tectactoe (3097) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Tap: deep ruby & rustic red with a slightly off-khaki head that slowly settles to a thin layer of foam. Aroma contains light roast, vanilla, chili pepper spice, slight chipotle tones, & a back end touch of coffee grounds. Kind of all over the place, but not necessarily a bad thing. Taste has some sweet cocoa, a strange hint of tomato juice, fairly mild chipotle & chili pepper spices that start mid-palate & finish stronger. Not too hot, not even in the finish. Aftertaste has some mild vanilla, cocoa, & a touch of fading roast & spice. This beer wasnít bad at all... I just wasnít really vibing with it today. Maybe I wasnít in the mood for it, but the flavors didnít seem to harmonize like I wanted.
rondphoto (2701) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ Vino Belissimo / Lima OH --- Clear dark amber, solid beige head cover, wide bands of lace. Looks appetizing. Aroma of malt. Taste is woody malt that grows sweeter into the palate, never giving an inch to hops. An interesting taste combo, but seems a little short for the alcohol. Okay, but on the lower end of 10% brews.
njager246 (513) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, coco and chiliís on the aroma, taste is almost like an imperial brown ale with spuces, bice
djd07 (5405) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a cloudy amber with no head. The aroma is chili peppers and cocoa. Similar flavors to nose with light heat and dry finish. Good.
arminjewell (8514) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 2013 bottle at Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cinnamon, chocolate, coffee, more dark fruit type notes into a bit of earth, more spice with clove. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, caramel, dark chocolate into lots of cinnamon, clove, finishing fairly sweet, spicy.
bigtaster (779) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with red hues with a medium to large light brown head, fairly large bubbles. Nose is chocolate hot pepper, vegetable character, bread. Medium body, medium carbonation, sweet to start moving to the finish with just a tinge of heat. Finish is a lingering hot chocolate, with some vanilla. This is a very enjoyable beer.
commonmac (614) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Butcher and the Boar. Aroma leans heavily on sugar and dark fruit with a dark chocolate note. Little bit of peat too. Deep plum in color too. Minimal head. Taste feels like a combination of a Belgian quad and a chocolate ale. Clean finish pulling sugar and maybe even toffee through at the end. A pleasant spicy characteristic keeps you in your toes. Feels like the type of beer that would come back to haunt you. Very good.
commonshawn (608) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at butcher and the boar. Big tulip. Plum with small white head. Roasted chocolate nose. Sweet roasted malt with solid hop taste. Sweet throughout but not too much. I enjoyed it mucho.
Dr_Fellini (777) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass. Busted in the freezer, may not have been the most ideal tasting. Pours a mostly clear, light brownish reddish color with a thin light tan head. Slight toasted malts, chili, light chocolate in the aroma. Sweet, mildly spicy, but not overwhelming like some chili beers. A bit thin, but may have lost a little carbonation in the freezer disaster. Lingering chili and chocolate.
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
omber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, fruitiness, chilies and light coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, spice, chilies and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering spiced cocoa finish.
chinchill (2774) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz 2013 bottle of this "Mexican Spiced Ale" (New Holland) served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours clear dark ruby-brown with a bubbly weak head. Minimal lacing.
Aroma: wow, very peppery! Also a bit vegetal with hints of cocoa and brown bread. Alcohol i less obvious than expected for 10% ABV. Smells spicy and hot but ...
Flavor: the flavor is peppery but only mildly hot and moderately spicy. It tastes like a mix of dried and roasted peppers. A bit more sweet than bitter.
Feel: some heat and prickliness: hard to say how much is from the peppers and spices and whatís from the high ABV.
O: a distinct beer that is worth trying as long as you donít completely object to chilies in your ale. Allowed to warm for about 15 minutes out of the refridgerator, it still improved with further warming.