alexsdad06 (11561) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2018
12 oz can from the Root Cellar. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malts, chocolate, peppery spice, a moderate burn, cinnamon, caramel, mild nutmeg, this checks all the boxes except for the body, light and thin in line with the abv, an imperial version would be interesting. cgarvieuk (26769) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2018
keg at brewdog... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft sweet Spiced chocolate roast malts nose.. Heavy spiced chocolate roast.. Light chilli.. Dark berries.. Stuu666 (15820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2018
Keg at brewdog merchant city. Pours black, nose is chocolate, earthy, cinnamon, caramel, taste is rich chocolate, chewy, liquorice, fiery cinnamon, vanilla, a touch thin. Chudwick (3533) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2018
Half pint at Streetside - nose is coffee and light milk chocolate with hints of hot peppers. Sip adds light heat and I want it to build. And it does. Lips are warm. Not burning but not painful either. Nice heat, lingers. Not getting aromas of the spices but I bet the cinnamon is adding to the heat. Much better than what I recall on firkin day. superspak (6500) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2018
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 11/27/2017. Pours fairly murky nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, vanilla, cream, and toasted dark/brown bread, light coffee/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, vanilla, cream, and toasted dark/brown bread light coffee/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness and slight pepper/cinnamon spice on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, vanilla, cream, toasted dark/brown bread, light coffee/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and spice flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet and spiciness balance; with zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.5%. Lightly increasing lingering pepper heat through the glass, but never overpowering. Overall this is an excellent Mexican style milk stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and spice flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/spicy finish. Nicely rich feeling for the low ABV. Well rounded milk stout malt complexity and great spice balance, without overdoing anything. Nicely restrained, but still very noticeable. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.
Tmoney99 (15320) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 Tap. Poured a black color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy chocolate, sweet spice, hot spice and vanilla aroma. Medium to heavy milk chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & hot finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid sweet beer. jtclockwork (17938) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2018
Can - pours dark brown - nose and taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, milk sugar and cayenne pepper - medium body DialSquare (5220) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2018
12oz can from Kenny Rd Market: brown pour, tan head. aroma of cocoa, cola, all-spice. tastes are cocoa, roasty, dark chocolate, nice light even pepper spice. light palate - easy drinking. pleasant surprise. Dogbrick (14454) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2017
Sample at the Columbus taproom. Dark brown color with a medium khaki head that dissipates steadily to a dense film. Small patches of lace. Aroma of chocolate, malt and vanilla. Light to medium body with flavors of chocolate malt, vanilla and mildy spiced pepper. The finish is chocolatey and mildly spicy with a subtle cayenne aftertaste. Decent overall. JaBier (8518) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Can from a friend. Pours darkest brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, smoke, roast and vanilla. Malty and roasty flavor with a chocolate finish.