savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ CB. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, jalapeno, smooth smoke and some coffee. Flavor is semi-sweet chocolate, smoke and a light pepper heat. Medium body with a long spicy finish. Great beer, they found a nice balance with the porter, smoke character and chili heat.
Criz (149) - - NOV 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2oz sample. Strong jalapeño on the nose. Taste is all earthy smoke and dirt. Needs a bite from the jalapeno. Somewhat watery mouthfeel. Easy pass.
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 2014 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Black, thin white head. Smells like, well, smoked jalapeno mixed with coffee. Taste is peppery coffee, and a little bit of smoke. Nice mix of flavors, Very enjoyable...
tectactoe (2737) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: Deep, rich mahogany color with a frisky beige color that lasts for the entirety of the brew. Aroma is jalapeño all the way; seriously, it’s like sniffing a real jalapeño pepper. Hint of smoke, peated malt, & roast underneath the peppery goodness. Flavor of smoked jalapeños with a big-time charred, ashy skin aspect. Hand of roasted malt hold the pepper profile upwards with a light woodsy & peaty essence flowing in towards the finish with only the lightest kiss of subtle sweetness. Lingering pepper heat in the throat, growing with each sip. I wish the "smoked" aspect of the beer was equally as prominent as the pepper, but this one was nice.
AndyW68 (1184) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy brown orange with off white head. Aroma is pure jalapeño. Taste is strong creamy jalapeños. Good beer. Not for me.
Itzjerm (1473) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin fading head. The taste is very balanced malty with a slight jalapeno bite. Aroma is very light on the pepper side but it is present. Smokiness works very well with the jalapeno.
alexsdad06 (6307) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Pours a clear dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have nice smoked malts, spicy peppers, ash, dark chocolate, earthy bitterness, decent body and mouthfeel. The ashy smoke lingers through the finish.
thorongil2 (1433) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear very dark borwn colour with s medium tall brown head; aroma of smoke, peat, earth; earthy an smoky flavour with a medium long sour finish; interesting
tmongoose (1474) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft and pours a darkish brown with off white head. the aroma is smoke. I like smoke. get some roasted malts and smoke. the flavor is more of the same and I was wondering where the jalapeno is until is burped and there it was...not much in the initial flavor but on the back end you get a little bit of the pepper burn. as for a smoke beer its decent and pretty middle of the road. but nothing else.
Tmoney99 (11371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured hazy dark brown with an average tan frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy smoke malt and roasted peppers aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet smoked flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex good beer.
phaleslu (7062) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in a sampler at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a cloudy brown with amber edges and a small beige head. Aroma of smoked malts, jalapeño and chipotle peppers, toast, leather, and tobacco. Flavor of the same malts and peppers and tobacco. Man, the peppers are subtle and so is the smoke. So well-balanced. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Drinks like a liquid version of your grandpa’s jacket he wore to the bar when he got home from the war. Fucking manly.