Lowe1983 (1483) - 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.
SanfordBrewer (1463) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2016
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Opaque mahogany with no head. Somewhat syrupy medium-full body with sharp carbonation.
aroma: roasted malt, soy sauce, worchestershire sauce, faint smoke.
taste: sweet roasted malts, licorice, soy sauce, dark fruits, some acidity, with moderate heat in the finish. Some crystal malt sharpness and rubbery phenols come out as it warms.
pepper character comes across as somewhat harsh, seemingly due to the roasted malt, as the fruitiness is lost, but the stem/coffee notes remain.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark ruby with a finger of off white head. Smell is fruity and a bit spicy. Taste is mellow, sweet, and spicy all at the same time. Light bodied but full in flavor. Crazy beer. Love it.
scarletfire65 (1320) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Gino’s East on Dearborn. Amber brown pour. Aroma is roasty malts and a bit of earthy chili. Dry, thin, notes of dried chili, coffee, charred wood. Hollow, dry finish. Lacks depth and body. Could use more malt character. Reminiscent of a dry Irish stout.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours hazy amber. fruity and sweet caramel and bread aromas with some toast. Flavor is odd fruity qualities mixed with some light spice and sweet caramels. Body is medium thin and lightly carbed. Kinda underwhelming and you can’t really tell where they are wanting to go with this one.
ccex (1185) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours a clear brown/copper color with a decent beige head. Smells soapy. Aroma has chili, light caramel malts, with a touch of cocoa and perhaps some hops. Medium body with more spice than carbonation. Something interesting, local, and different, but I’m not sure if I’ll try it again.
katrinaez (1178) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beverage. Medium body. Spices are even and don’t run you over. Earthy, grassy, and almost gritty.Tap
ARH (1112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. Initially smells doughy with a twist of lemon. It pours a dark, rich cola color with a thin off-white head that recedes quickly - sparse lacing remains on the surface. it’s heavily sweet, medium bitter, and lightly sour. Starts out with a thin, lime-like flavor, kinda like a corona or dos equis with a lime wedge, which quickly gives way to some of the smoother, sour malt. The "chili" flavoring comes in late and light; very subtle. It’s a unique concept, and I can’t really say it was done right or wrong. Probably a good session beer - light enough to drink without feeling full, with nothing overwhelming that might turn-off an average beer drinker - and the spice adds a decent conversation starter. If given the options between mass produced domestic beers and this one, I’d probably grab for this one, but it doesn’t really strike my fancy; tough decision if stuck between a dos equis dark or this one.
miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a beige head. Aroma is of smoked chili, caramel and toffee and some dark fruits notes with cocoa bean. The flavor follows the nose with subtle chili spice and the smoked chili flavor, some caramel, toffee, dark fruits and cocoa bean. The body is medium with a silky mouth feel. Overall an interesting brew.