onceblind (9890) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Tap at Oskar Blues HMLS. Clear dark ruby/brown with a thin beige head. Heavy malty aroma with earthy caramel, honey, and a little molasses and cocoa. Taste is smooth and full with some dark earthy maltiness, caramel, hay, light cocoa, some light raisin, and very gentle roastiness. boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft at beer fest. Pours hazy copper with a small tan head. The aroma has cinnamon and hot peppers. The taste is sweet Christmas ale with a spicy kick. kathouse (1914) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Mahogany colored brew with a tan foam leaves lots of lacing. Spicy aroma is a mixed bag of nuts, chocolate, and pepper. Fine carbonation and medium body. Flavor is smooth and the finish is cocoa sweet. VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
500 or 600 ml bottle shared with czar, thanks mate. Pours a dark, yet clear-looking ruby reddish dark brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is malt, hazelnut, coconut, chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, coconut, hazelnut, malt, cereals, cinnamon. Finish is hot pepper (burns in throat), chocolate. Sticks to the palate. Lingering peppers and chocolate. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Excellent ale, very complex and flavorful. Unique. doublebock (558) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown with thin white head
Aroma: Malty with caramel and dark chocolate
Taste: Rich and malty like a double bock. The body is a bit flat. Nice cinnamon spice on the finish.
Overall: The cocoa nibs are definitely pronounced and add a malty flavor. A great combination profile on paper but I’m not picking up any of the pecans or green chilis. . I understand they didn’t want to overdo it on those two but it they could have kicked it up a notch.
NikkTwist (3257) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2012 Draft at Moriartys. Very, very dark red brown with a slim silky head that disappeared almost entirely. Big chocolate cinnamon bomb. Dark malt flavors, though no particular fruit notes. Warms to some chewy caramel. Nutella. Tootsie Roll. Spicy bite lingers. Nice. jbruner (4859) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Draft at Proof. Pours a murky reddish-brown on tap with thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma and taste are intetesting, spicy, roasty, malty, sweetness, bitter. All kinds of intetesting, with a bit of an alcoholic bite. Good stuff. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to red with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, molasses, maybe some green chilies, but I do wish they were more prominent, pecans do show up, maybe cinnamon. Taste is wonderfully complex, brown sugar, cocoa and pecans are at the forefront, cinnamon and other spices as well, unfortunately the green chilies, which was the one ingredient that I was really looking forward to is the least I taste, it is there, but I was hoping for more. There is a light heat burn, but that as well could have been more prominent. It sounds like I am complaining, and I am, but this is actually a really tasty beer, I enjoyed it. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Boxed, 22oz bottle. Limited Edition No.7 Pours dark brown color. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes nutty, dark chocolate, coffee, toasted grains. Finishes with a green chili indigestion character. Pretty complex flavors. Nice in a cold winters night. (3567) tightslice (1356) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A thick chocolately concoction with zero cream on top. Tastes exactly like the bottle says... Chocolate, pecans, heat. Surprisingly drinkable, not just another annoying gimmick.