Heathen (1444) - 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.
jbuskirk (267) - 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 (1436) - 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 (1036) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 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. Not a bad taste, but an awful smell. Different and mysterious... but not in a good way.
toml219 (202) - 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.
hfmejias (604) - 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 (919) - 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.
charule (745) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured brown minimal head. Mild wheat aroma. No detectable chili flavor. Some spices.
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stevoj (1603) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ummm, what is this supposed to be? Tastes like a home brewerís first experiment. Too many differnet things going on, which donít mix well. Stout, dunkel, witbier all mixed together. Looks good on paper, not so good in the glass....