IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep deep brown color. Taste is magnificent. Brown sugar and a very mild vegetable spice. This is one of my favorite new Belgium beers to date. Lots of.brown sugar in the aftertaste. No recognize of any high alcohol taste. This beer simply is well balanced, mildly spicy, and sweet sweet cocoa brown sugar to finish. Delicious. Thanks new Belgium.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Didnt think much of it at first but it really grew on me. Great combination of flavors and a unique taste. Make it a seasonal!
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a dark ruby red with a thin tan head. Scent is pepper, spice, chocolate and herbal. Taste is pepper, chocolate and pepper. Great stuff!
bhensonb (12744) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very dark amber, almost brown, with a frothy near beige head. Aroma is like Mexican chocolate, but with chilies. Med body. Flavor is sweet chocolate, then cinnamon, then chilies. Light chili burn in rear of mouth. Very nicely done!
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with almost no head. Chocolate and caramel in the flavor. Cinnamon really dominates the flavor and the aroma. Not that spicy. Interesting beer.
BeerandBlues2 (10891) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is sugary cinnamon, nutty and caramel malt, spicy hops and peppers. Flavor is malt dominant, spices, peppers, light hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4384) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2015 Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with a trace of fizzy off-white; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate milk, dark fruit, cookie malt and faint earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt forward, dark fruit eaters and faint hops; sweet, chocolate milk taste throughout with a chili pepper aftertaste. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
Braudog (6040) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Super-dark brown with a bit of a reddish tinge. The head gives up quickly. The initial whiff is reminiscent of cinnamon brownies ... mmm, mmm, mmm. This is an interesting concoction ... chocolate, spicy pepper (but not too spicy), the aforementioned cinnamon. This is an awesome dessert! (#4547, 3/28/2012)
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright lightly hazed mahogany hue, decent head formation. Caramel licorice chocolate aroma. Tingling peppers instantly noticeable on the palate, turning to a spicy licorice and Hershey's syrup like chocolate. Very drinkable despite what at first despite what might seem like a real clash of flavored. Not been overwhelmed with new belgium or lips of faith lately but this was impressive.
brigg (556) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Dark reddish brown body with a medium light brown head. Interesting aroma--sweet chocolate, peppery chipotle/mole, caramel, cinnamon. Flavor is much the same, and it packs some definite if mild pepper heat; very sweet; dark chocolate and bitterness. Very interesting, but not really my favorite. Light to medium body.