thegreenrooster (3055) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malts and not much else. Flavor is about the same, dark malt with none of the peppers showing up just yet. The heat from the peppers doesnít show itself until your almost finished with the beer. Not a great effort from a brewer that does some really cool things.
franchise319 (15) - - JAN 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour, rich brown color with tan head.Aroma of cinnamon with very, very subtle cocoa. Taste of more cinnamon with some of the peppery heat right on the tail end and throughout the aftertaste. Not terrible, but not Motherís best.
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Given all the interesting elements added to this beer, itís surprisingly non-aromatic. I do detect some cinnamon, but not cocoa or peppers. Not much head, lacing, or appearance, either. Palate is watery. Cinnamon hits through again, but where are these cocoa nibs? Pepper doesnít hit until the finish, either, and itís just the heat, not the flavor. Love Motherís, but this is disappointing. I would have thought this as a generic pumpkin ale with some heat. Nothing more.
dfinney23 (1368) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pepper notes without being too spicy but would need more chocolate to taste like a molť.
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown pour with light tan head. Nose is ancho peppers and charcoal, chipolte. Rather bland flavor, watery mouthfeel, slightly astringent, lingering heat on the palate. Is OK.
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky dark brown pour. Off white head. Aroma is a little blunted, borderline stale. Soft cocoa and cinnamon. Taste not quite as bold as I anticipated but fairly decent. Light cocoa, heavy cinnamon. Pepper heat starts slim at the back end but warms during the finish. Not bad.
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hazy brown with a cream head. Nose is stale malts, cardboard, and sour. Not much on the palate, cardboard, no pepper, not sure this is the best example
BOSSbrewer (1236) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Peppers. Don't like this at all. Pepper of this sort don't belong in beer. Had this with Brent at a tasting.
EtTuCthulhu (846) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The light aroma of this beer combines toasted malts, chocolate, and a slight pepper scent, and the appearance combines a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The taste of this beer combines a mildly sweet, slightly sour, touch spicy, and a touch umami flavors, and the palate combines a medium body, a lively carbonation with a bite, thin texture, and abrupt finish.
RobertDale (2832) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt and spice. Taste is malt, cinnamon, chocolate, and some hint of peppers. Interesting.