yackery (158) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz draught. No head. Muddy with little luminescence. Lacing is full. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, and hot pepper spice with note of light popsicle stick. There’s not much alcohol going on for a 9%’er. Taste delivers aroma and is mildly sweet. Palate is thin and clean with little finish. Overall this is the coating of a candied apple and so good.
burg326 (4406) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a thin cola color with aromas of cinnamon, chocolate, spices, mole sauce, and pepper. Thin on the palate, but still get all of the aromas on the palate. I was hoping for a little thicker beer, but overall a very nice beer that would go great with some Mexican food. Really wish I had more than just the one bottle.
unclemike (2477) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, light cinnamon, acetone. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, some alcohol, light cinnamon. Some chipotle burn in the finish. Medium body,
freeofthoughts (682) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Tap pours brown black with egg shell head, smell is wild with zing of spice and roasted grain. The taste is bizarre with an intense blend of pepper and spice , slight cocoa and a lot of grain. I wouldn?t say I like it but it is def unique and crafty. Drinkable but strong to palate and sort out. It is almost a must to have it with food as it is very intense. It gets higher marks based on creativity.
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 (5417) - 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 (1682) - 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