j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a large dense mocha head. Roast on the nose, chocolate, cocoa. On the thin side of medium, body a little lacking what I would have expected given the pour and the 8% ABV, but still solid enough. Spicy chile comes through right away, gorgeous. The heat is noticeable but never invasive or distracting, remarkably well balanced. Cocoa, a good amount of roast. The combination of chocolate and chili is great. A little lingering heat and chocolate on the finish. Very well done. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Not a fan of the spices in this beer sadly. Has some nice chocolate scents with faded spices. Taste is a bit of chocolate and the spices crawl up the back of your throat.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone b79turner (260) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a tulip glass. Aroma is spicy, soy sauce, leather, a little chocolate. Taste is spicy! It really takes over this beer, too much for me. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bomber. Black color. Dusty aroma of roasted malt. Medium body, dark chocolate flavor, caramel, residual sweetness, liquorice, a bit salty and with a kick of spices, lightly creamy. Good. alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
22 oz bottle shared by Bunker. Pours dark brown/black with a small disappearing beige head. The aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, spices, peppers and dark fruits. The flavor has roasted malts, chocolate dark fruits, vanilla, and a slow hitting pepper spice. Perhaps a touch thin, but nice flavor.
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Spicy, creamy, chocolatey, and spiced. Very effervescent with a spicy pepper finish. Very interesting mix between a milk stout, spicy peppers, and cocoa nibs. smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Pawola22. Batch #29. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and lactose. Similar flavors with a big dose of heat from the chilis. Wow, wasn’t expecting the heat; hadn’t read any review prior to trying this. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Thanks Brian. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Batch #29. Pours a black body with a thin, frothy and fizzy, dark brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is solid with bigger chocolates and cocoa nibs as well as some lactose sweetness and a bunch of raisin dark fruits. Fairly roasty with some cinnamon, a light vanilla, toffee, a hint of coffee, and a light earthy pepper note with a light heat. Flavor is just as nice. Cocoa nibs, roast, cinnamon, and some earthiness from the peppers up front before the chocolate gets pretty rich with a light toffee note, a touch of coffee, and a good amount of raisins. Vanilla comes on towards the end as the earthiness from the peppers grows slightly before they add a big, but nice heat in the finish. Some lactose keeps this sweet with a bunch of vanilla and cocoa nibs that is balanced nicely by the roasts, cinnamon, and bigger pepper heat. Lengthy aftertaste following a fairly full body and a lighter carbonation. Overall, a pretty awesome tasting and smelling beer with a big pepper kick and plenty of cocoa nibs, chocolate, roasts, vanilla, and cinnamon to balance. Not a whole lot of lacing (probably from the vanilla beans or cocoa nibs) and the carbonation was a tad low, but really enjoyable all-around. A few tweaks and this could be sensational. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
22 oz bottle. Big, black pour with a thin tan head that fades to a ring around the glass. Aroma of chocolate, spice, some brownie with an apparent chili twang. Flavor is strong chocolate and lactose sugars followed by a rush of chili. Mild vanilla and cocoa notes. The heat is quite intense and enjoyable. This beer has a slick mouthfeel, and more chili heat in the finish. This is dead on for a chili beer. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown/black pour. Chili nose. Thin body with lots of heat from the chillies. Muted vanilla and dark roasted malts..