JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2013 vintage, bottled (10.5% abv). Dark brown with red highlights, clear, with a very small, tan head. Smoked chili pepper nose atop dark chocolates, cola and peppercorns. Brown sugar and dates in the flavor, the chilis definitely take a back seat, though they are there, faintly, in the finish. Mildly sour, stale bread and yeast in the aftertaste is a bummer of a sendoff. Interesting pepper aroma and sweet, malty and mild coffee base is solid, but the stale pumpernickel aftertaste kind of ruins it all.
jeremytoni (2889) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with almost no head. Strong spicy malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Red in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of chocolate, chili peppers and malt. Taste is of roasted chilis and chococlate.
maxwelldeux (2926) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small off-white head. Nose definitely has some chocolate elements to it with just a hint of the spiciness. Taste is roasty and slightly chocolatey and very inviting. Really tasty beer.
Mittenator (1049) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Harrison Roadhouse (from backlog). I am not a big fan of mole. That being said, I really didn't like this. Odd spices fighting with one another. A four ounce flight pour was too much.
DrSilverworm (4744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest (CWBF) 2013. Mostly clear but reddish / brown color. Spicy toasty flavor, with a weird vegetal flavor. Decent lace. Odd bitter, weird spiciness. Smooth carbonation, bigger body. Kind of creamy texture. More dry. Not my favorite flavor, but I canít help but be interested in this. Very unique.
mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours nasty mud rust no head. Spice aroma. Taste is thin body tons of spice and sweet
magsinva (844) - Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2011 vintage from App Vintner - pours dark clear red with a tan head. Aroma really opens up as it warms, with notes of chocolate, malt, and chilies. Taste is sweet with a thin mouth feel. Overall, I like it, though I wish it had a bit more body to balance the nice chile chocolate thing it has going on.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, red-brown with tan head.
Scent is raw chocolate, malt.
Taste is malty, lightly chile spice.
Interesting, but nothing overtly spectacular....
Fairly complex, but muted, a little sticky.
jkwood04 (3255) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in an English pint. Pours darker brown with a beige head. Aroma of mole and herbs, some darker malts, and floral hops. Flavor has a weird blend thatís not for me. Average texture. An interesting beer but a weird one.