puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at MBGSF. A pepper beer. A barleywine. Not exactly the combination one is looking for during a 97 degree outdoor festival. This is heavy and harsh, and all the intense bitterness and sweetness that comes with a big barleywine is exaggerated here by the chilis. On another day, I may have enjoyed this more.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the Michigan Summer Beerfest, 2010, as part of RBSG festivities. Pours a brown color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of spicy chili peppers. The taste is peppers, chocolate and light fruity notes. Medium bodied with a lingering heat.
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mich Brewer’s Fest. 8% ABV. 100% pepper beer. Decidedly still beer, but decidedly emphasizing pepper flavor (at some heat, especially in the finish). Really captured the pepper flavor well, beyond that it was standard ale I suppose.