arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bad Apple, Chicago. Murky ruby with just a dusting of head. Medium bodied. Maybe the best chili beer I’ve ever had; it’s a full, lasting flavor that’s more than just a spicy overtone. Belgian base is a nice counterpoint, with over-ripe fruits and a hint of sweetness to start. The spice dominates the rootsy finish in a very nice way. Very well made. Not an instant favorite, but glad I had it.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared by Dos. Chilies and cinnamon.... Well I was somewhat jazzed about trying this but had a feeling that the flavors might not jump out at me. Well I was half right. The chilies were there but not really the cinnamon. Enjoyed this one but it could be so much more.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very interesting beer. Up front there is a ton of hatch chili flavor. There are a lot of things going on here, but not the type of beer you can drink a lot of.
nickd717 (4123) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone. Mostly clear dark ruddy amber pour with a lacy two finger light khaki head. Belgian candi sugar aroma with a hint of cinnamon/spice and chile pepper. Belgian yeast and candi sugar flavor with a good level of cinnamon and pepper. Well-balanced and tasty. Medium-bodied with a good level of carbonation. Haters gonna hate, but I think this beer is pretty well-done.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at mad mex willow grove. Pours a hazy gold with a slight head. Aroma is sweet and thin. Taste is very refreshing but not very Belgian. Can’t taste the chiles.
nittanytide (264) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep copper in color with a thin, bubbly head. Aroma is very floral with a hint of citrus. Taste is complex, but not overpowering: grapefruit, grass, and a little bit of candied fruits. Nice dry finish. The chiles and cinnamon used in this beer were in the background and shouldn’t scare people away from what is a pretty good beer.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber purchased at Total Wine, Alpharetta, GA. pours a dark ruby with a 1 finger off white head. cinnamon nose with light Belgian yeast esters. med body with bright cinnamon, light chiles and sweet malts. soft and smooth throughout with a bit of heat up top. semi-dry finish with sweet dark fruits and spices.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 22oz bottle.
Clear amber brew with a slight off-white head. Tons of chile in the nose with Belgian yeast, cinnamon, and dark fruit. Flavors of raisin, spice, earthy chile, and a bit of heat on the backend. Pretty unique.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice reddish brown and has a very interesting spice character that got worse as time went by for me.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6643) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a very dark brown color with a medium sized beige head that faded and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and woody with a touch of smoke, light dry spices and an almost meaty presence. The flavor was dryish, woody and a bit roasty with notes of cola, hickory, cinnamon and clove. The finish was long and dry with hickory, cola and spice notes lingering. Medium body. Ok.