GT2 (8840) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Churchkey for CBC thanks to nmann08 and nimbleprop. Clear golden pour. Nose is heavy esters, pear, mint leaf. Taste is spicy though pretty light, spicy pear and yellow apple. In the back end there is some noticeable heat. Palate is suddy, soapy, a lot of raw grain/oatmeal/grist character coming through.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
transparent honey gold, thinnest white ring head. Nose and flavor of light celery, brown sugar, and bubblegum hints, estery finish, hot throughout.
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very faint aroma, vaguely banana, corn. The appearance is drab, thin, watery, very light head. Taste is plain with a bit of rye, until a strong pepper bite kicks in on the aftertaste, especially on the tip of the tongue. Unique but not particularly enjoyable. Label art is great.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5148) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robert brought this one back from a trip to Boston. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark golden color with a medium sized foamy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was yeasty and funky with a strong black pepper presence and dryish, almost musty undertones. The flavor was dry and very peppery, a bit spicy and musty. Long dry pepper finish. Medium body. Interesting.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured into a tall lager glass. Hazy pale yellow. I don’t get much on the nose, except pepper is present, not overwhelming. Base beer is pretty tasty. Earth/ straw. Decent flavor, little scorch of pepper on the back of the throat. Lingers nicely. Dry finish. Not my style, but I’m not upset about the purchase.
Travlr (13741) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of perfume and flowers. Taste is slightly funky flowers. Nice.
hopscotch (9744) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Hazy amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The nose presents fuzzy fruits and peppery, floral, earthy notes. Light-bodied with jazzy carbonation. Nice, fruity, peppery-warm flavor. Plenty of pepper spiciness and warmth in the finish.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a bottle thanks to a generous trade extra. Golden orange color in the glass. Aromas are of pepper and lemon citrus. Flavors are initially of tangerine and a touch of sweet malt. The peppercorns make their presence known mid palate and on the finish. The slight heat lingers nicely and balances well. Medium in body. Very solid and tasty beer.
alexsdad06 (6119) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized, but quickly diminishing white head. The aroma certainly showcases the peppercorns; black pepper, some floral notes, spicy rye and a splash of fruit. The flavor has all of the nose with some earthy notes and some grass. Interesting brew.
annunz123 (893) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bread, yeast, and a pleasant white pepper aroma. Flavor is dominated by pepper, as is the finish. Gimmicky, but OK.