fluffy (2223) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sort of reminds me of a porter, or like a watered down version of Huna? Nice really. Better than expected.
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AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ck1, thanks bro! Pours an amber-brown with almost no head. Faint lacing. Aroma has sweet caramel, peat and rum raisin. Taste is sweet caramel, molasses, simple sugar and some vegetalness. Medium bodied and very sweet. Down through the glass, there is some presence of the chiles; more from a late burn than actual flavor. Very sweet and sticky. Finishes sweet with a light burn, and sweet. Hmmm. So sweet as to be undrinkable, although the chiles do help dry it out.
rubbishystuff (2196) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Rockwells. A robust brown ale that starts malty and sweet but in the end left a spicy tingling in the mount. Serving: Tap
holdenn (2101) - 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.
charule (2057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasting at LUSH. Poured clear burnt amber with a rim of foam. Aroma of slight nut and soap. Quite smooth slightly spicy taste. Not my taste.
tmongoose (2056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared. poured a medium brown color with light tan head. aroma is of sugar, caramel, sweet malt and a mild pepper. the flavor is a little different, sweet malts, caramels, pepper comes out as it warms up some. nice blend of flavor.
Atom (2039) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle thanks to Pawola22, like the deScription pours a clear deep amber with a large off-white head. Aroma of fruits and caramel. Taste similar to aroma sugary and sweet with toffee and a slight spice.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint pour at Maproom. Poured a dark brown coca cola color with light fluffy head. Aroma of piloncillo, carmel malts and spices. Light body with a malty backbone. Taste is of strong pilloncillo with a spicy finish. Decent brown ale.
mikem409 (1960) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark red with light brown head slight spice and malt aroma. Very thin body slight spice
jstraw (1953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 Clear, dark red-amber with good, foamy, beige head, modest legs / Mild, toasty nose of dark caramel, chile, and tobacco / Light to medium body, zesty carbonation, some sweetness and stickiness, modest hopping, with lots of spicy heat on the finish / Mild flavors of dark caramel (cola), molasses, and chocolate, with vague vegetal notes underneath / Lacks sufficient ale character, making this seem more of a Marzen with cayenne pepper added.