bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
(12oz can, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted grain, dark fruit, and chilie peppers. Flavor of chocolate, chilie pepper, and coffee. crossovert (12912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Nice little spicy and chocolatey dry stout right here. Very easy drinking. Really nice. Pinball (12145) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2013
clear brown no head. aroma is dusty, roasted malty, coffee, dusty. flavor is very spicy dusty chillies, spicy roasted malty. madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma. Sweetness, herbs, spice, fruits and some caramel and roast. Falvour. Spice, herbs, sweetness, fruits. light flowers. MEdium to full bdoeid. Ends spiced and herbal. light bitter and light chili bite on lips and palate. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
355 ml bottle. 101 Beers, Tampere, Finland.
Reddish dark brown colour with tiny head.
Roasted malt, coffee, chili, cacao and dirt in aroma. Flavour is cinnamon, chili, roasted malt, cacao, some spices and mild chocolate. Tasty. Quite xmassy.
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daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Can. Blackish with red edges. Peppers, chocolate, spice and toasted dark malts. A hint of spice as it warms. Not bad. 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. BVery (10501) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Can from Binny’s in Bloomingdale, IL. Very cool looking can, too. Very dark pour with pretty much no head. Aroma is cocoa and chilis. Taste is similar, albeit a touch bland. Decent heft to the palate. Okay. olio (10267) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2012
355 ml bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina, Tampere.MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours dark red color with no head. Aroma of spices, some herbs, malts and pepper. Flavour of malts, spices like pepper, cardamum, apple pie, biscuits and some chocolate, faint dry cocoa powder notes also. Dry spicy palate. Weird.
My Bottom Line:
Peppers dominate spices and dark malts in this otherwise memorable number.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam colours the darkness.
-Spices ARE boastful throughout, don’t get me wrong. But chile peppers even more so, to me.
-A light acidity clashes with the spiciness and chocolatey sugars.
-This is nowhere near as delicious as Nogne O’s collaboration with La Chingoneria which plays on the same theme.
-This must be quite good with sausages.
On tap at the Thirsty Monk, Asheville.