DietPepsican (1560) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013 Pounded a few of these with Lieutenant Worf in the holodeck recently. Hot. hot, heat, my brothers. Plenty of heat but nice sweet pepper flavor as well, pretty good burn on the finish but that dissipates quickly.
nimbleprop (6338) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2015
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
750ml bottle with heavy orange wax pours a murky amber with some cloudy, white head. Looks terrible. Nose has mild Fresno pepper, some strawberry, malt. Flavor has bile and some yellow bell pepper, lots of tomato, some chili, some tabasco. Finishes with some acetic tabasco in the throat.
radagast83 (6101) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a hazy, almost muddy brown color with an off-white head. surprisingly not awful. no heat though. strawberry fruit roll up with tomato paste notes? I guess - I’m probably trying to be way more critical of this than I’d normally be. This is actually not awful for my first CIB beer.
Iphonephan (4985) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at the Nov 2015 RateBeer gathering. Pours a murky brown with a scant tan head. Grassy nose. Flavors of pepper and caramel.
GenDV138 (4097) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Hazy brown with beige head. Aromas of orange, light peppers. Tastes of orange citrus, light pepper. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle courtesy of HuskerTan, thanks - I think. Generously shared with my grateful tasting group. Pour wax job, one appearance point off. Murky orange color. Aroma of spiced orange peel. Taste has pepper flesh, light heat and spice. Inoffensive.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a small fizzy beige head. Aroma of V-8 juice, chilies, spoiled fruit, and caramel. Flavor of chili peppers, blood mary, and spoiled fruit.
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
0.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 bootled wale slayed thanks to andy (nobody). my second CIB and now i have a little bit more than no cred.
Fresh out of power tools and happen to be buzzed quick so the waxed cap on this one can eat shit. pours muddy murky flat cola brown once it is finally oop vir.
aroma of coca cola dimetap rootbier. big sweet figgy toffeed jelly doughnut. bit of vinegar prunes.
taste offers red wine vineger, old doughy tomatoes. that lingering finish has a harsh onslaught of rough chili pepper mold. session bile. notably less drinkable than anticipated. a two sip dip.
some little bug seems to be getting real wased in my bier. but i think i got him out okay maybe.
Strykzone (5897) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Some pepper in the aroma and the flavor. The pepper grows. This beer brought huge sweetness and peppers and almost nothing else.
bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, purchased lovingly from John’s grocery and carefully stored for the perfect moment to spring it on the tasting group. Again, loving that little string in the wax - makes life much easier. Pour is hazy ruby amber, small beige head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is orange, pepper, cleaning fluid, malts. Flavor is medium sweet, a bit of tartness (infection?), medium heat - not overpowering by any means. Pepper flavors evident. Light body. After Morning Wood I was expecting the worst, but I must say this was a surprisingly drinkable beer. Another CIB tick for me, along with the shot of RB street cred that goes with it!
barn0216 (532) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown with red tone color. Smell of dried mango rolled in chili pepper. Similar flavor with heat. Not as bad as morning wood is the best i can say. Off putting.