tia (1037) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Interesting. Can definitely get the chili in both the flavor and aroma. Not sure if I’d consume mass quantities but glad I tried it.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a large beige head. Aroma of funk with a hint of pepper. Flavors of caramel malts, artificial sweetener, syrup, a funky yeast flavor and peppers starting in the middle to the end. Don’t taste the cinnamon. Overall the flavors combine to give the beer a taste similar to dirt. Not good.
Travlr (14191) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear amber color, massive tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of Christmas - light, sweet spice. Taste is similar.
italianjohn (2411) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear chestnut pour thin off white head light lacing great looking color .... aroma is of cinnamon and fruity yeast, little syrup and some of the pepper .... taste is spicy you definitely feel the heat and a tingly spice of the pepper on your tongue from start to finish but the flavor is mostly sweet fruity yeast, some caramel malt, little candi syrup and cinnamon .... finishes dry and warm with a tingle of the peppers ..... abv is hidden well not a bad brew just wouldn’t say its epic or anything
AirForceHops (3773) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in a snifter @ Sunset Grill and Tap, Allston, MA. It pours dark brown, having thick off-white head. Mild retention. Nose of toasted malt and some light yeast. Not sure where in the world the chilies are? I don’t get it in the nose or flavor. No heat at all. Some caramel sweetness, some cinnamon, lots of sweet bread. Yeast and strong ale Belgian note’s but… not really anything as good as I was expecting. A let down on draft.
dyetube (1231) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours a deep reddish amber with a tin iff white head. The aromas are black pepper, cinnamon. The mouthfeel is spicy, slightly bitter and dryish with a medium body. Cheers!
adrian910ss (2378) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear deep ruby red mahogany color with a medium sized creamy beige head. Aroma of chillies, cinnamon and candied malt. Taste of candied malt, chillies and cinnamon. Interesting.
LinusStick (2911) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I buy these beers for the novelty now, because I almost expect not to like them. This beer is a wreck, and sadly, doesn’t reflect a hint of the chilies that I was hoping for. Aroma is sweet Juicy Fruit gum/Belgian yeast. Pour was a nice deep red with a one finger off white head. Taste was very Belgian. Strong sweet Belgian candi sugar and sweet malt in the front. The top of the tongue is almost numbed by the sweetness. Sweet chewy sugary aftertaste with little alcohol burn.This beer is too syrupy and sweet for my tastes. Would love to find the cinnamon or chilies, but they aren’t there.Mild carbonation
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark amber with beige head. Aroma of fruit esters, farmhouse, malt and chilie. Flavor is much the same with a light sweetness and vaugue earthiness with subtle spice heat in the finish. Moutfeel is medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, very strange brew buy not bad!!!
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark red-brown. Smells sweet with light fruits, banana and spices. Taste is very sweet with fruity tartness and spicy cloves. Add a hint of chili to the mix and you’ve got this bizarre concoction... Unfortunately, I’m not diggin’ it.