SSSteve (3862) - - 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. it’s 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 (9733) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… 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! I’m going against the grain here. Vastly underrated.
Danyel (1128) - Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark with white head. Smells like cinnamon toast. Tastes like cinnamon, some spicy heat. Medium body, good. Unique.
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods Pasadena. I’m surprised by the lower scores, this is very good in my opinion. More sweet than spice on the nose, dark brown pour. Taste is great blend of caramel, chocolate with chili pepper. The palate is great, nice thick chewy texture. Very good, I think my wife would love this.
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crossovert (8186) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 On tap. Being a lover and cooker of mole this tastes nothing like it, only 3 out of 5 chilies that I normally use, it really overall just tastes like hersheys and sugar with a bit of cinnamon, absolutely no heat, failure.
arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle is dark brownish with a thin off white head, dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma brings notes of chocolate, coffee and roast notes, big cinnamon, slight pepper notes and some clove in there. Taste is like a spicy cinnamon stick, with cinnamon dominating with a very slight hint of heat from the peppers, touch of clove going into some nice chocolate and roasted malt at the end. Interesting, but a bit one-dimensional.
wine101joe (14) - USA - FEB 2, 2012
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Loved the aroma and pours perfectly in the glass. By the third sip the mole spice became a bit much for me. No doubt a fun beer for tasting or sharing but not one I would want on a regular basis or whenever my internal clock says it’s "beer-thirty". Had on tap in my shop in Wake Forest, NC.
joehackett (2) - - FEB 1, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
black with small light tan head that dissipates. aroma of peppers, cinnamon, and a little chocolate. taste is fairly smooth, with some chocolate to start, but then the peppers take over and linger. interesting brew in concept and flavor, but overly spiced and peppers are overpowering. had a few sips and the rest down the drain.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Dog and Pony. Clear amber brown, thin beige head. Aroma of pepper, smoke, cocoa. Taste was very interesting, a little too sweet but the spiciness certainly helped combat that. I was expecting a train wreck and it wasn’t that bad at all. I would not want to drink any more than 5oz of this however.
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fascinating aroma of chocolate and spicy cinnamon. The chocolate cOmes first on the palate, dark and sweet. The backend brings the spice, which is more big red than chili pepper, perhaps some tamarind too. Not a bad way to make a chili beer.