HopTsing (541) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the tap came a dark amber brew with athin head. Aromas and flavors of cinamen, coaco, coffee, and coconut. Medium bodied, interesting, and delicious.
tia (1539) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Very dark with red highlights and not much head. Smells like cinnamon and rice pudding. Tastes like cinnamon, too. Bit if a had mouth feel.
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 5/02/2012 split with Jay.
Appearance: Pours a dark maroon.
Aroma: Aroma is mostly of chocolate.
Taste: Bitterness and spice from the chilies, sweetness from the chocolate, faint cinnamon, caramel.
Palate:Light body, lingering aftertaste.Covers alcohol well.
Summary: This is one intersting and different beer. The chocolate is predominant, the chilies aren’t too much heat to me as I can take it. Pretty tasty, but not a beer to have too many of.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark cola brown with a small tan head that settles to a ring and leaves very little lacing. Aroma is rocoa, smoked chiles, vanilla, a bit of cinnamon, and a mineral note. The taste is sweet cocoa, cinnamon, some smoked pepper, and a bit of a mineral note. It finishes with some smoky pepper heat and a light bitterness. Light body. Low carbonation. This reminds me a little bit of Hunahpu’s, but without the roastiness to balance the other flavors and without the amazing full, creamy mouthfeel.
Nuffield (3953) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely a beer worth trying, and perhaps buying a few of. Drank it on a cool night with a backyard campfire, joined by my neighbor, a native of Mexico. He loved it. The spice hits the back of the throat but only some of the time and it wasn’t really that bad because there’s a lot else going on here. The cinnamon came out in the aroma in particular, and the chocolate in the front of the flavor. But there was something rather fruity about it, to me, in the rich and dark flavors. Complex and fun.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22o bottle, split with a friend. Pours a dark brown color with an off white head. Aroma is cinnamon, chocolate. Medium on the palate with light, smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, spicy, peppery, with a spicy pepper finish. Pretty spicy.
jbmanz (75) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A chile spice beer - draft in a snifter.
Complex aroma of peppers and cinnamon and others..
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jhamp9 (1517) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown with a decent tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is smoky with some coffee and spice. Taste is chocolate, coffee, caramel, and then a really nice chili heat comes through in the finish. Very nice balance of spiciness and sweetness. This is very good.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at East Nas Beer Fest Truly one of the best spiced beers that I have ever had. Notes of cinnamin, spices, red pepper. Still not my favorite style of beer. But this is drinkable. Enough sugar and sweetness to balance the beat. Blends very well with La Folie.
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - APR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle dark brown color with small tan head. Aroma of coffee in the beginning with lots of chili pepper taste. Taste of chocolate after it warms up.