ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large tan head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Treacle, milk chocolate, roasty malt warmth and fruity chilli create the aroma. An initial hint of treacle sweetness is soon overcome by chilli heat, which fades to milk chocolate smoothness in the mid-palate. A slight fruity flavour mixes with resurgent chilli in the finish, and there is a lingering blend of alcohol warmth and chilli heat. The chilli has been added to just the right level to complement the beer and make its presence felt without being overpowering, and works very nicely with the sweetness of the base beer. Very enjoyable. McWorta (1627) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 2, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2015 Black (>80EBC) with a brown light creamy head. Some oily viscosity and good lacing. Aromas of vanilla, raisins, earthy-wood notes, sweet prunes aromas develop on the nose. The texture offers a very brief carbonation fading quickly into a heavy slickness with a full body. Earthy sweet juicy centre with influences of wood, raisin, liquorice and some spice flavours develop. Rather complex beer with a somewhat spiced up long lasting bit roast finish. Harmonic and excellently balanced. ttroha (516) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle at Hop City Birmingham. Pours dark Black and tan head. Aroma of booze, malts, caramel, and espresso. Tastes of booze, caramel, and roasted malts. Very tasty. Matus94 (83) - Martin, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2016 Tap at Salon Piva Bratislava. Beautifull black color with light chilli aroma and balanced sweetnees and chilli. Bitterness is low. Realy enjoyable. Mjp12 (1861) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Smoke and chocolate, with dark fruit on the aroma. This has a creamy mouthfeel, and a slight spice finish.
nordic (637) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
Black color. Aroma: licorice, chili, smoked, winy. Taste: warming, good balance between sweetness and bitterness, chili notes in aftertaste. Very good. drjoeng (1257) - SINGAPORE - FEB 18, 2016
12.2%ABV. Imperial Stout.
Poured out black and sinuous. 40ºSRM.
Nose develops as the beer comes up to room temperature: peat smoke, sweet tobacco, coffee, caramel, wood like hickory or unmatured pine. There is a special sweet spiciness to the nose that suggests like a roasted ripe red pepper or a fresh salsa of chipotle. Some medicinal aromas start to come out near the end. Aroma of fresh licorice. Aroma of a properly ripened date or honey plum. Cognac alcholic nose. There is a pleasant creamy sweetness and warmth at the end which is not unlike tasting a middling Speyside at cask strength.
Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate is heavy and laden with complex flavors: molasses, brown sugar, cherry liqueur, coffe, raw chocolate, mole, stone fruit, honeyed apricots and dates, Palate is rounded and fruity with full bodied beautiful sweet flavors.
The finish is nectar sticky and yes, there is a nice spicy kick from the chilies but there is so much going on this brew that you hardly have time to appreciate the obvious, which is the chili.
Goes on Favorites List! lukka19 (925) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2016
Tap at Salon piva. Dark brown color, oily texture, huge beige head. Aroma - decent roasty, bourbon, coffee, zest, light pines, prunes. Same in taste, decent hoppy and roasty, warming alcohol. Very tasty stupre (344) - Nanterre, FRANCE - APR 10, 2017
On tap @ Rockout Bar. Une belle robe foncée avec une mousse brune. Arômes sur le réglisse et la prune. Un final un peu épicé. Iznogud (3798) - CROATIA - JUL 12, 2017
Bottle, 375 ml from Majstor za Pivo, shared with JFK10000. Pours black, small dense tan head. Chocolate, roasted, dark fruit, fried fruit, some chilli, warming, sweet. Oily texture. Full bodied.