boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle: This one pours an almost clear, darker golden color. There was a small white head that didn’t linger long. Nice nose. A little musty to start. Some notes of honey and the cocoa. The taste is good. A bit of the cocoa on top, but not overdone. A faint amount of the peppers, but no heat or any real bite from them. A touch dry in the finish, and very smooth. Very nice.
Atheist_Peace (707) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Fairly clear dark golden pour with lots of floaters. Thin white head. Very spicy nose. Cocoa, spice and fruit on the palate.
Strykzone (3816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear and moderately carbonated. Light brown. Oh , that is mot carbonation, it is floaties. Unusual flavors. Earth and odd spices. Pepper is light and it has only a little heat. Very unique and interesting. Not one I would seek out.
ThisWangsChung (493) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brief write-up. This is a strange offering, but neither in a good or bad manner. Chiles and dry honey come through on the finish, while the initial flavors are too nondescript for my tastes. Not very enjoyable - but it would make an incredible cooking adjunct, so I’ll be generous with my score.
CampesinoTino (613) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml Bottle. Surprisingly golden orange in appearance with off-white head and lots of particles floating around in the glass. Aroma is a mix of chili powder, cocoa nibs and floral honey. The flavor is predominately fire roasted chiles and honey with notes of cocoa powder, dessert spice and cereal malt toward the end. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a peppery alcohol finish. Overall, a flavorful blend of chocolate, honey and chili flavors.
Iphonephan (1228) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Gaithersburg brew house. Pours a cloudy orange amber with an off white head. Mild malt aroma. Nice blending of flavors with non of the special ingredients dominating. Quite drinkable and unusual.
anderson01 (191) - Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy appearance. Amber color with minimal head. Lacing spotty at best. Honey and vanilla are noticeable in the aroma. There is a hint of bubble-gum that comes out in the aroma after it warms up a little bit. Peppermint all of a sudden hits me in the face as I went to taste it. A little watery on the palate. Carbonation medium. Medium-bodied beer. The finish leaves a slight sweetness on the lips. Definitely can taste honey in the beginning and finishes with a little heat. Dogfish head did not disappoint. Very enjoyable beer. Refreshing.
Hammy78 (614) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pores a light copper colour with a big white head that dies down to nothing. No lace. Nose of caramel malt, booze, bit of wood. Tastes a bit of alcohol burn, that lingers, which makes me think its the pepper. Caramel too.
freeofthoughts (522) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy golden yellow with off white head. Light aroma of sweetness and pale grains. The flavor is musty slightly off pale grains with a touch of sweetness and a healthy chili powder spice. The carbonation is sparkling and leaves a bit of the honey lingering with the chili?s. Not bad but slightly musty grain puts a soon on it with the added ingredients and it would not be a go to flavor. Very different for a cocoa chili beer.
ryecatcher (354) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, dull apricot color with thin white head and good lacing. Nose is unassuming (light maltiness, a hint of cacao pods). Mouth is creamy and slightly sweet, with an almost Scotchy malty heather note and some faint heat from the chiles towards the back of the throat, then a smooth transition through some honey and hints of cocoa. Finishes slightly warm. Nice