haddon90 (1587) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 16, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
very intersting. A spicy beer if that's your thing. The jalapeno in the bottle gives it away. I've been to Crazy Ed's Horny Toad, so it's what I expected. The best way to drink it is by chugging it. I'm living proof of that!
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2003
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Harsh--interesting but harsh, like drinking jalapeno juice. Spicy! Run to the water faucet and open your mouth. Not a bad flavor--I had this next to two other chili beers (Rio Grande Pancho Verde and Serrano Pepper Ale) and this was the most authentic in aroma and flavor. It is definitely not the worst beer in the world, but it is extremely difficult to drink. If you really love spicy things you might be able to stomach this.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2003
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Too hot! The legend of this beer is what made me try it. Horrible. I did not finish this bottle. How come they keep on making it?
ElGaucho (2340) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2003
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Smells like stale beer & chilis. No head; totally flat (probably from the oils in the chili, which is stuck in the bottle!) Very hot flavor; hard to drink; burns on the way down. I like hot food, but this is not pleasant. Great for practical jokes or for dares, hazing, etc.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Corn, pepper and plastic aroma? Pale yellow, almost no head, and a gigantic green floaty! Tastes like the usual light and fluffy beer, until the chili pepper kicks in. (I think it would be good mixed in with a batch of rice.) Hot, but not overwhelming. High marks for the chutzpah to place a whole chili pepper in each bottle. Josh, I finished mine, Ringo, I tried the pepper too, and it was kind of quiet.
RolickingRoecq (1) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2003 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer is great.HOT yeah!!! take a few chugs the rest goes down smooth. Just like rebanaditas.
leaparsons (9270) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Excuse me while I laugh. Ha ha! A Chilli, in the bottle! I like hot food, but I won't be wanting a hot beer again. This is nasty enough to be the worst beer I have ever had. Unpleasant, vile and barely drinkable. Give it to your enemies.
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 12, 2003
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Too bad I can't rate it less than a .6. This stuff is NASTY. My girlfriend bought me a bottle of this crap just to try it. It came in a 12 oz. clear bottle. It was so old, the pepper had turned a grayish brown color. I don't know what color it was supposed to be, but it has long since passed it's prime, that much is certain. I didn't even waste my time using a glass on this swill. A faded, washed out yellow color, with that nasty colored pepper in the bottom. As soon as I opened it, I knew it had spoiled. Smelled like rotten, old tennis shoes. Tasted terrible. Just plain hot. No beer flavor or aroma. Smelled like hot sauce also. I won't bother buying this crap, that's for sure. I ended up pouring it out after 2 sips. Nasty stuff, this.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2003
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I tried this out of sheer curiosity. Is it as bad as everyone says? Yes and no. The first whiff of it was nothing short of disgusting. The floating pepper also did nothing for me. The first sip was a mix between terror and curiosity - "so that's what it's like to get shot" kind of a mindset. The taste of the beer wasn't so good, but I've had worse. And the aftertaste was like fire. After a few more sips, my mouth started to feel like I had been drinking out of bottle of salsa. I felt that maybe this beer would complement some nachos quite well. Did I finish an entire bottle? No.
Qslugs (2) - USA - MAY 1, 2003 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Imagine if you (s)will; Carbonated jalepeno pepper juice. There you have it. This beverage must be meant as a novelty item or gag gift. I can't imagine anyone seriously drinking Chili Beer on a regular basis.