HeistAlmighty (1000) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
341ml bottle. The look and smell are much like the amber ale it is based off. The pepper heat comes in on the finish, but the taste of green jalapeños is present throughout. This would be fine enough for cooking or if you really like peppers, but otherwise it is really just a curiosity.
Atheist_Peace (850) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
341ml bottle. Light amber pour with an off-white head that doesn’t stick around. Nose of grain and peppers, and not much else. Starts out with a lot of grain and emptiness and just when you think it’s about the blandest thing you’ve ever drank the pepper heat comes on. Far too hot to be good for anything but cooking and the base beer doesn’t taste like anything.
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is peppers with some biscuit and other lighter malts. The pepper aroma is not near as strong as I expected.
The flavor is much heavier on the peppers. I get some grain notes and the sweetness that comes with it, but I also get a ton of peppers. The peppers are very reminiscent of fresh, green jalapenos, New Mexicos and serrano peppers, not the dried or pickled versions. The heat from the peppers get warmer and warmer the more you drink the beer.
Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Not great by any means, but a whole lot better than other pepper beers such as the infamous Cave Creek Chili Beer.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a foamy off white head. Nose of mexican food and jalapeno peppers. This had flavors of pickled hot peppers, green olives, medium strength pepper cheese with enough homemade bread to give a platform for the pepper flavors. There was a hot pepper burn, but it starts slowly and gets hotter the more you drink. This is a very nice, wierd beer.
TheJester (1644) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 mL bottle. Copper with a small off-white head which fades to a film quite quickly. Aroma is sweet (thin caramel) and spicy (cinnamon) with the hot peppers there as well. Flavour is 85% peppers and 15% malt. Pepper burn doesn’t show up until the finish. Base beer is just solid enough for this to be drinkable.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle, beer #1 of my 5 Garrison ratings tonight, thanks to C & K for all of these. My east coast source! Dark yellow, with a small white head. Not much aroma at all - grain really. Taste - on my. Standard grainy light ale mixed with veggie like heat. Yuck, truly awful. Dumping most of the bottle, truly awful aftertaste, that’s why I started it I guess...
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
[1929-20081225] 341mL bottle. Slightly fizzy grainy mild fruit aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with quick foamy white bubbles. Grainy flavour is really mostly hot chillies and not much else. Medium body has a spicy finish and aftertaste. Poor, would not want a lot more.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear gold with a thin white head. Green pepper aroma with light malt. The pepper is much lighter in the flavor. The burn is mild but there in the back of the throat. Light body.
Strangebrewer (733) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy golden with moderate foamy head. Aroma of peppers. Spicey & sweat, an interesting flavour. A nice burn at the finish, not unpleasent.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright orange with off-white head. Sweet caramel malt with some butter but not much and a nice hint of the pepper. High but soft carbonation. Lots of jalapeno character. Not a whole lot of malt character and if it did have, would be beefed up and a better beer. Leaves a good burn in the throat. Not nearly as bad as I was led to believe.