Blairgus (2586) - 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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troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Dark brown pour and with a small dark brown head. Sweet brown sugar and caramel nose. Taste is of sweet caramel and molasses. Mild grass and lingering residual sweetness in the finish. Not much heat from the ancho. OK overall. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Dirty medium mahogany, light tan head, too light on the fringes of the body... The nose is restrained, just not much going on, light caramel, just sweet no pepper at all... Tastes so boring and a bad mouthfeel makes it hard to drink, light toasted sugar, more caramel, feel is rough and harsh, was so drained on sand pepper. Iím guessing this is the sandpaper... Another bad 5 rabbit but more drinkable then their other flagships
sigh_borg (82) - 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 donít 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).
Lowe1983 (1346) - 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.
deyholla (6568) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Pours a clear amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of bread and grains with a sweet backing. Flavor is is full of earthy grain with a hint of backing chocolate. The slightest hint of pepper in the finish. A bit thin.
charule (1048) - 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.
ARH (363) - 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. itís 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. Itís a unique concept, and I canít 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, Iíd probably grab for this one, but it doesnít really strike my fancy; tough decision if stuck between a dos equis dark or this one.
bhiner41 (180) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
No ancho flavor or sugar. Tastes like a skunked amber bock. I would not recommend this one to anyone. Color is great, no head, no lacing, flat and lacking.
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Vir4030 (508) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Darker beer, maybe a muddy brown with a little dirty tan head. Aroma is a light alcohol and maybe some malty. Flavor is more malty than burned, which I appreciate. But itís still not quite my cup of hoppy IPA.