crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 Thin dark brown pour. Fizzy quickly dissipating head.
Smell has a more butterscotchy component than the other. There is a ncie cinnamon hit. A bit of sugar.
This really doesn’t seem like a stout to me. It is like a sweet brown ale. Prickly carbonation. Some spice in the flavor. Anchos add a bit of flavor with dark fruits, the cinammon is spicy in the back of the throat, but very mildly so.
I don’t like it as much as the original, there is possibly an off lfavor im tasting, or its jsut too sweet, i dk. The wax is a bit of an afterthought, I don’t think this will improve with age.
Had thsi again on draft recently, loved it. Huhzubendah (3709) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Shared by starrdogg. Thanks Matt!
The beer is dark brown with a thin beige head. Real shocker. The aroma brings pepper, roast, hints of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor imparts a huge dose of pepper - whoa! Calm down on the pepper. Unbalanced and a bit overdone. This beer is not shy. It’s a "you’re fat and I have no tits" beer. Light to medium bodied. Overall, worth a try.
Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Black beer with a minimal beige head. Licorice and dark dried fruits aroma. Coffee, ashes, chilipepper, cinnemon and vanilla flavour. Nice beer with a good balance, not to spicy :-) daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Super dark brown pour, tan head that disappeared immmediately. Aroma is incredibly weird and hard to get through. Smells of burning plastic, some spicy peppers, toasted pumpernickel bread. Flavor is much better and has some nice spice, chocolate, cayenne, finishes spicy. zebra (2169) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2012
i like "wicked delayed heat". obviously, wicked in a good way. brown, pale, roasty, clove, light, thick, rocky, creamy, leaves, hazy, ginger
phaleslu (10333) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by Phil from Perennial- thanks again, Phil! Blue wax, batch #12. Pours a cloudy dark brown with almost no head. The aroma is very peppery but it takes a few seconds to show up; brown sugar, dark fruits, and roasted malts beat it to the punch, and then bam! The flavor does the same thing but with more sweetness first- lulls you in with chocolate, roast, dark fruits, and brown sugar before slamming the palate with chili pepper. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, peppery mouthfeel and low carbonation. Avoid if you can’t handle spice. beernbourbon (1593) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle at perennial shared by Phil, thanks! Pour is near black with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor is roasted malt, light dark fruit and wicked delayed heat. Wow. Lots of spice in delayed fashion. Frank (4209) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
This pours a muddy brown with a head that disappears almost instantly. This has a nice choocolate character once tasted but a relatively mild nose and a bit of alcohol heat and sticky sweetness that also take it down a notch. The heat from the spices is well done but the beer supporting it is not quite there. Above average for beer, below average for Pipeworks. Tmoney99 (14622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle shared by beerpig317. Poured black color with medium brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy roasted chocolate malt, cinnanon and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a very good stout.
b3shine (8940) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks black with razor thin, boozy lacing. Smells sweet and smokey. Tastes pretty good too; chocolate, malt, pepper, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is good, especially for a pepper beer. Good stuff!