rosskyle (769) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Served on tap at Odd Side. Black color with a white head. Chocolate spice aroma. Chocolate malt spice mint flavor. Medium body.
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12oz bottle shared at tasting. Dark black pour. Aroma is huge cinnamon and sweetness. Taste has the peppers but not overwhelming, this is really good! Chalumeaux (1709) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer chocolate brown with a nice lacey mocha head. Aromas of cinnamon vanilla chocolate roasted malt. Taste is dark chocolate cinnamon vanilla and notes of bourbon. Nice brew. WillRunForBeer (2766) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2016
12oz bottle from trade. Thanks, Jason! Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, mild coffee. Cinnamon, vanilla in the finish. Some chili after the swallow. Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a small tan head and good lacing. Big cinnamon, light vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, toffee, caramel, dark roast, and coconut in the aroma. Taste is rich dark chocolate, earthy, big cinnamon, light vanilla, some toffee, brown sugar, brownie batter, and toasted espresso with a lightly spicy finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Really good stuff and kind-of hard to believe its 6%.
JBPortland (1564) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2015
12oz bottle pours dark brown black with thin half finger head. Nose ha sbig spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, roasty bitter chocolate and dusty cocoa with sole light pepper spice, not much bourbon on the nose. Palate is medium bodied, would have liked a touch more weight but not a problem, spices are strong but well balanced with dusty bitter roasty chocolate cake and dark coffee up front and finishing with a nice creeping pepper heat and mixed spices. Again not getting a ton of barrel but there are some soft oaky vanilla undertones. Tasty stuff. deyholla (12316) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2015
On tap at Ashley’s. Pours black with an earthy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet chocolate and a bit of spice with some roasted malts, dark grains and bourbon backing. Flavor has a decent amount of cinnamon and spice that combines with sweet chocolate, dark grains and roasted malts well. MarcoDL (5399) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. This was a nice surprise. Aroma of peppers, roast and cinnamon. Taste is quite diverse, with peppers, cinnamon, spices, bourbon vanilla and some coffee. Very good. caesar (7287) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zeebra 2015, small sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, slight dark bread, some vanilla, pepper. Slight spicy peppery bite in taste, roasty bitterness. Lots of flavor for a 6% beer and not too heavy on the peppery bite. Just very good. kermis (14567) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle sampled at ZEBF ’15. Pours very dark brown with a ring brown head. Aroma of massive cinnamon, marzipan,fruity chillies, vanilla, dark chocolate and light coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Slightly thin bodied as the ABV would suggest, with soft carbonation.