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.
Tmoney99 (13250) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at MBGSF10. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy peppers and spice aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex hot spice flavor with a medium to heavy hot finish of moderate to long duration. Another complex good brew for style.
alexsdad06 (8724) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ MBGSF. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a small white head. The aroma had caramel malt sweetness, an earthy note and spicy peppers. The flavor had a strange maltiness, a big spicy pepper component, a hint of smoke and light fruits. Interesting and worth trying once.
Drake (11499) - 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.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Michigan Brewers Festival during RBSG. Pours a dusty brown with a thin beige head. Light pepper spice on the nose. Medium bodied, malty, caramel and a little bit of alcohol. Malt and toasted chocolate. Long slow gentle spice to it with malt and caramel before a light bitterness.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at MBGSF. Pours a red brown with a beige head. Malty nose dark fruits. Red fruits lots of spice in the finish. ok. 7/3/7/3/14
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich sweet toffee nose. Taste is moderately sweet, lots of toffee, plenty of dark fruit. Finishes with a fruity pepper note.
zdk (1859) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at MBGSF’10 - peppery spice, nutty and caramel malts and a touch of toffe. piney hops. dry finish and spicey. eh.
mikem409 (1972) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
score!!! dug this bad boy out of the ratings archives from michigan summer beerfest 2010. draft pours light amber with not much head. aroma of a little malt and spice from chilis. decent chili beer but not cave creek:)
puzzl (3258) - 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.