nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Churchkey during CBC week. Pours a clear dark gold with zero head. Nose is a nice mix of green peppercorns, candy sugar, over ripe fruit, cheese. Flavor has bright fruit but also earthy peppercorns, apples, jalapeno, malt, hay, grass. Medium bodied, sweet and spicy finish. I really liked the combination.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Drew, I think. Pours an orangey gold with a persistent white head. Nose is loaded with orange peel. Not much in the way of pepper in the nose. Some earthy and fruity notes. On tasting, fruity but it has a muddy palate. Earthy, light tartness. Pepper is low overall, some light heat. Weird and not really anything special.
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a large, foamy white head with good lace and retention. Aromas are strongly peppery, spicy, earthy, green pepper corns, bay leaves, nutmeg. Fertilizer. Medium phenol, dry apple. Malt is a touch stickier smelling than I like. Rustic, but overdone pepper aroma. Flavors are hugely peppery. A glass maybe, but why I’d this in a 22oz bottle?! Huge black pepper burn, green pepper flavor. All spice on the back end with pepper, nutmeg and tobacco. Low malt , medium ester. Dry, lively bubbles, harshly spicy.
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours hazy golden amber with white head. Aroma lemons, oranges, peppercorns, herbal, Flavors strong peppercorns, coriander, herbal. Not much. Too much peppercorns.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, 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 (3727) - 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 (229) - 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 (5658) - 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 (16791) - 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.