adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy, dark reddish brown appearance with a decent sized, light brown head. The nose is quite appetizing. spicy cinnamon and a moderate spicy pepper, rich cocoa flavor. Smells great. Rich chocolate malty, cocoa, spicy cinnamon, light vanilla, tasty pepper (minus the vegetal element) flavor. Drinks very nicely and I’m loving how they did the spicy element in this beer without getting the nasty vegetal flavor. I think most of the spiciness comes from the cinnamon rather than the chili peppers.
bigwesticle (37) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. Bomber from Red Dogs. Pours a nice brown copper with little head. Smell and taste remind me of Yoohoo, with a nice little spice at the end. Tastes much better than it smells though. Overall a decent beer and interesting combination.
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla and light chilies. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of cinnamon, cocoa, light carmel and light chilies with a smooth warming lingering cinnamon finish.
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured medium-deep iced tea brown with a short-ish off-white head. The aroma opened with a hefty dose of cocoa paired with smoked guajillos and cinnamon.. spicier on the back of the nose.. really intriguing! The flavor found milkier chocolates, cocoa, and vanilla at the core.. smoked peppers and cinnamon rose as the drink progressed.. nice blend of chocolate, peppers, and cinnamon.. the combo of peppers and cinnamon almost made it too spicy, but it still worked. Medium-bodied, dry, and smoky on the palate.. lots of stuff going on, almost to a fault.. but I’d still drink it again.
wedgie9 (2071) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 1/21/12 from a 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Grand Cru. Pours dark cola brown with an average tan head that slowly settles into thin lace. This beer smells a lot like this weird smoked and spiced apple cider that I tried once, with tons of cinnamon, clove, and creamy milk chocolate backing it up. The flavor is almost exactly like champurrado, with tons of creamy milk chocolate, smokey cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and something that I associate with baked apples. The body is massively full and creamy with above average stinging carbonation and a long spiced cocoa and vanilla finish that shows some chili pepper heat after a while.
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 40°. Color is a dark clear brown with hints of ruby. Good carbonation that gives a thin loose head. Aroma is a roasted pepper scent with a little dark chocolate in the back. It has a light body with a thin crisp mouth feel. Flavor is very interesting, there’s a touch of spiciness and pepper flavor, a bit of smoke and then on the back a little sweetness with the coco showing and a touch of cinnamon. In the after taste the sweetness stands out for just a moment then leaves you with a bit of the spicy heat lingering on the back of your tong. Overall like I said its very interesting, they really captured the flavor of a Mexican Mole sauce.
3fourths (8229) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. filtered cola brown. tan head, medium retention. extremely pale and muted nose. early on, when cold, the most prominent characteristic is simple powdered yeast and chalk. 5 mins later: very mild cocoa powder with barely noticeable sweet paprika. 15 mins later: cocoa powder and milk chocolate in the nose with still only light touches of any chile. flavor is heavy and direct nougat and figs chews. medium body with fizzy carbonation and somewhat harsh malt. prickly sharp acid with abrasive red pepper seed chile heat. nougat chews and milk chocolate with hot cinnamon across the middle and late. can’t say it’s put together well.
drjay44 (2732) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a short lived beige head. over a clear, reddish brown (SRM 25) body....nose is heavy cinnamon, hints of cocoa....taste is cinnamon, cocoa, light chile, barest hint of smoke, finishing sweet toffee/caramel.....mouth feel light, alcohol hidden, carbonation adds a fizzy soda quality. The cinnamon, cocoa and sweetness dominate. The spices are obvious, the malts show up as toffee/caramel sweetness, and the chile add a light of medium heat. This is sweeter than the Mole my wife makes. I wonder how this would do with chocolates or rum. It is a very atypical beer with a number of cola characteristics. Not every experiment works. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6.