This one has bite.
Megagrisk Viking Chili Stout (10% ABV)Appearance: deep walnut with a dark-taupe head that settles quickly to a dense lace.
Nose: dark chocolate with hints of coffee.
Palate: the hot peppers hit you from the start, followed closely by dark chocolate. The chili follows through, conquering you, all the way to the finish and is matched with a kiss of licorice. The finish is long-lasting, taking up roots, thanks to those chili peppers.
Overall impression: this is a spicy treat but I don't know if I could have more than one at a time. Don't get me wrong: I really like it but the cumulative heat on one beer may be too much in a second one.
Oh, plus the alcohol level. At 10 percent, you have to be careful.
I love spicy food, and spicy beer is good, but in limited amounts. Like Vikings, you may not want them to stick around. (The Vikings exhibit lasts until April 17, 2016.)
Beer O'Clock rating: 4