allmyvinyl (10508) - 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. cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at home... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Dark chocolate.. Massive capsicum.. Light spice nose... Dark chocolate.. Soft mellow chocolate roast.. Light spice... Dark chocolate.. Soft roast.. Light capsicum demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours a dark brown/black with a small brown head. Light cocoa and spice on the nose. More complexities show as it warms. A lot going on in the mouth. Nice chocolate in the middle surrounded with just enough spice. Nice beer for Fall day watching football. jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Unique and well worth the effort to track down. Itís got lots of coffee, cocoa, pepper and other spices on the nose. Pours a very deep dark black with a thin head that dissipates very fast leaving very little lacing. Medium bodied and a somewhat oily mouth feel to it. Taste is like dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, ancho pepper and some other minor notes. Goes down smooth and as it warms in your glass more flavors start to come out. Very nice stout and unique. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
From the can, black pour with a massive amount of green chiles and peppers in the nose, taste is cocoa with a nice chili pepper bite. The taste is not that far off cocoa mole from NB. Very good!!
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Can and snifter: my third one so I guess I better rate this now... Pours a deep brown with little head but okay lace and oily legs. The nose is roast, Mexican chocolate, Ancho and green pepper, leather, earth, and some grassy herbal hop vapours. The taste is well balanced sweet malts, chocolate, roast, and roast with a nice kick of chili heat. My only issue with this beer is the lack of body but then again it is a 5.5 ABV stout, so I can almost overlook that. Really the guys from Ska need to go over to Oscar Blues and pimp up Ten Fify with these spices. That would rock methinks. Ratman197 (14686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Can poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, cocoa, chilies anbd light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of cinnamon, cocoia, chilies, light roastiness and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering cinnamon cocoa finish. freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours dark brown black with beige head. The aroma is big on cocoa powder and chili pepper with some chalky roasted notes under it. The flavor is similar with a sweet grain backing for a robust cocoa with a veggie based chili flavor very bold as well. Smooth sweet grains make it very palatable and easy to drink, overall a smooth beer, robust but not a slap on the face. Solid overall and great by style. dfinney23 (3255) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 I donít know if theyíve tweaked the recipe or itís better on tap or what but this is much better than the already good can I had last year. Aroma of cinnamon and chilis. Tastes like molť. Delish! vyvvy (6396) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Didnít go in with the hugest expectation, but this one really surprised me in a very good way. Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has dark cocoa, roasted malt, fresh pepper spice, cinnamon, cream and vanilla - quite lovely overall. Medium / thin body with a modest amount of somewhat soft carbonation. The flavor starts with a nice blend of smooth roasted malt, cocoa nibs and phenolic spice. the finish some the light heat and meatiness of the peppers. There is a hint of the spices used, but I canít point out exactly what is there except that it seems to show some cinnamon. Really tasty.