ReggieDunlap (3042) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has chocolate and notable mild pepper. Flavor has chocolate, a bit of caramel and cinnamon, with a perfect amount of peppery flavor and heat in the end...damn tasty. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a chocolate peppery finish that leaves some lingering heat.
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was really not a fan of this one. Transparent brown pour. Spices galore. Chilies, cocoa, and cinnamon. Like a Mexican hot chocolate. Itís done well, but I couldnít have a whole glass of it.
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark raisiney color, with little to no head. With a strong spice cocoa aroma. Definitely an out of the ordinary brew, but has really good aroma, an odd mixture of flavors, from malt, and spice to sweet raisins with cocoa. Very good brew if you like different, just keep an open mind.
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Dark amber pour, small head. Nose and flavor are full of cocoa powder, light chili spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and dark chocolate flakes. Really tastes like slightly spicy cocoa powder; you can tell what New Belgium was going for, and though itís weird, they did it so well. Props for a unique and well-crafted brew.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (bottled 12/21/11). Pours with a hazed deep brown body with a large off-white to khaki head that lasts a decent amount of time. Aromas are of cinnamon and peppers. Churro like, baked goods, brown sugar, chocolate, cocoa, raisins, bready, lightly chalky, mild esters. Very low smoke. Smells great to be honest. Flavors are about the same as the aroma, but with a ton more spice burn at the back of the through. Cinnamon, brown sugar, bready, biscuit, raisins, churro. Tasty, and the peppers are mostly heat on the back of the throat. Light earthy and smokey chipotle. Chocolate, nougat and licorice. Really good! Thinner body, burn, medium carbonation, light alcohol.
Probably my favorite pepper beer to date (for the use of its peppers). If you like Hunaphu, this might be up your alley.
SudsMcDuff (5804) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from SpeCs .. . Pours a deep whats brown ruby .. awesome head .. . lacing is pretty legit .. . smell right off the bat is appealing .. . light cinnamon, chocolate, light sweet roast, cocoa powder, and very light pepper .. . dose of heat in the throat, but nice level and the abv is well done too .. . recommended!! .. . .
Dad, what are you doing down there?
Washing my fat guy hat, honey.
Suttree (5118) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, thin ring of foam. Smells like chocolate cake and cinnamon. Very heavy palate. Man, thatís a lot of cinnamon. Also chocolate. Some peppery heat in the finish. Tasty, but 1 is enough...
Travlr (10000) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Looks like coca cola. Aroma of cocoa powder, chili peppers. Taste is rich hot chocolate and chili. Very nice.
SSSteve (3751) - - FEB 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. clear brown beer under a small, off-white head. strong nose of chocolate milk and cinnamon with a bit of peppery spice although it remains sweet scented. itís easy to recognize this beer is special. the peppery spice is warming but perfectly blending with a melted milk chocolatey sweetness. a medium bodied and lowly carbonated palate give the beer a silky texture. a candy-like cinnamon finish lingers on the tongue with a surprising vanilla note. base beer is like a chocolate brown ale. one of the best use of peppers in beer that you can find. pretty fantastic!
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BottleÖ This beer rocks!Ö Clear, deep, dark mahogany ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, off-white head. The bouquet is a luxurious swirl of cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla and caramel. Medium-bodied and quite creamy with tickling carbonation. Lengthy, spicy, vanilla and cocoa finish with lingering chili warmth. Kudos to biggsbowler for sharing this world class beer! Iím going against the grain here. Vastly underrated.