lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good aromas & flavours, nice weight, good appearance, firm finish and a nice build up on the palate.
Bragesnak (5323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairbar, Aarhus, DK.
Brown with white head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with caramel, nuts, chili-spice and fruit.
deekyn (986) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A -pours clear orange 1 finger white head. S - smoke, caramel malts, and chipotle. Simple. M - mild easy drinking, med light body, weak palate. T - malts, water, chipotles in abodo sauce. Overripe apple and smoke and black beans. O - simple smoky abodo sauce. 3.0
Sevenlee (1155) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, smoke, spices and some hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a light hoppy and spicy finish. Not bad.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Toasted malts, grains with a nice smokey chipotle touch. Perfectly clear amber with a rich off white head. Taste is all chipotle and malt with a tiny hint of bitterness that accentuates the heat of the pepper. This is definitely a flavored beer that is not balanced or for everyone, but I love the smoky chipotle and consider it a great beer.
Niko100 (1787) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of smoky caramel malt, some hops, & pepper/spice; Flavor of malt, hops, some caramel, and chilly peppers; Finish is fairly hot - but thankfully not over the top; Overall, an acquired taste but does the intended job well.
Gachupines (785) - USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is light nutty malt with a touch of smoky spice. Flavor is very similar to a nice amber ale with a hint of spice in the end. Surprisingly sessionable, I was afraid it would be a spice bomb. Pleasant heat in the finish.
bulldogops (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle. 5.5%. Pours a golden yellow with a white foam that bubbles away quickly. Aroma is cascadey-citrusy hops and still roasting chipotle peppers. Taste is quite smooth, lightly hopped, mild sweetness and the smokiness/heat from the chilis lingers into the finish, but is not unpleasant. Predictably spicy and delicious.
wisdomsolo (258) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve had some downright dizzzzgusting jalapeno beers. This one isn’t part of that crowd. It has some warmth to it but it tasted like a beer instead of a vegetable.
DeanF (1628) - Nunavut, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ooh, ales brewed with chili peppers. I’ve had only a handful in my time, and pretty much all of them have turned out to be total disasters. Yet here’s Rogue, a pretty well-known craft brewer, taking a stab at the style. It pours with minimal head and an amber-copper body, like a brewhouse IPA. The aroma is an odd mix of caramel, malt, and tortilla salsa. Did someone drop a quesadilla into my beer? Did I somehow wander into a Mexican restaurant with a beer? The flavour comes off as close to a smoked ale - the pepper is there, and it’s balanced enough to work with the malts and hops to pull off a shoe-leather kind of flavour. This is better than I expected, but the palate is sadly too watery. I’ll finish this bottle, as I almost always do with bombers, but I wouldn’t buy it again.