pdx76 (447) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at apex 3rd birthday - cloudy dark brown. Nose is definite cinnamon and hint of pepper. Very smooth mouthfeel. Dominate taste of cinnamon with chocolate accents. Does have a peppery finish.
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Darwenus (468) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep rust color but is a more standard brown in the glass with very little head. The aroma is a lot of spice and chocolate, with the emphasis on the spices. A little black and red pepper seems to come through, too. This is a very different beer from the kind of thing I usually gravitate toward. It’s not something I’d want often, but I enjoyed this bottle.
Damico (2292) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mostly unclear deep amber with a dark ruby hue and decent sandy colored head. The aroma brings chipotle smoke dominating and a little bit of sweet cinnamon. The flavor brings a cleaner ale with some peppers tingling the tongue, not overbearing though at all being a year and a half old. The sweet caramel then comes in nicely and works quite well with the beer overall.
nuplastikk (4086) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Alchemy. Pretty well rounded example of a chocolate-chili beer. Doughy chocolate tones with a noticeable chili pepper balance. The alcohol is hard to notice, because the chili heat trumps it. Has some heat and burn in the aftertaste, but still enjoyable. Highly unique, great mouthfeel.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a bit of heat to this, but its like the heat you get from a ginger or cinnamon cookie. Lots of rich malty flavors and spices in this one. Sweet, not overly heavy. The finish has a nice vanilla flavor and a cinnamon-like earthiness to it. This is an excellent desert beer with a lot going on. Unlike many heavier, sweeter flavored beers (and even other chili beers), it is balanced well enough that a pint isn’t a challenge, at all. A delicious and unique offering.
rumproasts (2011) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Brown with small head. Light heat, and sweet chocolate. Not a big fan of pepper beers, but this is decent.
chinchill (1246) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at Barleys (SC)
Brown with a trace of red, dark and clear, with a moderate size but rather durable head. The feel is a bit thin but otherwise good.
The chilies are quite evident from start to finish and on into the warming in my beily. A nice dose of cinnamon too, with everything in balance. That is, nothing so strong as to mask other ingredients, including a nice chocolate note. But be forewarned, this is one of the hottest (spicy) beers I’ve ever had
Much enjoyed and recommended.
JennyJam (45) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark in color, caramel-brown, dark ale. Not much of a head. Explosion of flavors. Starts with a sugar cookie, malty chocolate sweetness followed by a bite of pepper flavor and lingering aftertaste that grows throughout. Delicious! A perfect dessert. This is one of my favorites and I hope they bring it out again!
jencar (1) - - FEB 6, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
My new favorite. Hope it never goes away. Love the warmth it leaves. Hope it never goes away. Hint hint
JaBier (4400) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend on New Year’s Eve. Clear light brown pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, tobacco and pepper. Malty flavor with vanilla sweetness before cinnamon and chocolate kick in. Finishes with chile pepper, but not uncomfortably so. As someone who doesn’t like pepper beers, this one was better than expected.