BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Binny’s LP Tasting room, tulip: pours near opaque with a nice lasting head and very good lace. Lovely brew with just the right amount of heat versus roast and char. Not overly grassy or veggie like most of these peppered beers can be. Hint of chocolate, coffee, and tobacco as well. This is very well executed.
jb (2227) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprised to see this was an IS, the alcohol was well hidden though this is not a super high IS. On tap at Tap and Mallet. Very well done. But I had to keep swigging Anne’s Three Heads beer when the chili’s overpowered my buds. Nose is licorice, smoky, and charred malt. Dark thick palate. Nicely balanced by the peppers that truly acted like peppers can do, they crept up on you. Not overdone but spicy.
mikkelmohr (3) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Growler from taproom, Mira Mesa, San Diego.
Aroma: Chilis, green/red peppers, roasty aromas
Apperance: Dark brown/black, light brown -> beige foam, disapears quickly into thin blondes on glass.
Taste: Really good chili pepper taste, almost smoky - like the chilis were smoked before adding, some malt sweetness and chocolate flavors that are camoflaged a bit behind the pepper & chili taste/aroma.
Finish: Nice Chili warmth - not to much, maybe some alcohol warmth (8,8%)
Overall: I love this beer. Perfect beer for chili-lovers. The chili & pepper aromas and taste balances so greatly with the roasty & chocolate flavors. The base stout does a really great job with the chilis!
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge pepper aroma going on here. Finishes super spicy with some bitterness. Spice overtakes some of more subtle elements of stout, but this makes for a well done spicy stout if that’s your thing. Tap at Snallygaster.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Really like the base, like serranos, so pretty excited here. What lacked in aroma did not in flavor. Intense pepper without covering the base beer or being TOO hot. Thick black pour and body. Heavily roasted with some twang. Loved the combo."
kappldav123 (5030) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, nice head. Heavy malty, earthy aroma. Starts intense malty, quite dry, notes of pepper and chili, not too intense. Finish surprisingly well balanced. Nice!
vtafro (3564) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Strong chilli aromas, some chocolate ad roasted undertones. Chocolate plus chilli, not much else to it.
GarrettB (1057) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
September 29th, 2012 - Through no fault of their own, I exchanged American currency for a sample of Green Flash’s Serrano Double Stout. No doubt pepper based beer connoisseurs have grand things to see about this beer, but I couldn’t find it. The smell is a curious medley of green bell pepper, freshly cooked jalapeños and cheap tobacco - in sum, a 7-11. And the taste is the same. I’m actually baffled. Between the flavors of cheesy jalapeño poppers and a slight smokiness, this is all the taste of those high school 7-11 slushes runs from so long ago, which is to say, disagreeable drinking.
Pyrmir (3418) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Dark brown with light beige head. Aroma of chili, coffee and roasted notes. Taste is pretty spicy with lots of chili, roasted notes, green chili. Tasty
bhensonb (11252) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown/black with garnet glints. Large dark tan head. Aroma is quite chili. Nearly full bodied. Flavor is chocolate and chili. It seems somewhat earthy. Hot, but far from "Crime". Finishes rather dry, and delicious.