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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A unique take on an American strong ale - this digestif of a beer is dark gold in color and is brewed with honey malt, cocoa, and a mix of red Thai an habanero chiles. It is sweet, spicy, and strong.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at the brewpub in Portland, OR. Pours a cloudy, deeper orange-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is peppery chiles with a bit of a coffee and cocoa, a somewhat toasty malt backing with a light honey sweetness, and a light heat. Flavor is similar. Lots of chile peppers with a bit of a green herbal note, but well balanced with a somewhat sweet toffee and toasted malt backing. Touches of cocoa and coffee with a light honey sweetness before this finishes fairly dry and somewhat bitter with a good amount of peppery heat and a bit of a cinnamon spice. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice beer. Lots of hot chile peppers, but well balanced with a nice malt backing and a few spice notes. Good one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6309) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
On tap at Breakside Brewing, pours a hazy amber orange with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted nuts, toffee and some miscellaneous spices I cannot discern. Flavour is complex, full of spices, some feint chipotle peppers giving a nice kick, some toffee nut, some cinnamon and other spices I can’t pick up. Unique and unusual, but very drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours red brown. Some strong malt taste that is quickly overwhelmed by a big hit of pepper. Strong and spicy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Draught at brewpub. Great looking beer. Malty aroma with a rubbing alcohol note. Flavour is alcohol with a little malt. Not much of a finish. This beer tastes a lot like whisky.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Faint maltiness on the nose. Clear, dark golden with orange highlights. Pepper heat starts and influences the rest of the flavor; moderate bitterness. Medium light mouthfeel. An interesting beer. The pepper heat is noticeable, but not over the top. Adds more to the flavor than actual spiciness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4130) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap @ Breakside... Poured clear, golden with a white head. Lots of honey sweetness, toasty grain quality, herbal, mild heat. Super well balanced. Like drinking a sugar cereal with some spice in the finish.


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