beerbill (3539) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Whole Foods in Lake Grove, NY. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a large off-white head that lasted until mid-glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of caramel and mild niuts a long with a bit of fruity Belgian yeast. The flavor is caramel, lightly sweet, with some fruity Belgian yeast, and mild nuts. I never picked up any characteristics from the peppers, Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Fairly heavily carbonated. Medium bodied.
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
C&C 750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a very dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of peppers, earth, nuts,raisin, caramel. The taste is earth, smoke, raisin, fruity peppers, caramel. Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, just a faint bit of heat from the peppers. Could be a little brighter, but a solid beer.
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle while watching the Season 4 premiere. Pours a deep reddish amber with long lasting, lumpy, thick, bubbly beige head and seafoam lace. Aroma of clove, pepper, brown sugar, dried fruit. Medium to medium full. Taste is dominated by spice, mostly clove, some caramel, raisin. High carbonation and assertive bitterness.
dhunter151 (577) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a white head. Sweet, malty, caramel, spice, esters. I did not get any chili at all though.
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mikeB311 (14) - Texas, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at world of beer. You can pick up on the chiles in the aroma but they have a very light presence in the taste. Really easy to drink with smooth maltiness. Full body and I would say medium carbonation.
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice lacing. Slight over carbonation in my opinion weird for Amber ale. The chiles are good but I wish there was a bit more.
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mikedR (1348) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best of the series so far. Has a spicy kick. Malts are ever present, but this is a hoppy beer. As a red ale itís definitely on the better side.
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Central Market, 4/7/14, Iím a day late, but Iím drinking this while I watch the Season 4 premiere
Aroma: The nose has some rye malts, nutty notes, spice, and a good amount of fruit
Appearance: It pours a murky brownish-orange color with an average, fizzy beige head
Flavor: The taste is much the same, lightly sweet, with a rye malt flavor, and some light-mid spice
Palate: The body is medium, it has a tingly, somewhat fizzy feel, and a dry, peppery finish
Finally watching this premiere after UConnís win. This one is fairly balanced and solidly made, but it isnít an amazing beer. Overall though, I thought it was pretty good. It remains nicely balanced, and the pepper, which mostly come through in the end palate, isnít overpowering.
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown with a huge off white head. Aroma is malty and spicy with some wheat and a lot of yeastiness. Flavor has some dark fruits. Very bitter. A bit over the top. Overall an interesting beer. More of a Belgian dark strong though. But nice overall.
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plus: Fine Belgium aroma and taste. Minus: No chili contribution. Brown rather than red color. Hokey pop culture tie in detracts from brew. Think Russian River NASCAR.