FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the July 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark nut brown color with a huge foamy beige head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was malty and nutty with a hot pepper presence. The flavor was tangy, malty and a touch skunky with notes of nut and hot peppers. The finish was medium length tangy, nutty and hot pepper. Medium body. Odd.
Lowe1983 (1397) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mahogany color with an off-white head. Aroma is pretty strong of the caramel malts with only a hint of the chile. Flavor is also overly sweet from the caramel malts. A slight hint of the chile comes out on the finish with only a slight spicy flavor on the finish.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, mash, caramel, sugar, slight diacetyl, and some toasting. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a small, creamy, loose, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of small-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly spicy. Tastes of malt, mash, caramel, sugar, slight diacetyl, some toasting, and some hot chilies. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, lightly spicy, malt, mash, caramel, sugar, slight diacetyl, some toasting, and some hot chili finish.
GnarlyGnome (835) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have had some beers that were pretty heavy on the chiles, this was a bit more mild than I was anticipating. It’s got a nice sweet caramel flavor that balances the smoke and the spice. Tasty.
efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark hazy red with an off white head. Aromas of caramel malts and mediciny smells. Taste sweet malts from the get go but has a spice that lingers for awhile. I haven’t had many beers like this one. Not a bad thing to try now and then.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle from Capones. Pours dark brown with thick fluffy tan head with good lacing. Aroma is soy sauce, burnt brown sugar, butterscotch. Sweet brown sugar taste, soy sauce, a little smoke and a little heat.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A copper brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweet solventy caramel malt with light molasses notes, In mouth, a nutty metallic malt with light vegetable sugar, some light alcohol hotness, honey and burned sugar. On tap at Mash Tun Festival, May 19 2011.
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle version. Pours a amber brown with a tall beige head. Sweet malty aroma candy like with a touch of yeast and banana. Sweet caramel malts with a touch of roasted malt. Red fruit flavors underneath that black pepper ancho spice. No real heat to the spice but a bitter lasting black pepper finish. I enjoyed the tap version a little more which seemed to have more dark fruits in it, but this one is pretty tasty as well.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear dark brown with ruby edges and a 2-finger tan head. Nose is brown sugary malt, mild hops, earthiness, nuts. Tastes malty, with hops, vinous fruit, earthy chile as it warms. Unique, and the peppers emerge more late, and work pretty well with this.
sigh_borg (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours ruby-brown with a small off white-head. Aroma reminds me of a lager with a little bit of spiciness-- not a nose I really enjoy. Taste starts off slightly sweet and sour, then a little bitterness comes through. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Something about this is just tastes like a lager, and I don’t really like it. Not picking up on the chile ancho at all. Not bad, but not memorable. Would not buy again (and def. not worth $10.99 for a 6-pack).