TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mahogany with a short, foamy tan head. Strong yeast, herbal notes, caramel, sweet malt, dried fruit, and spices in the aroma. Taste is herbal notes, soft floral hops, spices, caramel, dusty yeast, sweet malt, soft grains, light cinnamon and fruit notes. Soft heat from the chilies and a prickly, bubbly carbonation. Medium bodied, overall. Ends with more spiciness, dusty yeast, caramel, soft cinnamon, grains, big yeast notes, floral hops and dried fruit.
RSRIZZO (1914) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle poured into a Tulip at 41°. Color is a murky amber with mellow carbonation and a small tan head. Aroma of caramel and green chilies. It has a medium body that gives a crisp mouth feel. Flavor comes in with toffee and a touch of yeast, then the chili pepper shows followed by a mild bitterness. After taste is an odd sweetness mixed with more chili. Overall its a very odd flavor blend, the mix of chilies and sweet just doesn’t work for me.
drfabulous (5569) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce from Good Foods. Caramel. Burnt sugar. Sweetness. Followed by the slightest pepper taste. Dominant yeast aroma and taste. I’m glad the pepper is subdued.
Ratman197 (12152) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of burnt carmel, cinnamon and light chilies. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of burnt carmel, cinnamon, toffee and a hint of chilies with a crisp lingering burnt carmel finish.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep clear amber color with a moderate bubbly khaki colored head. Nose is sweet malts and fruity, pears baked apples with light hints of cinnamon spice. Flavor is complex and interesting with sweet malts and almost strawberry like fruits, apparent Belgian yeast and some cinnamon spice. Not bad.
BeerandBlues2 (11472) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear and sparkling mahogany with a large, frothy and creamy light tan head, long retention with light excellent lacing. Aroma is honey and caramel malt with notes of light toast and biscuit malt, dates and figs, cinnamon notes, huge fruity esters with some cooked banana notes and faint vanilla and peppery alcohol. Flavor is artificial sweetener and Belgian yeast esters, medium sweet malt, light spice/pepper, notes of cinnamon, and a sweet, near cloying finish. The flavor goes downhill after this initial impression, with warmth not helping at all. I am not sure what was meant here, but I hope this was not it. The closest thing I can come up with is dates topped with Sweet-N-Low to describe this - what a horrible mess. I suspect there are some Anaheim peppers in there because the flavor does finish slightly spicy, but the heavy residual sugar masks it. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
jazz88 (2638) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A brown color with a laced tan head. The aroma has strong chilli peppers, cinnamon, and is earthy. A medium body with an overpowering peppery flavor. It ultimately does not finish well.
obguthr (5094) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Agave nose? Clear brown, medium yellow head. prickly pear and overripe apples. this has the same off-putting (to me anyways) hop that I have found in a few others beers.
Re-rate: Re-sampled on 01/04/13. After a year of age, much of the original flavor of this beer has disappeared, except for the chiles, which are now in the forefront. All in all, that makes it much better.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a nice ruby red color wit ha thin tan head. Nose is of dark fruits with a clear cinnamon presence, though nearly sweet. Taste is rather interesting, clearly a rather pepper like taste, though not as dry as I was expecting, as the cinnamon tends to pack quite the punch in the back end. Noticeable spice however.
DocLock (8978) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep coppery ruby with 3-finger off-khaki head. Nose is funky yeasty malt, mild spice, peppery. Tastes rich, malty, with resiny and astringent syrupy funky notes. I definitely get a chili peppery flavor here, but overall the syrupy sweetness doesn’t gel so well with the funky malt and resiny syrupy hops.