Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2011
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark red to black with a nice thick frothy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, chilies, and other spices. The taste is malt, chilies, similar to how green chilies taste, chocolate, somewhat tangy, I dig it. The body is medium, but a little on the light side for me. I really enjoyed this, this is one tasty beverage. The best of the limited batch #1 series so far, the only one left is the Oaked Blonde Barleywine. Cybercat (6145) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Rich aroma is malty with chocolate and yeasty overtones and smoky and molasses notes. It pours a dark opaque chocolate brown with a fairly thick light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Malty flavor has chocolate, coffee and molasses notes, plus a hint of caramel and a bit of a kick from the spice - tastes more like a stout than a bock. Smooth, fizzy texture has firm body and leaves a chocolaty and sassy finish. Vixen indeed! zimm421 (63) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Poured into a flute. Dark brown, light brown, thick head. Nose is sweet with barely any spiciness. Taste similar. drowland (9057) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
11/18/11. 22oz bottle. Dark brown, almost espresso, pour, clear brown with reds under the light, with a big, frothy tan head that cuts fast and laces in spotty clumps. Somewhat generic malty aroma with roast and chocolate and just a touch of spicy cinnamon and chile. Very sweet flavor up front - malty, milk chocolate, and a bit of burnt caramel. Lingering dark chocolate in the middle with a touch of vegetal chiles and spicy cinnamon. The flavor lingers with chocolate and cream. Can’t say I love it. bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2011
22 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention is OK, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like chocolate, bready malt, dark fruit, molasses and a bit of coffee. I don’t pick up any chilies in the aroma. There are some chilies noticeable in the taste, along with chocolate, dark fruit, cinnamon, and caramel malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth and goes down easy with good carbonation. I think it’s a decent beer overall, but if you’re expecting a lot of chilies in this beer, you’re going to be disappointed. But I still think it’s worth trying, it’s not bad at all.
glennmastrange (2921) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of roasted and bitter dark chocolate, light herbs and dough for the hops and yeast, with hints of red pepper and cola. Head is small, frothy, light brown, with fair spotty lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, watery, with a lively carbonation. A pretty good chile infused Bock with some good chocolate characteristics, but no noticable chili burn though. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2011
500. Pours black with a dense and creamy tan head and lots of spotty lace. Big sharp funky chile pepper nose mixed with some sweet milk chocolate. Two great tastes that really don’t go great together, but they’re not a train wreck, either. Gets a bit more palatable after the volatiles evaporate. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Sweet chocolate and mildly heated chiles on the mid palate. Surprisingly uninteresting after the somewhat off-putting initial blast of aromatics. LyndaNova (531) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Cold, 22oz bottle: Pours a dark chocolate brown with a fluffy, tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is of dark malts, raisins and cherries. Taste is of sweet, dark malts, coffee and cocoa with hints of cinnamon. Medium bodied and smooth/creamy, with soft carbonation. Ending is lightly bitter with some alcohol notes. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2011
22oz bottle: Pours a clear dark brown with a rocky tan head, aroma has chocolate and rich spices, starts and ends lightly sweet with (pepper) heat in the ending, medium bodied with light carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Fom Kenny. Dark brown with red. A nice tan head. A nice fruity nose with roasted malt. Thevtastevis dark fruit and chocolate. Some spice rounds this out. Tasty and interesting.