jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured a dark amber color with a small amount of head. Strong malty flavor with a lingering finish.
queenholly (3007) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown sugar, caramel, and very light chili aroma. Deep chestnut with a large beige head. Caramel malt, herbal bitter chili flavor. No heat to speak of, just vegetal bitter pepper flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
kaser (3002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light red amber pour from 12oz bottle. White thin head. Prune and juicy flavor. Sweet also. Not bad
Frank (2973) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Despite the exotic ingredients, this comes off as sort of a basic brew--not that thatís a bad thing. In fact, what I like about the crew at 5 Rabbit is they use unusual ingredients w/o being ridiculous about it and wind up making some very fine beers. For something called a dark ale, this one pours a much lighter color than I expected, a deep brownish amber, rather clear and around what Iíd expect out of a red ale or a light colored brown. There is no head and this is unfortunately on the flat side w/ maybe slightly more carbonation than Iíd expect from real ale from a hand pump. Itís a generally clean and malty beer w/ a nice, rich maltiness. The ancho chile flavor is subdued but itís definitely there and adds a non-distracting touch of heat thatís so faint as to almost be imaginary. Itís all fairly tasty in the end and those who might fear a chili beer can relax and enjoy.
alobar (2835) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cola brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, spice, and toasted malt. Toasted malt and caramel flavor with hint of pepper on the back end. Decent beer.
DrnkMcDermott (2822) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally Iíve found a bottle out here in the burbs. Got the last two in the "build-a-6" shelf at Lemon Tree. So when I mark it as "available" there, I mean it may show up there again. Time to pop this bad niŮo! Pour is a deep, but clear brown beer color. Few bubbles in the beer itself, but a good spongy head. Roasty, brown bread malt smell, plenty of the piloncillo in evidence. Taste has perhaps a little bit of cocoa to it, doughy bread taste, around doppelbock or porter territory, but not overly alcoholic. I cannot find chile heat here, except for a very slight burn at the sides of my tongue. Probably replaces some of the hops in keeping the malt balanced. Taste is indeed less sugary than the nose was. Despite the slightly elevated abv, the alcohol stays light, and the mouthfeel is similarly a bit light too. Not a "chile beer" by any means.
Blairgus (2688) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
17 nov 2012, bottle. Nut brown, clear. Nose is sickly sweet malt, maybe some grape jelly. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Sweet caramel malt. Really sickly caramel malt. Ugh.
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Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cortesy of hombrepalo. Sugary spice aroma very good. Amber body with beige head. Roated spice with some sugar sweetener. Thought this would be more harsh like a Vultue attacking my taste buds but it wasnít rather smooth on thee palate with the spicey chilli aftertaste. Good brew thx Horacio.
jmagnus87 (2548) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Probably my least favorite of the 5 rabbit beers. Just kinda boring. Its like a dark version of your standard pale lager. The chilis dont really come out to play at all. Meh.
tmoreau (2530) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 12 oz. bottle poured to a SA lager/pint glass showing a nearly opague brown color with amber highlighting, a frothy, brownish tan head, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was toasted, almost roasted, creamy malt, caramel, treacle, and brown sugar sweetness. The flavor intro was some initial sharpness to alert the palate, lingering pepper/chiles, then moderate, earthy bitterness, and even keeled malt. Sweetness was less evident in the flavor. The body was medium+, with a light syrupy texture, decent carbonation, and a finish that was peppery, extended bitterness, with a touch of dryness. Appreciated the balanced flavor notes, and the non-abrasive expression of the chiles.