BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Poured from bomber into snifter. Pours a dark brown you can just barely see through with an almost white head; head dissipates but never goes away. Aroma is like Mexican hot chocolate - cocoa with sweet/spicy pepper notes. Taste - cocoa, slight spice that lingers throughout the finish, just enough to encourage another drink. Really tasty! juiceisloose (1603) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a reddish hue and topped by a small layer of beige colored foam that settles slowly to a thin film and leaving patches of lace around the glass. The aroma shows notes of cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chili pepper spices with an underlying tone of earthy roast, and toasted caramel and toffee sweetness. The peppers are quite prevalent in the nose, but come across more as spice as opposed to whole peppers. The flavor follows with the dark cocoa and toasted caramel and toffee malts showing a nice sweetness up front and then washed away by the cinnamon, and chili pepper spices. The peppers add a good amount of spice and a touch of heat through out, while notes of vanilla act to balance things out. Medium bodied and fairly smooth with moderate carbonation that leads to a lingering spicy pepper finish with a touch of heat. This is a solid and well made spiced Porter. Tasty stuff. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. One finger of frothy tan head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Oh yeah, the peppers are in this. Big peppery vegetal nose that works so well. Layers of cocoa powder and milk chocolate. Caramel and roastiness underneath. Just as advertised.
4.0 T: Pepper flavor is the dominant flavor. The heat is minor and mainly manifests as a subtle afterburn. Again lots of chocolate and cocoa powder. Caramel with a light apple fruitiness. Well done.
3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy with a warming finish.
4.0 D: I really love chile beers. This is a market that needs expanded. This is a good one.
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DavoleBomb, Apr 03, 2015 bulldogops (2874) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
Rating #1483 - 07.03.2015 - Bottle from Sherbrooke - Opaque dark brown/black pour with a bubbly head that fades quickly. Aroma is toasted oak, chocolate, espresso. Mild carbonation, medium-heavy alcohol warmth (could be the heat-heat). Palate is more chocolatey roasty malt, and a fiery chipotle heat. Rip-roaring spicy stout at 9%. Nice. blueshockey24 (666) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with thin head. Aroma is chocolate, cinnamon (cinnamon strudel). Taste is chocolate and cinnamon up front with a peppery heat and cinnamon finish. The heat lingers around a bit. Pretty good.
MrW (771) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2015
Sample at Leuven Innovation Beer Festival
Poured black with an off white head.
Aroma had cocoa, chocolat, cinnamon.
Taste had gingerbread, apple cinnamon, pepper, milk. Just a bit too much cinnamon in the finish.
Lovely spicyness in the throat.
This beer was a lot of fun! I liked it. YigSvartka (449) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
Opaque black hue with a negligibly sized white head. Extremely unique and chaotic aroma with notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate, spice, cotton candy, nutmeg, and a few others that I cannot ascertain. Mid bodied and creamy. Initial taste is creamy chocolate milk, caramel, and vanilla and the finish consists of roast, jalapeno, nutmeg, and bubblegum. Lingering spice. Wonderfully unique. TimE (6275) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2015
Very thin over spiced. Really disappointed though I like spiced stouts. Not horrible but never again. Nische (2661) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2015
Tap at Queens Head. Pours deep brown with a off white head. Aroma of cocoa, chili, anise and cinnamon. Flavor packed with chocolate, raisins and spices up front with a lingering light chili burn. SirLimpsalot (4705) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
@ Stordirren 15-8-29: (backlograting) Ganska tunn vätska. Mycket kryddig doft samt doft av körsbär. Inte riktigt gott. Mycket kanel och chili ... nja