Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty interesting beer. I’ve tried it as Mexicali and under the Chipotle alias. Very creamy mouthfeel. Not a hot spicy, just flavored with peppers. Compliments spicy fried chicken well. Another good beer from Rogue but not one of their best.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep golden with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of malt and peppers. Taste is thick malt. Very full mouth feel. The hops and pepper flavors combine very nice. This beer deserves more credit than it is given.
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a bad Rogue. (I haven’t had a bad one yet). This is a well balanced beer, nice malty aroma and flavor. Goes down smooth. I thought do to the name it would be hot tasting, but it was spicy not hot. After a few min. I did get a warming sensation in my stomach, but not unpleasent. Wouldn’t want to drink on a hot day. I prefer this type of beer in cold weather.
Pailhead (4414) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Malty aroma with a little spice. Pours a real dark transparent amber with an off-white head that has a little staying power. Lght and malty up front with a peppery spice and nice smoke finish. The smokiness seems to linger into a moderate smoke aftertaste. A little hops in there. Definitely worth a try. Real creamy and smooth mouthfeel.
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Rogue Public House in Portland, Oregon on 2/12/05. It’s interesting enough, but the smoke flavor overpowers nearly everything. I rated the palate high because of the "slow burn" that happens at the end. Very peppery and well-executed for what it is, but it just didn’t excite me.
OldGrowth (2480) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
More old notes, Bottle from John’s Marketplace. Ok nose, Lite orange, carmel , some spicy heat. Clear orange color. No head. Bitter flavors, Lite grapefruit/orange. Little roasty. peppery. Thin body, watery mouthfeel, slighlty roasty bitter finish. I remember this having more zip, though that was when I though Sam Adams Boston ale was the the way to go.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2006 Poured an amber color with a small off white head and no lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel, smoke, and light roast. Taste was smokey malt, and finishing spicy/peppery.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I like hot food and beer, but I don’t like hot(spicy) beer. It burned the back of my throat and it just turned me off.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Malty, spicy aroma. A lot of malt to the flavor....I wish there could have been a little more hop to it. The peppers don’t come out as much in the flavor as I would have liked, but you can definitely feel them in your throat after drinking it. Overall, I definitely enjoy it, but it doesn’t really compare to the other Rogue Ales. I commend them for trying something like this, though, and have it come out decent.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2004
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear amber colored beer with an off-white head. Rogue yeast is penetrating in the aroma. Sweet and rather cloying with heavy toffee notes. Flavor is sweet malt and chipotle pepper. Hot on the tongue and in the throat. Again, chili and beer is not a good combination!! Rather harsh and a really bad idea!!!