elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very deep ruby red, so deep that the color is only perceptible when held up to the light. Thin, off-white head that hangs around for a while and then dissipates into a moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is unmistakably a mixture of chocolate and cinnamon, sweet and spice. Taste profile is very dense at first and takes a few sips to comprehend. There is an immediate burn from chiles that also lend a slight tinge of saltiness, followed by the sweetness from the chocolate and honey. The chiles reassert themselves near the end. Not much in the way of either malts or hops (make no mistake, the chocolate flavor is from cocoa, not chocolate malts). However, there is some noticeable alcohol--like a brandy. Mouthfeel is rather thin and watery, with some slight carbonation. In sum, a good beer, comparable to efforts by Dogfish Head (Theobroma) and Samuel Adams (The Vixen). Iím forced to admit that I prefer those two slightly over this one, but it is worth a try.
rbrazell (1308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Jís in Thomasville. Clear deep brown pour with a bubbly tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of smoked ancho chiles, cinnamon spice, peppers with lighter notes of chocolate and roast. Flavor is pretty similar with a medium body and a decent amount of peppers shinning through and hiding everything else. Not bad.
boxofrane (1666) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with no head to speak of. The aroma has tons of chocolate, tons of cinnamon, clove, more spices. The taste is a nice mix of chocolate, cinnamon, nd then a spicy, pepper finish.
MattyKakes (37) - Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown sugar toasted wood molasses. Spicy chipoltle. This could go on and on... My taste buds are on fire. A meal? Maybe some dessert? A fine ale for any occasion.
Dfonorow (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown with a two-finger-wide head that sticks around. Aroma is of caramel, chocolate, pepper, and spice. The flavor is much like the aroma with notes of gingerbread and other spices thrown in. Finish seems subdued but the spice builds up on you. Interesting.
jmagnus87 (2027) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Chocolate, coffee, cinnamon and spices. Not bad, but Iím really not digging this one.
kaser (1740) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes of cinnamon and pumkin I thinks. Sweet and delicious. Poured from draft at the avenue pub in New Orleans.
pdx77 (765) - Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Fire and Brimstone Festival at Saraveza. Clear dark brown amber color. Aroma is cinnamon and hot cocoa. Taste is cinnamon, chocolate, and a sneaking chili element that hits on the finish.
BOSSbrewer (1018) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at a BOSS tasting thanks to Brent. Stuff is nasty. I could hardly get it down. Yes it is mole and cocoa and spicy. I like all three but not in a beer. Yuck.
Bule (423) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Platypus. Pours a copper red color. Aroma of cinnamon. Flavor of cinnamon with a bit of a chili bite that hits at the end of the taste. Interesting beer.
Rrauth (893) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Beerlicious iphone app: clear brown with minimal head light bitterness with an average duration medium body and its slick and watery abrupt finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone