joehackett (2) - - FEB 1, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
black with small light tan head that dissipates. aroma of peppers, cinnamon, and a little chocolate. taste is fairly smooth, with some chocolate to start, but then the peppers take over and linger. interesting brew in concept and flavor, but overly spiced and peppers are overpowering. had a few sips and the rest down the drain.
curly (2395) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Dog and Pony. Clear amber brown, thin beige head. Aroma of pepper, smoke, cocoa. Taste was very interesting, a little too sweet but the spiciness certainly helped combat that. I was expecting a train wreck and it wasnít that bad at all. I would not want to drink any more than 5oz of this however.
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fascinating aroma of chocolate and spicy cinnamon. The chocolate cOmes first on the palate, dark and sweet. The backend brings the spice, which is more big red than chili pepper, perhaps some tamarind too. Not a bad way to make a chili beer.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Truth in advertising here. And a beautiful bottle design. Pours a reddish brown. Big cinnamon nose. Some mocha notes to me as well. Flavor starts off like Mexican hot cocoa then the waves of pepper and heat start hitting the top of the mouth. I am not a pepper person but this works for me. Could use a smaller bottle though.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a very dark brown with garnet highlights and a fairly small, beige, fizzy head which is mostly diminishing and leaves minimal frothy lace. The nose is like a big cinnamon roll, very bready, some vanilla notes, and light cocoa. The flavor is similar with more chocolate and cocoa, still a very dominant cinnamon roll note, some light toasted caramel and vanilla, and a chile pepper background. The palate is warming from the chile pepper notes, medium to full, lively, and slightly syrupy. The finish is warm and spicy, still lots of cinnamon, some light chocolate, and some vanilla. It is amazing how much this beer reminds me of a big cinnamon roll with mole characteristics. The beer was a bit hard to drink despite the fact that I liked the flavor characteristics. A very unique beer to say the least, a beer I thought I would really like. But it was just a beer I would really want to drink again.
biggsbowler (71) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - This beer got better and better with each taste. Poured brown with a light head. The body was thin. Nice amount of chocolate in the nose. There was nice balance between the cocoa and peppers in the tastes. There wasnít really the taste of peppers but the heat was mostly on the back end and slightly in the front. Overall, I really enjoyed this one.
kidmartinek (2453) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A deep plum pour. Thin ring of tan head. I detect cinnamon In the aroma more than anything else. The flavor punches in steadily head first with cinnamon, butter, sugar, and break me, guajillo chile! Cinnamon toast crunch finish. Go kids! ! Yes, two "!" "!".
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has some cocoa in the aroma, but wow does this have a lot of chipotle peppers in the flavor. Some chocolate as well. Good in a small amount once. But thatís enough for me.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque with a tan head. I could smell this forever- mocha and cinnamon. Full bodied and tiresome. There are complex spicy notes, but the chocolate is over the top. Ranks up there as a curious acheivement, but a little goes a long way.
Drake (6503) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Kinz at the 17th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 1/28/12. This beer is called Kokomo according to Butters. Pours a clear amber color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nutty notes, spice and cinnamon. The taste is cinnamon, chocolate, toasted malts and chili peppers. The heat from the peppers dominate and ruin an otherwise tasty beer.