mansquito (3025) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barcade, Philly tap: Pours a reddish brown with a wee head. Aroma is spice, cinnamon, fruitiness, and I didn’t really detect much chillies, possibly by virtue of the fact I was eating spicy chips. Taste is sweet and kind of spicy. Body is pretty manageable. I don’t know why this was on tap now of all times. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t great.
solidfunk (2780) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an odd one, to be sure. Pours red with good head and lacing. Aroma of espresso and bitter barrel finish - very oaky. Soft carbonation. Some sourness - couldn’t initially figure out the style of this one. Not quite as spicy from chili pepper but after a few sips you can detect it. Tap at Blue Monk.
bigaddie (74) - - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely aroma to this beer. Cherries, a bit of licorice, cinnamon come through. A great appearance. Crimson color with a good head and nice lacing.
Nice taste! A bit on the sweeter side. Sour cherries, a bit of bitterness. The heat of the chillies come through nicely at the end but I was hoping for a bit more of. Cinnamon is naturally there and balances it out well.
Good beer! Savoring every sip!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Brewdork (185) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish-brown with very thin head. Sweet malty aroma with pronounced chile notes. Flavor is all chiles up front, with a smooth malt finish with hints of chocolate. It certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you like the taste of chiles (no heat here, just flavor) this one’s a winner.
dfearnley (724) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pils glass
Aroma is almost all chilies, with some other spice but I'm not sure it's cinnamon. A nice fresh hoppiness in the back as well as some citrus. Reddish colour but a little cloudy with a thin long lasting creamy head. The taste is nice and malty up front but then the green chili taste comes through at the end. Mouthfeel is a tad thin, but there's a nice warmth due to the chilies. Well done and enjoyable.
gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from... somewhere. Pours the flander’s red cinnamon deep amber color, decent amount of foam initially, but it’s thin in constitution and fades away within a couple of minutes, leaving a thin, persistent film on 75% of the beer’s surface. Aroma is all sweet malts, like candi sugar and cinnamon. The only pepper burn comes through literally as a burn to the insides of my nostrils. Taste is malt-forward, followed by a touch of the dark hint of heat from the Anaheims, with a resounding cinnamon and red-hots finish. Funny, hadn’t thought of that candy in years, but here it sort of is in beer form. Cool. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation and a long finish. Nice beer. Not great, and not as good as most of the others, but still fun and high quality.
cbfobes (2093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a local tasting, thanks Brad! Pours a clear dark brown with a really thin head, the aroma has a subtle amount of spice with some yeast mixed in too, the flavor has a yeasty front end with a spiced finish, light mouthfeel, was pretty meh.
ThreeCats (523) - ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber with a nice head. Aroma of alcohol and oxidation, raisins, caramel. Taste of lots of the same, very raisiny, some mango, nose that lasts into palate.
adamah (213) - - APR 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one did not age well at all or it was just flawed from the beginning. The aroma was of chilies, cinnamon and gym socks. The spicy, sweet, and yeasty flavors didn’t really work that well together. It was so dry and astringent that I couldn’t even chug it to get it out of the way. There’s no way I could have drank a whole bottle.
radio_nowhere (678) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into Trappist glass. Dirty-orange brown color with thin light tan head. Aroma of bready malt sweetness, fruity yeast (banana, cherry, grapes) and spices (pepper, cinnamon). Taste adds some candy sugar, chilli spice, caramel, licorice and earthy hop notes. Medium body, soft, low carbonation, mild heat, herbal with long sweet finish. The sweet and spicy notes balance well with each other. Good.