KyotoLefty (8125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Hoppy Loft. Bready orange nose with big black pepper and a bit of honey. Deep gold color with lace. Huge black pepper flavor practically drowns out everything else and tastes like ass. There is some lemon and bread still recognizable. This is just wrong. No wonder they are selling it off at like 7 euros.
fitwitchik (431) - Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter gold slightly amber with a white head.
Funky barnyard aroma. Yep like a good farmhouse ale
Taste is malty hops with the feel of earth.
Respectable beverage with a nice woody feel finishing with peppercorn. Slightly peppery but not as strong as would have thought. A bit more spice would make this more palatable.
Overall decent & enjoyable.
77ships (6130) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of tderoeck. Thx! 650 ml. bottle sampled during Zwanze Day shenanigans. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Nose is soapy, chemical with a tang, bitter pepper & herbs + hops. Taste is soapy mixed with candy sugar, bitter herbs and pepper, sweet malts and herbs with some fruity hops. The peppery finish is very nice & good, I just don’t like a lot of the flavours that come before the finish, wish it was more like the finish. Frankly bit of a mess this one in my opinion. I had no issue with drinking it, not too strong as far as the intensity of the pepper goes. Full & a bit oily body. Out of the types of pepper used, I must say that I get the white one probably most. I have never had green or pink pepper.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Hay and toasted malt aroma with spice and light yeast. Spice and yeast flavor with hay. Medium bodied. Spice and hay lingers with yeast and light fruitiness.
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold pour with a 2 finger, creamy white head. Aroma is full of pepper, earthy spice, some sharp, fruity esters and a bit of cereal. Flavor is black pepper, earth, floral and planty notes and lots of doughy yeast. Medium body with a velvety entry, leading to a slightly chalky, but still creamy finish with a light, but sharp and blanketing carbonation and noticeable black pepper heat that lingers and warms the throat and stomach a bit. Good, but not really much going on besides the pepper. I really wish I would have though ahead and bought a nice juicy ribeye to accompany the rest of this bottle. That seems to be the best use for pepper heavy beers.
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright honey colored pour with a small ivory head. Spicy black pepper, yeast, buttermilk biscuit, caramel, and grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel. Nothing earth-shattering.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with frothy white head. Aroma has lots of spice, floral citrus, and a bit of subtle yeast. Taste is lightly sweet with a peppery crisp finish. Great beer
Mora2000 (6100) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up at Hokus Pokus in Gonzales, LA. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of peppercorns with some wheat and yeast. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of pink peppercorn notes as well as some yeast, light floral notes, light heat and biscuit malt. Very nice mix of spice and malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The taste is very spicy, with peppercorn and white pepper. The white pepper attacks from the back of my tongue and up into my nasal cavity. Citrus flavors are of lemon and subtle orange. The finish is very spicy with grassy notes and lingering citrus. An interesting take on the style.
Strykzone (5898) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at esbls. I had this right after some really hot pepper salsa. A clear bourbon colored beer. Thin foam. Peppers all over this one. Not much else that I can get.