Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber brown pour, sparse ring of off-white head. Aromas of cinnamon, graham cracker, chiles, and chocolate. Very unique meld of flavors - cinnamon, lots of sweetness, and some pepper heat. Really started to enjoy this as it warmed up.
natejgood (404) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy medium brown with an aroma of sweet graham crackers. Overwhelming flavor of sweet cinnamon. Didn’t really taste the cocoa at all. To sweet without enough other flavor to cut it.
GODiSSOUTHERN (388) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really amazing complex mouthfeel. Spicy and sweet. The flavor is similar to that of a nice mexican hot chocolate with a quick sharp but pleasant chile kick. Very nice.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to nbutler11. Bottle pours mahogany with a khaki head. Aroma of cocoa powder, cinnamon, caramel, and peppers. Flavor shows additional milk chocolate notes as well as vanilla, burnt brown sugar, and a touch of smoke. Overall body is moderate, and well balanced with roasted/chocolate notes leading into a perfect amount of heat. Most chili beers tend to either be overdone or severely lacking in the pepper department while this one tends to be pretty spot on.
djd07 (4921) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at draught house. Pours a dark ruby with off white head. The aroma is cinnamon toast crunch. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and sugary finish. Really enjoyed this one.
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/25/12. On tap during RBWG 2012. Clear amber pour with a small ring of khaki head. Craaaaaazy aroma with chocolate, cinnamon, sweetness, and a hint of peppers... crazy. Delicious, sweet chocolate flavor with a big punch of cinnamon and sugar, and just a touch of pepper. I’m surprised at how much I like this.
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz from Crest Liquor poured into pint glass. First thing I noticed on this weird beer adventure was the almost total lack of head. Thin, white and dissipates immediately. Apart from that its a nice lookin brew, a deep chocolately caramel amber. Aroma is like a pumpkin spiced chocolate mole, very inviting. Hits the palate surprisingly hard...in a good way. Is it getting hot in here? What were we talking about again? ...oh right. Anyway, the taste has a LOT going on, which was a bit overwhelming at first, but eventually these competing flavors come together like Voltron. Cinnamon, malt, cocoa, chipotle, pumpkin spice, piney resinous hops and a smoky mole undertone throughout. This is a delicious, boozy piece of work and I can dig it.
thomas15 (689) - USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
looks weird like it maybe flat, has aroma of hot chocolate mix and slight spice. taste is more or less the same. nice elegant hot chocolate and chili type spice to it. really fun beer.
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of light chocolate and spices. Flavor is sweet malt, chocolate, abv, pepper warmth, and a light/medium bitter finish. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy. A decent beer.
nearbeer (3969) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, NB Hub in DIA. Clear chocolate with very little in the way of head. Nose is cinnamon and sweet cocoa. Taste is caramel, cocoa and cinnamon. Medium body is watery, with low carbonation and a mild chili warmth on the finish.