pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Breakside 2/16 for Zwickelmania 2013. Red amber in color. Full-bodied taste with a smokey, peppery spice to it. Surprisingly easy-drinking.
chriszfat (74) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bomber. Pours clear amber with substantial head. Aroma is mild to non existant. Drinks light with not much of a finish. Has slight build of the chili bit mot much. Needs something more.
ddemmingjr (795) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home watching the cavs game. Pours clear dark golden, off white head. Not a ton going on in the nose. Mild vegetable notes. Some warming heat eventually but kind of bland in general
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dfinney23 (2574) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber with a finger of off-white head. Caramel malt and smoky, peppery goodness. Quite complex and not overly spicy.
Ernest (7120) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy/creamy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of butter, frosting, vegetables/chiles.
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, lightly to moderately burning.
Not a lot happening in the nose, seemingly some diacetyl though, and as with most chile beers I really donít understand why youíd want a vegetal note in beer, it just makes it smell off, akin to DMS. The flavor balance errs on the sweet side but as expected itís somewhat burning in the aftertaste, which they may have intended to try to help balance the sugars. Overall kind of unpleasant and clunky.
Lagerboy (1807) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Clear orange copper, creamy fine off-white foam settles and lasts. Lightly spiced toasted caramel malt aroma. Taste is lightly sweet lean caramel malt and not much else, no hops, no heat. Average carbonation, thin bodied, low hopped. Disappointing. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
Nocturne (1594) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bakushu Club Popeye, Tokyo. Reddish orange shade. Short head. Piney hops throughout. Did not know that this was brewed with peppers and found the heat strange. Now that I know, I can say that their attempt was successful, but that it doesnít make for a great beer. Intriguing but not for me.
floqqulator (4) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Light amber copper in color. Rich, earthy taste. Good, balanced smoked chile flavors. Subtle and lingering slow burn. Tastes like a sun-drenched dirt field, in a good way.
DuffMan (8803) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Manito, Spokane. Our final destination after hitting 12 breweries on the NW Ale Trail for TvMís bachelor party. Red-orange hue, earthy caramel aroma and flavour, soft ripe tropical fruit nuances, peppery capsicum note in the finish. No heat that I could detect, but a really nicely flavoured amber.
onceblind (6623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brilliant amber with a sticky foamy off white head. The nose has this wonderful complexity of earthy sweetness and lovely non-acidic or hot peppry tones. Nice quaffable body and flavor thatís just right all-around. Nice earthy sweetness, amber biscuitiness, and a non-spicy green pepper flavor thats complimentary to the earthy sweet red malt.
skoisirius (1887) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Honestly smells sweet and caramelly with a tiny singe of pepper and vegetable. Flavors up front are almost appleish with sweet malts that blend right into a light but known pepper singe in the finish. Not as spicy as me and me girlie were hoping for, but still a decent brew.