damzz (230) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy (chill haze?) brown. Head is off white quickly dissipating reduced to a ring throughout the drink. Nose is peppery. Taste is medium malty sweetness revealing a Belgian yeast structure. Then the low bitterness hits followed by the heat of the habanero peppers at the back of the throat. Drink a few sips and the habanero pepperiness fills your mouth. The balance between all the elements is amazing. The habanero lingers in time but never eclipses the malty sweetnees and the yeast structure. They have produced a beer that is well balanced with very powerful elements. Congratulations! Tasted at the brewery and in a growler.
Ernesto987 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the brewery, I like spices so this one was a easy winner, the perfect amount of heat that lingers in the. Back of your throat, good amount of chilli up front
Marheb (1639) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drôle de bête cette bière, son arôme de sauce spaghetti épicés me laisse un peu songeur mais en même temps sa complexité est vraiment spéciale. La première gorgée est dominée par la morsure du chili mais aussitôt passée, la chaleur laisse place à un liquide franchement bien conçu. Le nectar d’agave et le seigle sont un match presque parfait un fois que les piments s’installent, ça me donne assurément des idées de brassins.
djd07 (2779) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Will! Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is habanero peppers, pepper, and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with agave, peppers, and fruit. Not too much heat, easy to drink, very good.
johnnnniee (1957) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly murky deep reddish brown color with a huge off white head that persists forever leaving moderate lace on the way down. Smells of spicy rye and peppery yeast phenols with a sweet lightly bready and caramel malt base with a hint of dark fruit. I can’t find any peppers in the nose, they must be subtle. The flavor is sweet and malty up front with spice and rye providing balance. I found the pepper and it comes in lightly in the middle and lingers long into the finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet spicy mouthfeel. Nice brew, I could have used a bit more pepper but I enjoyed it just the same.
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by J at the Monmouth Park gathering. Poured a deeper amber that was slightly muddy with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma was solid, notes of peppers, bready and rye toast, sort of rye pepper bread. Palate was spot on, medium body average carbonation with solid pepper heat on the end, this is in 95* temps too. Flavor of grains, bread, peppers, touch of wort, rye toast. Solid beer.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Cheers, John! Pours a hazy brown-amber with a beige head. Nose is big agave syrup- herbal/ earthy syrup sweetness followed by some fruity quality, and maybe some earthy peppers. Flavor starts off sweet then progresses to drier from agave to a bit of rye and then the assertive peppers kick in- right to the throat and burn for a little bit. One of the more assertive and aggressive pepper beers I’ve tried.Light to medium in body with ephemeral sweetness and lingering habanero burn.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-offwhite-gold/amber. A-lt malt, hint of peppers. T-peppers as soon as it touches the tongue, lt malt. Heat stays there, and doesn’t go overboard, but it’s a sipper.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jay at Monmouth Park tasting. Pours amber with off white head. A bit murky. Nose and taste of chili pepper, spicy rye, malt and light fruit. The pepper and spicy rye are mostly up front. The heat is very pleasant. Medium body.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle I took to the Racetrack Gathering. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Candied rye, sweet habaneros on the nose. Gentle heat, very balanced. Hints of wood, gentle bitterness. Very easy drinking. Malty, nice spice. Soft lingering heat. While one might not think ’Gee, a habanero beer will be great outside on a day that’s sunny and 95+”, this was quite wonderful.