brokensail (12367) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, hazy amber pour with a small khaki head. Nose is surprisingly spicy from the red pepper flakes. A good amount of chocolate, and an interesting earthy tea note. Some sweet caramel malt, toffee, and fruit esters. Interesting flavor. The spice and chocolate kind of take over. Lingering heat, some banana, a bit of red fruit, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Decent earthy tea flavor and sweetness. Wasn’t really sold on the idea of this beer, but not bad.