arminjewell (4206) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish ruby pour with thin off white head, aroma brought rich caramel and toffee, some slight earth and pepper notes, slight smoke and oak presence with a fairly decent chili pepper presence. Taste is a mix of sweet dark sugars with some toffee and caramel, touch of dark fruits, hint of some smoke and oak with a fairly decent chili note, finishing fairly spicy but not overwhelming by any means.
craftbeerdesign (2124) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at Avery. Pours a deep red with an off white head. Light smoke nose with lingering dark fruits. Med body with bright chili peppers, light smoke, dark fruits and sweet malts. Finishes hot and sweet. Good take on chili peppers, but not my thing.
MrRomero (1966) - Nolanville, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Avery. Into a pint glass, poured dark brown with a thin beige head. Mild roasted malt aroma with just a hint of chile. The flavor, I thought, was outstanding. A nice doppelbock initially, perhaps a bit thin, with roasted malt, some sweetness, and then the chile kicked in at the back of my throat during the finish. Not on my tongue, but it went straight to the back of the throat. A very good beer.
adnielsen (6553) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Avery. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. There’s a light smoked pepper element in the nose but it’s not that pronounced. In addition, there’s a mild smokiness (woody), rich caramel malts, and hay/straw in the nose. It has a fairly rich caramel malty, toffee flavor with a moderate amount of campfire smoke and mild to moderate red hot chili peppers (minus the fleas). The name of this one worried me a little bit but the spiciness of the chilies wasn’t that pronounced. It was kind of a weird idea but it turned out not all that badly.
3fourths (7063) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. mild smoke with crisp and snappy aromatic malt, light roast, light chile / spice cabinet bouquet. medium body with firm malt and snappy crispness. chile comes across as crushed red chile flakes and cinnamon / spice cabinet, warning late with prickly acid and lingering chile heat. about as well-made as most of their other lagers (at least the ones not dressed up too much), which is generally better than their ales.
Ratman197 (7761) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Avery poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toasted malt, light toffee, light chilies and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a warming finish. Flavors of toasted malt, tobacco, light toffee and light chilies with a crisp warming malty finish.