argo0 (13070) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Beige head atop lightly hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, some chocolate, vanilla, light alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, cocoa, berry, some alcohol. Medium-full body, low carbonation, smooth. Not at all what I expected.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark red with a small off white head. Aroma of chili, chocolate and honey. Flavor was spicy with a honey/hot chocolate finish. Medium body with mild carbonation.
garthicus (2906) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
HogtownHarry’s bottle. Awesome label. App: Golden yellow/orange with a medium white head/ Aroma: Honey/Spice. Flavour: Honey, spice, slight chili, chocolate too, very interesting, slight alcohol burn and some cloves(?) in the finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2702) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours and orange reddish color with a small bone colored head. Nose: chili, cocoa powder, earth, and honey. Taste like spicy honey and cocoa. Thin mouthfeel. Weird warming burning bite on the back end. I am not sure how I feel about this one. Kind of tasty.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2010 Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a finger width off-white head and a chill hazed golden body. Aroma is husky with chilli peppers, chocolate, honey, alcohol burn and dirt. Taste is sweet but spicy with peppers and honey. Alcohol is well hidden. Watery mouthfeel and a bit flat. Peppers when mixed with 9% ABV can tend to burn, but this keeped it in check decently.
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a peachy hazy amber with fair offwhite head. Aroma is fruity, but not a fruit that i can place. Flavor is caramel and malty but with a little grassiness. there is a burnt or earthy quality, but not in the way that is smoked malt. Pretty cool for the history, Not bad for 3000 years old, but still, brewing has come a long way....
mar (5240) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. nice amber pour with a thin cream head that dissipates fast. notes of honey, alcohol, sweet malts and fruits. wow a bold chocolate flavor that finishes clean with honey and apples.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brother Tuckers in Pompano Beach. Rich amber color. Very small head. Aroma is malty, chocolate and I can smell the chilies. The chilies are evident on the tongue as well as the honey. It has a tiny kick as it finishes from the spciy chilies. It is very good. Unique and worth a try for sure.
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, spices, pepper, wood, yeast, and nuts. Taste of caramel, honey, citrus fruits, cocoa, nuts, and green chiles in the finish.
malrubius (2555) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle split in tumbler. Hazy copper with lasting ring. Spicy grainy woodsy aroma. Medium sweet honey with grainy grassy lingering woodsy (chili?) bitterness. Medium-full body, medium low carbo. NIce texture. Too much of that bitter spicy stuff for me, but not bad overall. These crazy creations always worry me a bit, but they are always a little better than I expect.