llcooldave (904) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark leathery brown in the glass. Awsome aroma of cocoa, cinnamon, dried fruit and almonds. Very reminiscent of Mexican pastries. Flavor is basically the same as the aroma with the added slight residual heat from the peppers. Overall, an awesome brew...
Wordsworth (85) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Cinnamon nose with a malty, chocolate and cinnamon flavor that astounds the tongue. A great seasonal beer
ROGUE (1566) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap and 22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with a small light tan head. The aroma is cocoa powder and cinnamon. The flavor is very complex. First cocoa dominates, then the spices begin to come through. There is some cinnamon and nutmeg as well as some cayenne pepper that leaves a tingly spice in the finish. Medium bodied, smooth, lightly carbonated beer.
umich03jm (910) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at One-Eyed Bettyís. Pours a murky brown color with a nice frothy head that lingers. Aroma is a very odd mix of cocoa and jalepanos with hints of cinnamon and other spices. Taste is very interesting. Lots of cocoa up front and then the jalepeno pepper taste takes over a bit. It oddly works here. I never thought I would like those flavors together but I did. Whatís weird is you get the jalepeno taste without the heat. Pretty amazing. Finish is surprisingly smooth and leaves an interesting mix of cocoa, peppers, and caramel malt on the tongue. Definitely one of the most unique beers Iíve had. Not great but I very much enjoyed it.
boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow- Now that is a beer for the ages. No really this is chocolate rain good.
I was sooooo surprised when I grabbed this on tap the other night. How have I missed this.
The coco along with the chili was unreal. The bite on the back of the throat sneaks up on you. I had to get it down with the coldness.
LOVE this beer
jbruner (1124) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber from the bottle with fluffy white head and moderate lacing. Aroma of sweet malts like chocolate and toffee from the cocoa, and zestiness from the peppers, which also leads to a cinnamon sort of nose. The peppers are kind of lost in the flavor, and the cocoa really takes over. Decent, but not what I was expecting.
stevencon (272) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, lots of pepper sweet and spicy. Full body with a sweet Asian flavor. Its good but not legendary.
AR (856) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mixed flavors in this medium-heavy beer. The base is similar to a Belgian ale, with caramel and spices. The aftertaste is where the chipotle becomes evident, a long lasting pepper
bwa5879 (305) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at UnionAle, santa barbara. Walnut color that was too dark to see through. Head was about an eighth inch high and eggshell. Smells like cinnamon and gingerbread. Flavors of gingerbread, nutmeg and cinnamon. Finish is clean with a bit of cayenne heat. Pretty great but not for every day.
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dukeredhair (234) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with a thin white head. Aroma of chocolate, and cinnamon with light caramel and tobacco. Taste is aroma with a medium heat on the throat from the chiles. palate is thin enough to stay drinkable. overall itís nice to try a good spice beer on a brown base and I like the take. Might be tough to consume a whole bottle solo but great for sharing.