brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is almost mahogany in color with a khaki colored head. A really enjoyable spice aroma. Lots of cinnamon and peppers (though to a lesser degree). The chocolate is pronounced and gives a nice sweetness. Some serious raisin and plum character, too. Pleasantly sweet in terms of the flavor. Lots of chocolate and fruit notes with a sweet bready quality. Good spice and pepper flavor with a subtle earthiness. Really well done all around.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smelll is full of cocoa powder and cinnamon, very sweet but with a light chile kick. Also some vanilla and an interesting underlying sugary sweetness. Very unique nose.
The taste is peppery up front with lots of sugar underneath - vanilla and cocoa adding to the complexity. The finish is a mix of ancho chile burn and cinnamon sweetness.
The mouthfeel is well carbonated and lively on the palate with the peppers mixing well with the sweetness.
I have to say, this is one of the best of the Lips of Faith series. Complex, spicy, drinkable and, most of all, extremely tasty. Fantastic beer.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown/red, almost with a purplish hint on the head. Aroma is amazing-rich chocolate, enhanced with pepper but without a spicyness-just like good mexican chocolate. Palate is rich and smooth and flavor is just as good as aroma. Oh my god, i think i’m in love.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a fizzy white head. Cereal grain, chili pepper, and rich chocolate aroma. Tastes of caramel, cereal grain, chocolate, cinnamon, sugar, and smokey chili pepper with mild heat on the back end. Exceeded my expectations.
Trev (1975) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks again for the hospitality BVery.
Brown pour with ruby highlights.
Woody chocolate and peppery spice.
Nice chocolate flavour, definitely get the jalapeno in there. Cinnamon as well. Though not overly spicey or sweet. Very enjoyable.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Spicy chocolate flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
jrob21 (2770) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cinnamon aroma does waft far from the glass. Flavor is a little spicey at first that is smoothed out by a chalky cocoa malt texture. Finish is kind of sweet. A pretty entertaining drink actually.
wchesser (1319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown, clear. No lacing or head. This was a lot of fun. It literally smells just like when I make a big batch of mole negro-burnt chile seeds, dark pasilla and guajillo chiles, dark chocolate, even some rich broth savoriness. Chile and chocolate on dark caramel malt. Very minimal chile heat-hard to differentiate that from the alcohol, but pretty well balanced. I was about done with this about half way through the pint, but this was a good beer. Would love to have this with some chimayo red chile chicken and cheese enchiladas but feel it might just get lost against another mole dish. This could have been a wreck, but it was even-handed.
Strykzone (5266) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. The pour is opaque dark brown with a noisy tan head that lasts a minute or two. The aroma is cocoa and something i cannot identify. The first sip is cocoa. Berries and the peppets arrive next. One too many big flavors, if you ask me.
ryanfolty (1977) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: February 19, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: BVery Description: Semi-opaque dark brown pour with some head. Aroma was crazy cinnamon, chocolate and spicy chipotle. Taste was malty/caramel, chocolate, cinnamon and a nice spicy kick at the end. Very tasty brew with some nice heat in the finish.