decaturstevo (5750) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold/red pour with white head and lace. Aroma of abv, light malt. Flavor hints of light malt an after taste of pepper. Decent carbonation and mouthfeel. Not as show stopper but not an undrinkable offering either.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Novare Res.
Hold the phone. This is insane. This beer pours an unassuming deep reddish color. The nose is kind of foreign, and actually a very stark contrast from the beer taste. But the flavors...my god. Letís see what Iíve got here, chili peppers, semi-sweet chocolate, honey. Holy what a mix! This is fantastic. Iíd love to have this again. Great work DFH.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 45 degrees. Pours an orange amber with a slight haze dissipating white head. Aroma of honey and holiday spices. Medium bodied that approaches a syrupy texture. Pale malt backdrop with honey at the forefront, complimented an aggressive but not overdone spiciness. The cocoa and annatto add some nuances to the mix. Finish has some accents of wood and just a hint of alcohol. Nothing really stands out on the palate, instead combining to create what comes across as a spiced holiday wheat wine. I was expecting a bizarre and unique beer based on the description, and this did not quite do that. No chocolate bomb here. However, I did enjoy the beer and I think itís worth trying at least once.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden with decent white head. malty nose. flavor is subtle, with lingering chocolate and some spice from the chilies. not much depth. not their best effort
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden colored ale with a long lasting white head of cream. Nose isnít lacking in its vibrancy, but doesnít have a lot of complexity. Flavor is very sweet, with a honeyed fruit character. Mead-like. Not a complex beer, but interesting and pleasant tasting.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of honey and cocoa. Flavors of cocoa...then after a delay some smokey chillies with a honey finish. A very fun beer to share with a crowd. Nothing you would crave for on a warm day.
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Pretty much the coolest description of the brewing technique of any beer ever. Hell, donít know how to describe this one. Interesting profile, but canít put my finger on anything exceptional or shitty. After the hype of reading the label Iím very disappointed. But 9% is pretty badass.
DSG (11468) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(11/9/08) Bottle at friendsí house in Philadelphia (thanks Jeff). Clear deep golden. Aroma of malt, caramel, some chocolate, honey notes and some spiciness. Sweet flavor with malt, some cocoa hints, honey notes, spiciness and alcohol. Medium-bodied.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #600. Bottle thanks to my secret santa mcbackus. Dark hazy orange with a thin off white and quick head. Aroma is chilies, honey. Taste is nice honey florals, some cocoa bitter in the finish and if you let this on your lips I thought I could feel the chilies.
Ratman197 (13072) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear copper with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of chilies, fruittiness, honey, light carmel and a hint of cacao. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of fruittiness, chilies, honey, cacao and light carmel with a smooth bittersweet finish.