nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 15, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Found some old notes on this. Oh boy, here we go.
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a cloudy muddy brown colored body that leaves a nice two finger white foamy head that lasts for a good two minutes before slowly dieing. Lacing shows after the head concaves into the body, nice and spider-webs. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.
The smell, well, here is where we take a wrong turn. It starts out ok with the chocolate and wheat combined decently up front, but something didnít smell right as it warmed.
The taste well, it was basically the same and comes out extremely bland (anyone remember the old Wendyís commercial "whereís the beef?", ok right here Iíd like to say "whereís the flavor?"). In other words, whatever happened in the smell didnít happen in the taste ... ???
On the palate, it was light and super watery with nothing harsh on the tongue.
Overall, ok, it says on the side of the bottle, thereís chili and spice, and once again, Iíll use that old Wendyís line, "whereís the [chili and spice]?" So if this is supposed to be so complex with other flavors, where are they? In retrospect, I will say fitting name as this will be the "end of the world" for this beer. Cue Dierks Bentley - "what was I thinking?"
MadIndian (2410) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from craft. Shock top night wasnít a total issapointment, but they all lack body and ingredients to push the series to the next level. Some nice notes of wheat, and spice. Chocolate was ehh.
jbuskirk (453) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
This beer made me gape in disbelief. Not in a good way. Tastes like chocolate mixed with spicy pepper, wheat malt, and other spices. Too many strong flavors at ounce. It overwhelms your palate in the shittiest possible way. I kind of admire the balls that it took to release this, but the flavors clash horribly.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Best by 24JAN 13
Had to do it. Pours cloudy tea colored with a etched surface of tan. Smells of wheat, coriander, cinnamon, some milky smells. Tastes like powdered cocoa, wheat, a bit of charcoal, some more coriander and a bit of fucking terrible. No, itís just terrible. Thin with hi carb and a dry finish. This is just really disappointing from such a reputable brewer.
Serving type: bottle
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Accidentally blew my notes away for this one on my phone but I remember being more impressed than the general masses with this one. Aroma had wheat, chocolate and spice and some caramel. Taste was sweet and spicy with wheat, dark malts, chocolate, spices and a mild spicy finish.
tectactoe (2014) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle: Dark copper, brown, highly opaque and hazy, capped with an off-white head that doesnít last for long at all. The smell was not great... strong off-putting metallic notes with medicinal fruits... just unappealing. Taste isnít as bad... less metallic. Slight toffee and caramel, toasted malt; not much chocolate, really. I get a little chili powder mid-palate that gives off a meaty vibe. Not bad, but weird. Very, very light wheat body. Thin, crisp mouth feel with tight carbonation. Strange beer. Different and mysterious... but not in a good way.
toml219 (209) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a murky light brown with a nice white head. Smell of wheat, spice and chocolate. Taste is almost like the smell chili spice chocolate and wheat.
Heathen (1470) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Not great, but not awful. Great marketing. Donít let this one get too warm. Much better cooler.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a muddy, light to medium brown with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had light to moderate dark bread, chocolate, wheat, and nutty malt; slight citrus; hints of chili spices that were almost cinnamon like. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, moderately acidic and slightly bitter with a short duration. There was citrus, wheat, hint of chocolate, coffee and nutty malts, hint of chili spice at the bottom of the glass. The medium body was watery with fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent finish.
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is not too strong maybe some malts, fruits, spices and grain. Taste,consistent with aroma, this beer has a lot going on and perhaps that not necessarily a good thing. Light bodied and refreshing when cold but other than that Iíll have to say that Iím not fan.
gregwilsonstl (1102) - Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
What? Why? Way too much chili....no balance. No hops. This isnt good. Thanks Chris friedman.