Thirsty4next (1) - Green Bay, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Ned Kelly’s in Green Bay, Wi. Starts with cinnamon and vanilla and is quickly subdued by malts and peppers. Alcohol present but not overwhelming. Notes of caramel and raisins coming forward after 3rd sip. Not an every day drinker but certainly one to try! Good stuff!
radagast83 (5377) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split a 22oz bottle. Poured a red/brown color with a medium/small white head. Aroma was cinnamon, sweet malts, touch of spice from the peppers. Flavor was about the same - strong cinnamon, sweet malts, spice. Interesting, but I would have liked it ab it more roasted than this one.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bar Louie in Mount Prospect. Pours cola color with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, and chilis. Flavors chocolate, caramel, dark malts, and fair amount of chili. Peppers burn in the aftertaste. Interesting brew but strong chilis kind of overwhelm it for me.
brenn79 (1665) - Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 22 oz. bottle- Pours dark ruby red with a head that reduces almost immediately. The aroma is strong cinnamon, spices and cocoa, very unique aroma. The taste is similar, cinnamon and other spices dominate with a mild heat burn mostly after you have had multiple drinks, peanut sauce, cocoa is prominent. It almost tastes like the powdery cocoa before it gets mixed into hot water, with cinnamon and mole sauce added. Body is medium and carbonation is medium. Overall I dug the aroma but not really the taste as much, just not something I would want to drink again I don’t think. Updated review- Upping taste by 2 and overall by 1, more impressed by this the second time, not sure if they refined the recipe or my palate has changed, maybe i was just in a mood a few years ago. Original rating 3.4
goatpirate (9) - - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bomber poured into an English pub glass. Dark red/amber in color, with a thick, long-lasting, foamy head -- about an inch thick after the pour. Spicy, strong cinnamon and chile aroma with a hint of chocolate. Tastes exactly like a cold Mexican hot chocolate. 9% alcohol content, but you can’t tell by the taste. This could be a dangerous beer that would get you in a lot of trouble, however you wouldn’t want to drink more than one bottle at a time. My new favorite!
falco242 (319) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour, coffee colored head. Huge cocoa aroma that hits you on first taste, and the spiciness starts to set in a second later. Really different - rated for its originality
Volsconti (21) - - MAR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The most interesting beer I have ever drank. It is not a bad beer but drinking more than one would be extremely hard.
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boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured dark brown, almost completely opaque with a thin, tan head. This beer was awesome. Big chocolate and pepper sides. Lots of spicy heat, cinnamon spice, gingerbread, malt sweetness. Well carbonated and thin bodied which allowed it to not cross into that extreme territory, making this approachable.
maekchu (2536) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong cinnamon and cocoa aromas. Reddish brown, bright and sparkling. Sweetish, cinnamon and spicy chile flavors -- somewhat like a cold version of a traditional Mexican hot chocolate drink. Thin body with strong carbonation. Very spicy aftertaste. Unusual and refreshing, though the chiles are a bit much.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from DBS. Aroma was of cinnamon, peppers, and some light cocoa. Flavor was full of nice malt, very chocolately with slight but effective portions of peppers and cinnamon. Had a light chocolately overall flavor. I enjoyed this thoroughly, although I can see folks who don't do spicy may automatically write this one off. Very good beer.
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