UncleKorm (1220) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Seasonal on tap at the brewpub on 16 Sep 12. This is a tough beer to rate as each year the heat will be different. Up front I like heat. I’m not shy with spices when I eat. This year the heat level & chili flavor is BOLD. If your the type of person that can eat a chili whole by itself, then you will enjoy this beer. If you are expecting to taste beer with a hint of chili flavor, than this years batch is not for you. Clear bright yellow hue, small white head mostly diminishing. Light body with lively carbonation.
missdev (18) - USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The chili aroma is there - but it doesn’t smell roasted. The flavor has a lot of the chili-skin tannins, but there isn’t a lot of chili flavor (outside the spice), and there is nothing of the earthiness of a roasted chili. The mouth is a bit thin. Not overly spicy, it is a beer you can have more than one of without being overwhelmed. Okay, but there are more complex chili beers out there.