DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from bottle at Glunz Beer Expo, April 5. Guess I could’ve been "first" if I didn’t have so many notes and so little time. Ah, well. It is brown ale colored in the glass. Nice bit of foam on top. Not getting much of a smell, as the sample’s pretty small. Taste does have some molé to it, but I’m not entirely crazy about the way the chiles were played in, though (I’m jealous, of course, because I made a molé porter once that placed pretty highly in competition. The molé are mild and a little chocolaty. But not much beer backup to it, and if there’s coffee too, it doesn’t help smooth the taste. Just comes across too harsh and bitter, and this from a lover of chile beers.
SG111 (1267) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage. Pours copper tinged murky hazelnut, tan head. Aroma is bizarre. Chocolate, red wine Aroma, sort of sour almost a funky note, dried chile but just a touch. Flavor is hazelnut, chocolate, touch of chile, pretty nice. Overall, not bad, but for 10.5ABV, a bit weak. Not amazing but not bad.
Cweade (33) - - DEC 8, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
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Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby color. Aroma and taste are chocolate, sweetness, and light spices.
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. All cardboard and wet paper aroma. How can a beer be son oxidized. Very watery. Thin. Not good
tnkw01 (1717) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. This beer is terrible. Dark brown in color with no head. If you take stale, flat beer add to it jalapeńo juice, then add some two day old coffee, you might get close to this crap.
rondphoto (4059) - 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 (697) - 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 chili’s on the aroma, taste is almost like an imperial brown ale with spuces, bice
djd07 (10018) - 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 (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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 (899) - 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.