allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of coffee, pepper, dark chocolate, violets, perfume, cinnamon, plum crumble, tomatoes. Taste is light spicy, chocolate, pepper. Dry, clean finish. AshtonMcCobb (6603) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Appearance - black and opaque, no head.
Nose - initial chocolate and coffee with green pepper. Then, something perfumed (violets) and then there’s a stewed plum thing.
Taste - tonnes of chocolate and coffee and a lovely green pepper and stewed plums again.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy and fruity middle section and a balanced dry finish.
Overall - this is delicious. Many others don’t agree. Democracy doesn’t work! Jorn69 (3154) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
Backlog........................... @ Havregatan 20121222. From Systembolaget. zoucrew102 (1869) - - FEB 7, 2016
Can. Strong chili pepper aroma with notes of cocoa and cinnamon. Pours very dark brown with a thin light brown head that burns off quickly due to high carbonation. Starts with cocoa and cinnamon with a bit of chili heat in the background. Finishes a bit spicy with the chili burn coming to the forefront to produce a bit of heat on the palate. Ok, but not the best chili beer I've had. kc5hoptoit (5) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2015 does not count
Appearance: The darkest shade of brown, nearly black, with absolutely no head.
Aroma: a tingling pepper sensation with underlying notes of cocoa. With the beer being nearly black, there is no presence of chocolate or roast. As the beer warms, the heat from the peppers fades away and cinnamon spice becomes more apparent.
Body: Medium bodied
Carbonation: medium- low carbonation
Flavor: The pepper flavor is there but not at all overwhelming. Cocoa is absent. Very minimal malt sweetness and no hop bitterness present. I wouldn’t say the flavor is all peppers, but it is defiantly the majority of it. As the beer warms up it is much the same as the aroma. Peppers aren’t as dominant as before, and cinnamon comes to the forefront. The cinnamon is not as powerful as the peppers were when the beer was first poured.
Finish: As you swallow the beer, the peppers fade away and the cocoa is released, but after a few seconds the heat from the peppers returns. Throughout the whole beer there is always this subtle heat that lingers on the palate from the peppers.
Worth trying, but would only have it again if it was paired with a complementary food dish.
Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
Light brown. Aroma sort of explodes with cinnamon and jalapeño...uh... Why? That’s hatch...ok, what do hatch chiles have to do with mole? Ok so harsh chile and cinnamon. Again...what does this have to do with Mexico? This resembles none of the dozens of moles I’ve had in Puebla or Oaxaca. Just throwing stuff in a kettle for no reason. TheArgoPirate (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Bomber. Pour is a very dark, opaque brown with no head. At all. Smells
Very spicy/peppery, like fresh chili peppers, chocolate. Taste is very chocolately with a peppery cinnamon kick but it is somewhat thinner on the palate than expected. Very tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone snoworsummer (5694) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark nut brown with almost no head. Tastes like smooth cocoa, peppery spice, roasted malt, and a hint of coffee. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like cocoa, light spice, roasted malt, and coffee. Hopmaestro (1653) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: ARoma of spices, chili and coffe. Roasted malts. Taste is surely chili in tha back and some malty chocolates up front. Some herbal touch in the aftertaste. Not really my stuff, but good. Slaktmasken (70) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
På flaska som lagrat nåt år. Svart som synden. Tydlig kaffedoft med lite kanel/kryddnejlikodoft. Smakar kaffesump och lite chilli.