Butters (3938) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear reddish copper pour with ample offwhite head. Smells like Chile meat, but not hot like other chili beers I’ve had. Flavor is similar, in that the full flavor of the chili comes through but without the spiciness. Some honey and vanilla. The cinnamon is more on the tail. Malty bomb. I’m enjoying this more as it grows on me, but it is really not my cup of tea. Interesting, but I Don’t care for this very much at all.
jmohno (1194) - Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red pour some head.
Aroma was sweet malt initially but belgian notes struggle to show with hints of candy bannana or bubblegum but is more of a dry minerally carmel malt aroma almost dusty but in a good way.I gues the chocolate has a cinimin with the chili making it seem dusty like with all of it going. Yeah as it warms the chili and cinnimin take over.
Flavor is carmel malt vanilla then a strange cinimin chil combo,giving it a dusty earthy like taste , pretty smooth, with toasted malt, light chocolate, with a grassy bittering and lingering flavors of cinnimon and chili. There is some citrus towards the end also maybe before the bittering.The finish is a bit harsh maybe from the cinnimin or bittering.Pretty shure its the cinnimon,its like if you added to much cinnamon that kind of harsh taste,but isnt overflavored with cinnimon by any means. The belgian also becomes more noticable as it warms.
badgerben (4563) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2011
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark brown/red color with a small head. Light peppery aroma with banana notes. Very raw pepper flavor, like drinking a non-spicy pepper puree. Light caramel malt. Fairly yeasty.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of cinnamon, clove, bananas. Tastes of cinnamon, some bite from the chilis, caramel, some spicy elements and more cinnamon on the finish.
Oscbert (1115) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
~Bready banana aroma and perfumy clove spiciness, light green chilies
~Pours a murky reddish brown with small lasting yellowish head.
~Can taste the chili flavor, but it isn’t hot. Peppery spiciness, clove, Yeast phenolics are fairly strong.
~Med body, med high CO2, harsh spicy finish, bitter lingering is not pleasant.
~Not really a fan of the yeast on this one. Too spicy and some harshness. Interesting beer. On border of being something good and something I don’t like..
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of metal, alcohol, banana, clove, orange peel.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic, metallic.
Generic, boozy, and quite metallic.
raphael (955) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smelling cinnamon, coca cola, fresh green peppers, oak. I taste coca cola, alcohol, green hops, a bitterness not quite citrus. almost no head over clear darkish amber. flat and bitter in the mouth. Beer as apertif? Parts not coming together. an intersting mish-mash though
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a amber to brow. Generous white to off white head. A sour raisiny malt carries into an interesting jalapeño note.
markwise (4606) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Leukens Oldsmar. Pours a dark caramel amber with an off-white head. Nose is Belgian yeast with plenty of banana, earthy peppers, a little bit of heat, sweet malt, and cocoa. Flavor is a burst of bananapesque Belgian yeast, followed by some sweet malts and earthy (not hot) peppers from mid to finish, but they are dwarfed by the Belgian yeast. The Belgian yeast dominates some of the aroma and most of the flavor. The yeast is like a ravenous child at a buffet table. Light to medium in body and not bad overall, but with a different yeast this one might be ground-breaking.
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of chili peppers, grass, cinnamon, ginger, light cheddar cheese. Taste is of spicy hops, caramel, fire roasted salsa, slight alcohol warmth.