GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours reddish brown with fluffy off white head. aroma is a rich caramel malty sweetness with a little bit of spice and dried apricot. Taste is caramel, maybe a little bit roasty, with the peppercorns and fruit rounding out the back end. nice mouthfeel with the pepper adding a little bite. Very tasty, and quite unique flavor
lello4ever (3) - ITALY - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color ambra-bronzo, schiuma compatta e molto persistente. Aroma pungente, bevuta molto interessante per il sapore di spezie e di pepe. Bilanciata e piacevole.
shoulderbroken (2314) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brewdog Glasgow. Nice price. Pepper finish is very nice. Start is a little less exciting. Bit of caramel, don’t quite get the rye. Spice increases further down. Like it. But apart from the pepper feels like a British amber. Bit of toffee. Very smooth. Glad I tried it.
shorlin (702) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not getting much in the way of pepper in the nose, mostly malt and caramel. Appearance is reddish brown with a little rim of head. Taste is extremely interesting, with a basic malty profile that turns to a decent pepperiness which really doesn’t overwhelm. Feel is sort of tingly with the pepper and medium bodied. Really quite good.
UXO (467) - CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear medium amber with a short finger of off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is muted, spicy peppercorns, rye, pale malt. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter, moderate pepper. (7/10) Medium body, low sustained carbonation, mildly peppery finish. (4/5)
A little odd but quite drinkable - certainly better than some of the chile beers I’ve tried. The spiciness comes across as mild peppercorns, giving a gentle heat in combination with the rye sharpness and hop bitter. Not a beer for everyone, certainly, but I enjoyed it. Perhaps a little better than the sum of its parts. (16/20)
MayumiH (201) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home alone. Mild, spicy, peppery, nice rye presence. Interesting one.
Beardbeerman (136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
341ml bottle served at 6 degrees in a flute glass:
Pours a clear copper body with fiery bronze highlights, topped by half a finger of fine and creamy beige foam. The head shrinks to a porous layer but still shows great micro lacing properties.
The nose offers great spicy notes of pepper (obviously) but also of fresh cilantro and smoky paprika. This ale has very nice aromas just inviting you to fire up the grill.
On the tongue, pepper is there all the way with some rye paired with roasted malts. The combination of the barley malts with the pepper and roasted features give great density and bitterness to the product. This full-bodied ale finishes with an interesting peppery sting on the tip of the tongue.
This is a very interesting product I would totally pair with grilled beef (a nice cut mind you) or even use in a marinade. You could even use some of it to prepare your very own peppercorn sauce to go with your meat!
nicocanta (47) - - DEC 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bière de seigle, brassée avec du poivre. Je m’attendais à beaucoup plus d’originalité. Le poivre est très discret. Trop discret. Pas mauvais mais pas transcendant. Qualité de bulles pas top.
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours clear orange with a beige head, aroma of cardboard, black pepper, flavor is spiced with black pepper, malt, malt acidity, cardboard, medium bodied.
Clarkdvm (187) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Unique beer. The companies description is spot on other than the chocolate & caramel- did not notice those flavors. The peppery spice finish is awesome.
ametras (532) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle. Hazy copper with a frothy off-white head. Flavors are cereals, caramel, black pepper and roasted malts with fruity and spicy notes. Lingering, tingling peppery finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.