jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy red, mahogany with good, creamy, tan head, light lacing / Malty nose of caramel, dark fruit, black pepper / Medium to full body, some chew, some sweetness but mostly dry and hoppy, fine balance with bitter, peppery finish / Flavors of caramel, chocolate, date, rye spice, with big black/green pepper bite / A successful flavor combination.
Deu (514) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky deep brown with a smallish beige head that holds pretty well. Aromas of chewy caramel, biscuit, some toffee and lots of spices (peppers). Medium boy and carbonation. Spicy lingering aftertaste too from the peppercorns. Very interesting! Y
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.5oz bottle. Poured a semi-opaque reddish brown color with a one finger thick cream colored head. Initial fruity pear aroma followed by some spicy bread dough and then peppery notes. Taste is bready and sugary at the start, orange peel hops come in towards the middle and give way to a growing heat and some spice. Lots of black pepper towards the end with a lingering burn. After a few sips, the pepper completely dominates the beer. Mouthfeel is slick with fairly high carbonation.
Headbanger (2730) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 9/19/13 (Binny’s Glen Ellyn)-42° in Lager Glass-Pours a darker brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste of chocolate, peppercorn, and pepper. This medium bodied brewed has a lot of flavors going on but still well balanced. Nice job.
jjgmd (1045) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a medium muddy brown color with no head. Nose is malt and spice. Taste is malty with a smack of pepper and pleasant caramel. Finish is peppery with the spice lingering. Decent , from a great microbrewer. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1011) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a muddy brown with a tan head and aroma of spices and malt. The peppers clearly comes through in the taste, with caramel and sweet malt with a spicy, peppery finish that lingers. Nice brew, the peppers really come through nicely in the finish
jdobbs (221) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky deep brown with a smallish beige head that holds pretty well. Aromas of chewy caramel, biscuit, some toffee and some spice. Wow taste is heavily rye up front. Heaps of spicy notes with toffee, caramel, malty biscuit and maybe some dried fruit. Quite a spicy lingering aftertaste too from the peppercorns. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome beer. Big rye notes all the way through, with the slightest undercurrent of malty sweetness, finishing with a distinct black peppercorn flavor which builds a tingly spiciness on the tip of your tongue as the flavor dissipates. Also easy drinking, I could drink a six pack and thoroughly enjoy each one.
sudomorph (260) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark copper with a one finger, off-white, bubbly head that fades to a thin film quickly.
Aroma is large with notes of rye and a hint of roasted malts.
Taste is a mild bitter with a peppery taste on the finish.
Medium body and carbonation. Slightly oily mouth feel.
An interesting beer. You get the rye in the aroma and taste with a long pepper after taste. Not bad but not my favorite.
dohsky (3) - - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Le gout de poivre est trop puissant et surpasse tout le reste et ce, meme pour un amateur de poivre. L’arome est plaisante.