Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden amber, thin head, classic visuals. The aroma is generally pretty malty, with maybe a hint of spice. This drinks quite evenly, too ... The peppery aspects are evident, but only because I know they’re supposed to be there. They are quite subtle and artistically woven into the body. Well done. (#5354, 12/8/2013)
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/7/2013. On tap. Poured light orange with a thin white head. Fruity aromas with citrus and spices. Malty flavors with hints of chiles, but they never really dominate. The oak ageing didn’t add much either. Maybe just another experiment to push the envelope, but this one falls a bit short.
Trussell3 (6) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild beer for the lips of faith series. The peppers described on the bottle add a smoky flavor.
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Weezel (233) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A but one dimensional. Not much in the way of aroma. Taste is good with some malt sweetness and a hint of that cedar. I can't pick up much of the chiles, but there is definitely that spicy warming after each sip. Decent, but expected more.
jhp40219 (355) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber poured into a snifter glass. Pours a clear copper with a two-finger white head and leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops (grapefruit and lemon), bready malts and doughy yeast, light spices (ginger and clove), black pepper, and slight caramel. Taste is a little spicy with black pepper and a hint of cinnamon, floral hops, a fair amount of bready malt bordering on cereal, citrus (mostly orange), slight bit of wood in the background. Nice bit of pepper burn in the finish. Nothing too hot and certainly not overwhelming. Pretty long slightly bitter finish of citrus, bready malts, and a bit of pepper burn. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Very nice overall. Definitely different. Can’t recall any beers that taste quite like this. Not overwhelming on any level, but still manages to stand out.
radagast83 (5419) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, split with co-workers. Poured a clear, yellow-copper color with a large sized white head. Aroma is light spice notes, light malts, some earthy/citrus hops. Flavor was light, citrus notes with plenty of earth, light spices. Flavor had some light chile notes, but it’s pretty.... bland. Not a lot of roast in this one. It’s not bad, but there’s not a lot here - was hoping for more cedar and more pepper note (it didn’t even have to be hot!). Inoffensive, but whatever.
Cybercat (3877) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear orangy amber with a thick but effervescent white head. Aroma is fruity and sweet with a peppery hint. Flavor is mainly fruity, a little sweet; the pepper component is subdued so it doesn’t assault your tongue, but you definitely know that some zingy pepper is in there. A hint of caramel makes its appearance as well. Texture is fairly fizzy but a tad thin. OK, not a great one, but give it a try.
blutt59 (6166) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap, hazy yellow orange pour with no foam, aroma and flavor of nice yeasty hops and slight hint of white peppers, good tight finish , nice
maxwelldeux (4131) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours a mostly clear amber color with almost no head on it. Nose has some subtle Belgian yeasty notes to it, but I can’t really get any hop elements. For the both the taste and the nose, I get some mild pepper tastes coming through. Decent, but would certainly not become a regular drink.
Iphonephan (4047) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
In draft at the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn VA. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Malty nose. Vinous flavors but not much flavor of chilies. Medium body. Some bitterness in the finish.