hopscotch (10999) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask... Thick, black pour with a large, creamy, taupe head. Fantastic retention. The nose offers a prominent note of jalapeno peppers flanked by malty, carbonic notes of charcoal and ash. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Sweeter than the untreated base beer. There is no chili warmth, but loads of earthy, tangy, jalapeno flavor intermingled with dark chocolate, espresso and charcoal sludge. Finishes dark and sweet with mild jalapeno and only a trace of chili heat in my throat and belly.