Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oooh. My 100th American beer. Appears resinous amber with a full white head that sank and left excellent lace. Aromas of stewed fruit, malt and then a dangerous undertone of violent pepperiness. Like Talisker whisky without restraint. Initially creamy and fluffy and then the flushes of peppers. Bitterness suggests itself and then comes the piquancy just as you’re trying to think of other things to write. It lingers as a capsicum spray on the palate. It is piquant without being overwhelming.
I have had two beer related pepper-gasms: Mikkeler Texas Ranger, which was utterly remarkable; Mussel Inn Heat Rash, which was intriguing and I have had another experience when I was 5 when I rubbed drying Cayenne pepper into my face. I was wary for nearly thirty years. With this beer, I’m a little disappointed there wasn’t more thrown back to crying child who thought his face was on fire.
Shot (291) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark gold with a creamy thin white head. Aromas of sweet caramel malt and slight vegetables. Flavors are grass, smokey crackery notes, sweet malt, tobacco, vegetable notes and a slight hot pepper burn. Thin but creamy mouthfeel. Actually, a well-made beer, but the addition of chipotle peppers takes the flavor in a direction that isn’t terribly enjoyable. This reminds me of a rauchbier crossed with a lager. Without the peppers, this would be a pretty delicious ale.
tmoreau (3054) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing an orangey gold, almost amber color, with some soft white head foam that reduced expeditiously to a ring & film, and left some wavy lacing on the glass. The nose was light smoke & pepper that presented a bit of betadine/Band-Aid scent, with some light fruit involved. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste included moderate & lingering, earthy bitterness, with dryness, and "better late than never" pepperiness to the finish. Okay, but the introduction disappointed.
smith4498 (3282) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of caramel and peppers with some smokiness. Smoked pepper flavor with slight heat and some caramel. Medium body with average carbonation. Better than I was expecting.
thetmaxx (817) - West Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love chipotle! Thin head, weak aroma, but sweet of anything. Some smokey. Flavor is of smokey chipotle, kind of spicy, but very mild. A bit of malt character comes through. Overall the chipotle dominates. Finished sweet, yet dry. Not bad.
dogbomb (1081) - ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg. Honey coloured with a thin white scum. Nose is honey sweet with a firey pepper. Taste is thin, a light lemon then a hit of pepper/paprika. A bit "meaty", but a but overly thin to excite. Burny, but not hot...
bcBelgianbrew (106) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed in glass poured from a 650ml bottle. Hint of spice, more akin to smoked paprika... or chipotle:) Some hops in there. It’s a drinkable ale. Goes well with bbq. Got better halfway through the glass... the 2nd. Something fun & different. It works. My 100th rating. Didn’t think it would take me this long. I like the journal aspect of ratebeer. Great work! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GlassBrass440 (306) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper colour with a short lasting white head. Light aromas of chipotle peppers and caramel. Not much else to say here. Flavours bring big, smokey chipotle up front which blends to salted caramels, and a light citrusy note. The smokiness lingers well into the off-sweet finish. Medium bodied. The beer is more smoke beer than chili beer with only the slightest hint of spice managing to build up by the bottom of the bottle.
andrewje41 (1583) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 Oz bottle pour split. Pours a clear copper color with a thin head. Orange fruit, and hops aroma. Drinks nice, with some good hop character and a very mild pepper spice. Pretty good pepper beer. Enjoyed it.
seehaferb23 (117) - - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the 2nd beer of the night. It cost $6.50 at the local grocery store. Cheers!
willisread (1097) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with a minimal head. Malt forward with some green bell pepper on the nose. Average carbonation and medium-body. Taste is similar with a smoked taste and some mild hop bitterness with the pepper just kind of there. It doesn’t pack much of a punch as far as heat goes. Dry peppery finish.