RamyG4 (226) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Brownish-red with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and malty, a distinct green pepper aroma from the Anaheims. Taste is medium sweet, mild bitter, and quite vegetal, with some spice and more of the Anaheim peppers. Finish is dry with more pepper coming through. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Meh.
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Vertical Epic Tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Dagan. Pours orange to brown with a beige head, aroma of pine, peppers, honey, flavor of peppers, honey, banana, medium bodied, nice
NeuroPliny (36) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange-amber. Subtle spice aroma with hints of cinnamon. Sour mash up front with a complex lambic-esque finish.
MacMoney (735) - Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
655ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium, beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruitiness, resin. Light vegetable there as well, quite like bell pepper or paprika. Light marzipan, some parsley as well as dark fruits. The caramel and resin are the strongest though, with the bell pepper and vegetable a constant background presence as well. The quite dry taste has a lot of the caramel and resin as well, but the spiciness comes through as well. The cinnamon is quite strong with some nutmeg tones. The chili peppersí vegetable flavor is present as well. Some banana and yeast on the last half of the bottle too. Hop profile is resinous, pithy, sprucey. Palate is full and quite carbonated. Perhaps not excellent, but good. Definitely easy going for such a strong beer.
mikem409 (1140) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap. Pours dirty orange with off tan head. Aroma slight spice. Taste is sweet pie spice and orange rind
Staffan47 (198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Får lite associationer till ingefära. Att det skulle vara chili i känner man inte ett smack av
Jayb0 (916) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable, thanks max. refreshingly different and delicious on a day filled with great beer, food and whisky. The chili works.
wchesser (672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid belgian brown nose and flavor profile. Chili flavor is mild but a nice combination of green-ness and warm spice. Actually improved and flavors rounded out after leaving bomber open overnight in fridge. Enjoyable, not great.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. from who-the-hell-knows. Apparently only grabbed one bottle of this stuff last, last November as it doesnít look like I rated it at all. Well, Now itís Feb. 2013 so I suppose I should crack it open. Very warm and fuzzy on the tongue. Caramel, sweet, licorice, and alcohol that pops in now and again. Not a whole lot of spiciness going on, though I suppose thatís because itís been sitting around for 15 months. The different flavor profiles have all mushed together in a pleasant muddle. I havenít tried a lot of these Vertical Epics so I canít compare to other vintages, but this works.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cinnamon, some chile pepper, light candi sugar. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, some orange, cinnamon, light pepper. Butterscotch creeps in as it warms. Medium body, low carbonation, alcohol fairly well masked.