DrnkMcDermott (2898) - 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 I’ve 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 niño! 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.
bunget (669) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at Mondial de la Biere in Montreal. Cloudy brown body, small white head. Aroma of roasted malt, prunes, chocolate, light smokiness. Taste of brown sugar, prunes, chocolate, burned caramel. Where’s the heat?
czar (5568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample at mondial de la bière 2015 - mtl. unclear dark golden with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. spicy burnt caramel maltiness, spicy chilies - fresh but still leaving a vegetal matter taste; lightly smoked red berries, salt and other minerals. light carbonation, light body, semi-sweet spicy chili-tingling finish. not chili overdone but unilayered burnt caramel. o-k.
RickTheRick (602) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brune foncée aux reflets acajou, une mousse quasi inexistante se pose sur la bière. Des arômes épicés tels que la cannelle et la muscade s’agencent à des odeurs de malt rôti. Plus sucrée qu’épicée en bouche, le piment se pointe discrètement en finale pour ajouter une chaleur agréable. C’est spécial, mais je ne fus pas impressionné outre-mesure.
bnokk (196) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
AROMA - very light Belgian scent. Not too much else.
APPEARANCE - very light golden color, totally clear with light head.
TASTE - hints of Belgian flavor, but overall a pretty weak offering even for a blonde.
Ernest (6698) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate syrup, caramel), with a note of vanilla, hint of cherry.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
A very simple, flabby/watery, sugary porter. No apparent heat (or odor) from the chiles.
miyauchi38 (701) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19128) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty weak spicy caramel flavor with weak hints of chili. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish with weak hints of chili.
Borup (7629) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, herbs, spice and bread.
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. DArk amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma. Caramel, sugar, herbs, some spice, fruits. Flavour. Sweetness, caramel, fruits, chocolate, herbs, sugar. Medium bodied. Ends sweet and caramelly. Lihgt chile bite.
joergen (23370) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy red-brown colored with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and chocolate.
Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel and chocolate.