strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, brilliant ruby with a skinny off-white topper. As with most fruit based beers the aroma is off-putting to me. I always seem to get the scent of rotten fruit. No matter, this brew is straight up delicious. Nice malt, a unique, subtle date sweetness and a slow creeping pepper heat. The spiciness of the peppers really lingers nicely. Crisp, medium bodied. Tasty as hell.
beer_rookie (313) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I must admit I was a little nervous when I started this one.
Pours a cloudy near brown. Maybe just a tad darker than an amber. Large soapy head. Okay lacing.
Aroma is incredible! Lots of sweet dates and figs, and a touch of peppers. Very malty nose. There’s something else...
Taste is sweet mostly, there is a little bit of spicy pepper right at the end. Just a touch, not too much. It’s not hot at all, but it does linger and it does grow as you savor it. My lips are burning, but it’s not hot. The dates and figs are very prominent in this. Wow!
Mouthfeel is medium full. It’s not very dry. This is pretty drinkable. I want several more of these. The peppers are there, but it’s not spicy.
Overall, this is excellent. The aroma and taste work hand in hand so well o this one. I’m having trouble finding something that I don’t like about it. This is the highest ranking I’ve given a beer so far, and it is well deserved. This, is really good! If you see this, do yourself a favor, and get it. Then do me a favor, and send me one! I’ve never had a beer with peppers in it, and I’m surprised. I’m willing to try others, but I’ll certainly be drinking this one again!
jgentgesdo (687) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy amber with a very scanty off white head that immediately dissipates. Nose is faint pepper, malt, a little dark fruit. Rather sweet. A little astringent at the end. Meh.
Strykzone (6212) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at DLD. Kind of bright brown in color with a beige layer. Big maltiness and peppers in here makes an interesting mix. Some smokiness. A bit of sugar and molasses. Interesting and pretty decent stuff.
hayduke (4458) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sent courtesy of Doran. Thanks. Pours an amber-orange with a big white head. Nose is caramel malts and you can smell the dates. No pepper yet. Medium in body, with a spicy mouthfeel. The flavor is rich and the pepper shows just the right amount to add some character to the beer. Spicy finish. Unusual and enjoyable.
Vcoggins (53) - Cypress, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish orange with very little off white head. Slightly sweet and smokey malty aroma. The taste follows the aroma with a light tingle of peppers on the tongue. Medium slightly oily mouth feel. All in all a decent beer but nothing earth shattering.
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BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can thanks to Casey at 28 Springs. Pours an orangish red with little head. Not much flavor. Slightly hot and spicy. Medium to light bodied yuck. The peppers distract. Icky.
jandd1983 (3620) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured an orange color with a small white head. The aroma was of dates and some chipotle peppers. The taste was similar but not overwhelming with heat. This was a good one.
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color of this beer is a hazy orangeish red with a medium white head, and the aroma blends caramel malts, dates, and chipotle pepper. The taste is mildly sweet and a touch umami, and the palate combines a medium body, slick texture, touch of spice, soft carbonation, and a finish that, if you let it set long enough in the mouth, warms the mouth slightly.
vyvvy (5368) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival 2013 - Pours amber / orange with a beige head. The aroma has dates, molasses and brown sugar - the aroma is all malt and fairly sweet. It has a medium / full body with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor has amber ale maltiness, mild dates, rich maltiness and some underlying spice. The finish shows the peppers. Nice.