Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a small tan head. The aroma has a good bit of cinnamon in it as well as some earthy pepper notes and chocolate. The flavor has a good bit of spicy, green pepper notes. There is also some definitely cayenne pepper in the flavor. The cinnamon and chocolate are hidden in the flavor behind the spicy pepper notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF. Dark brown pour. Light brown head. Aroma is all chili up front, some green pepper then you get a hint of the roast, chocolate and dark fruit. Flavor is spicy, quite hot. Behind the heat are some fruity and roasty notes with hints of dark chocolate. A lot going on. You donít want this if you donít like heat.
NikkTwist (1349) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Dark pour. Lots of full pepper flavors and heat. Challenge for the tongue but lots of interesting dark notes despite a very strong heat that builds with each sip. Not for the faint of heart but a worthy challenge.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with quickly dissipating brown head. Nose of molasses, BBQ sauce, cayenne, cinnamon, chili pepper and toasted chocolate malt. Taste is mostly cayenne pepper with cocoa and toasted chocolate malt and hints of cinnamon. Other chili flavors linger in background. Lingering cayenne pepper heat in finish, but not overpowering. Body is a bit thick at times.
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Half Time, 10/13/12
Aroma: The nose has chili, roasted malts, some chocolate, and a little cinnamon
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with very little head and no lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet up-front, it gets roasty, and then finishes rather spicy/peppery
Palate: The body is medium, it has a soft carbonation, and a long, somewhat dry, hot pepper feel to the finish
This one is really interesting. Thereís a lot of hot pepper spice, I really got a lot more chili then I have in most other chili beers Iíve tried. The chocolate is there too, but the pepper is what stands out. I found it really interesting, but at the same time, I canít imagine drinking it regularly since the drinkability is pretty low because of the peppery burn. Still, for a gimmick beer, it is quite interesting, and pretty good.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - RBAG. From my RBAG Commemorative Glass. Pours clear black, thin tan head, poor lacing. Nose is big spice, hickory, smoke, bacon, some heat, really dig the aroma here. Flavours are HOLY FUCK THIS IS HOT!!!!! Smoke, chipotle, big heat, earth, nice fudge/cocoa, dry, spicy and HOT! Jesus, this is a nice beer, but they didnít have to turn it up to 11 so hard!
thornecb (4113) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black into a snifter. Off-white head crackles and recedes to stillness. Sweet caramel, cinnamon and mild chili aromas. Thin with sweet cinnamon upfront turning to hot chocolate before the lasting chili burn.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Very spicy. Almost too spicy. It really reminded me of a bowl of chili, not chili peppers. it was also a lot like mole sauce because of the chocolate notes. The heat was also more like cinnamon in aroma, but more like peppers in flavor. This was one of the spiciest beers Iíve ever had that was still good.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown with an average, tan to light brown head that fully diminished very quickly and left no lacing. The aroma had moderate chili and mole sauce, chocolate syrup, and roasted malts; light molasses and caramel malts; hints of smoke; maple syrup; cinnamon; chili peppers; meat; a little barbecue sauce; and hints of coffee. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and acidic, slightly sour and bitter, and moderately spicy; while the finish was lightly sweet, bitter and acidic, and heavily spicy. There was chocolate, mole sauce, bowl of chili, peppers, cinnamon, chocolate syrup, maple syrup and caramel. The medium body was oily and spicy with soft but slightly tingly carbonation and a spicy finish.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG Summer Session 2012. Dark brown, brief beige head. Aroma is beautiful mole chocolate and chili, lightly vegetal undertones. Chocolate and cinnamon flavours with an intense chili heat deep in the throat, preceded by a vegetal flavour. Dry and hot, but so chocolatey and flavourful. I loved this crazy beer with its creepy horror movie insectoid-alien-penis label art!
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours particulate black with no head; particles are reminiscent of powdered chilis. Aroma is heavy peppers, lightly smoked notes, chocolate, raisins and prune notes fight through the peppers. Flavor is heavy peppers and spice, chocolate, light smoke, dark fruity esters, and a sweet finish with plenty of heat around. Medium body and light carbonation.