellow roast but lots of it, maybe honey, green peppercorns - not bad. The taste is ok but the green pepper veggie thing dont work for me. Choco, earth, leather, heavy roast that is sucked from my unbrushed teeth, maybe cherry. Finishes dry and hot, thick mouth feel on occasion. Meh. Pretty balanced though. Doesn’t hold a candle to the PipeWorks Ancho chili thing they brought on the 2010 RBSG bus to ypsilanti. wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts spicy coffee dark fruits flavor roasted malts spicy coffee dark fruits some caramel and a bitter hop finish with a pepper after burner NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Nästan helt svart öl med ett lättare brunt skum. Doft av rostad malt noter av kaffe och mörk choklad. Detta återkommer i smaken med viss aksa. I eftersmaken så dyker det upp balanserad chili-hetta. Jag har ofta svårt för öl där chilin tar överhanden. Här samarbetar den med övriga smaker.