firstsip (658) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewery. Dark black. Lingering bit of head. Very coffee nose. Spicy touch at front of sip flows into peanut buttery body of mild spices, nuttiness.
MIapples (13) - - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Forward chocolate and coffee mixed together. The pepper heat starts to come in on the tongue about halfway through the glass, non-offensive tingle.
BOSSbrewer (2685) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at their brewing facility while their downtown pub was being refurbished. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is chocolate, cinnamon, slight coffee. Flavor is strongly chocolate and cinnamon, and slight habanero flavors. Some heat comes at the finish, but not much. This was in June of 2015. I’ve heard that other iterations of this had more heat. I hate beers with cinnamon and so my rating is somewhat low.
jhp40219 (365) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle my sister-in-law picked up for me while in Michigan. Pours black with a chocolate colored head and lacing that pretty much covers the entire glass. Aroma of peppermint, chocolate, spicy peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg, and coffee. Taste is rich Dutch chocolate, mint, and a whole lot of spiciness! Big burning peppery taste from the habaneros, cinnamon, and nutmeg with coffee rounding it out. Very nice, very pronounced, hot habanero burn on the lips, tongue and throat. Taste is an excellent balance of sweetness and spiciness! Great finish of Dutch chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon, and of course habanero. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation. Odd Side Ales are killing it! Just an absolutely amazing brewery! I hope they have a long term plan because there is no reason they couldn’t be as successful as Stone, Founder’s, or Bell’s.
bpar73 (652) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Sweet chocolate, spice and hot peppers in the taste and aroma. Hot finish make this an interesting brew.
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured very close to black with a creamy toasted tan head. The aroma picked up toasted cocoa and sweet cream, accented by vanilla and spicy peppers.. really nice. The flavor found smoky black malts, cocoa, and sweet cream at the core with charred peppery notes and cinnamon laced throughout.. finished spicy and tasty, but a tad watery. Light-medium bodied and creamy across the middle.. thinned out as mentioned toward the back.. pepper and spices were very well integrated.. very good brew!
tom10101 (3796) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (12 oz). Thanks Tony!
Appearance: Dark brown with a small beige head and little lacing.
Aroma: Cinnamon, nutmeg, chili peppers, chocolate, light habaneros presence and vegetal notes.
Taste: Taste is hot (habaneros) and spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg) with chocolate and coffee in the background.Unpleasant vegetal presence as well.
Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Hot finish.
Overall: Unbalanced. Not enough body to handle the spices. Too hot.
czar (5569) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle shared by cparles, thanks! pours unclear medium dark brown, mahogany tint, with a small light beige cap, minimal retention and lacing. obvious if not omnipreswent cinnamon and nutmeg, spicy and tingling habaneros - with their usual odd vegetal touch, some sweet and brown spicy maltiness, vanilla. average carbonation, light body - quite oily; sweetish, disturbingly tingling über-spicy finish. spicy mess. blah.
mathieuc (2086) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a small brown head that leaves low lacing. Nose is of chocolate, chiles and quite reminescent of a mole overall. Taste is of peppers, chocolate and moderately hot. A little unsettling acidity like the juice from a pickled peppers jar. Body is light to medium, carbonation moderate and the hot peppers creep on you to the point it almost becomes undrinkable. Overall I thought this was OK but why would someone want to drink a full 12 oz of that?
JulienHuxley (4136) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Flat looking black pour. Aroma is really spicy, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, peppers. Taste is slightly acidic, not nice, really spicy, but nice pepper heat. Palate is light-med bodied with low carbonation. Decent.