jackl (3444) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ CPBF 2013. The pour’s ruddy reddish brown with a small tan head. The nose is light chili, some cocoa, chocolate. A bit of roasted malts. Accents of sweet vanilla. The taste is light toast, some tobacco. Toffee and bitter chocolate. Chili heat on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, nice chili integration. Great.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Rake. Deep ruby no head. Choc aroma. Chilli comes through. Not massive chilli. Sweetness of choc is good. Pretty decent. Interesting
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Rake, London. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, beige cream head. Lots of sweet cocoa on the nose. Medium sweet flavor, some sugary chocolate, light earth, mild chili heat. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish with light, roasty dryness, more chocolate, some lingering chilies, a bit of caramel. Decent.
Scopey (4579) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Green Dragon, Croydon. It pours hazy deep brown with a medium beige head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, caramel, chocolate and just a touch of chilli pepper in the background. The taste is initially pretty sweet actually...caramel, cola and brown sugar then the chilli heat ramps up (but not to an unacceptable level), then some wood, touch of green veg and milk chocolate. Finishes up dry and moderately spicy. Medium body and soft carbonation. Actually the balance is pretty spot on, I assume they have made the base beer a lot sweeter to handle the sweetness. The body is definitely fuller than the regular entire. Good stuff - one of the few chilli beers I could easily drink a half of.