jandd1983 (1907) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of wheat and some chocolate. The taste was the same.
Braudog (5359) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours an odd-looking, murky reddish brown color, and what little head appears almost instantly dissipates. Not much aroma. This drinks with a weird combination of flavors -- drinking almost like a soda, with a sweet cola-like essence up front. There’ s a musty, malty bit behind that. It’s all a bit muddied to me, and doesn’t come off that well. (#4827, 11/22/2012)
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a hazed, medium-dark brown with a few fingers of airy, off-white foam.
Smell: Not particularly effusive, this one. A little touch of unsalted saltines, a bit of stale chocolate powder, and some slight spicy notions.
Taste: Modest wheat malt tasted coated in a thin veneer of sweetish chocolate. Slight fruitiness. Then, there’s a spiciness that makes one smile. Mainly, as to play it safe, they muted that spice character down as far as they could. Thanks, focus groups. The spice passes quickly, going back to the middling tastes of wheat, chocolate, and vague fruitiness until the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Focus groups.
Beerathon (792) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Doesn’t smell good. Doesn’t taste very good. Not really a fan. I was hoping for more...not sure why though. I really taste and smell the chili, which makes me think of chili...weird, not very beer-esque.
*Came back and added to the overall score because it tastes a bit better as it warms.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled form a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy caramel-brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was tangy honey, bread, pepper and cardboard. The flavor was bitter and tart cardboard, bread and wheat. Medium length tart and bitter finish with lingering wheat and cardboard. Medium body. Blah.
unclemike (2068) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a hazy brown with little head. tastes of malts and wheat with a light hint of cocoa and bitterness, There is a nice spicey aftertaste
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is a little watery but has burnt malt, coffee, adjuncts, and a touch of chocolate. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall it’s borderline interesting but can’t get the chillies.
DANEgerous (73) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of a somewhat off putting sourness pours a cloudy orange. Taste, well even if you hate it it is at least unique the note sadly come off as two or three good beers not so artfully blended into one confusing beer it clashes with it self and commits to little to any of it more funky sides it is also rather thin, shame it it a limited run it is fantastic to cook with if you have a few to many add it to chili or mole souse, this is not to say it is hideous at leas try it it is okay just kind of poorly executed
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown body with a thin off white head. The aroma is very light with a hint of chocolate and a touch of spice. Thin mouthfeel with decent carbonation. The flavor is better than the aroma. Moderately sweet up front with some nice chocolate notes. It finishes with a nice spice, and there's a bit of a chile aftertaste. Not bad at all.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Blipp at James’s November 2012 tasting. Aroma is sweet spice, light fruit and malt. Mouthfeel is carbonated and thin with notes of spice, light fruit, wheat, malt, eh - not terrible but pretty bland.