GTAEgeek (772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful copper color with a medium, bubbly, tan head. The lacing clings nicely. The aroma is molasses, cinnamon, tart apples, green chiles, and some earthy hops. The flavor is very sweet, with a little sourness in the background. Bitterness, and a faint spiciness, come forward in the finish. The palate is light to medium, acidic, and flat, with a long bitter and spicy aftertaste. There is just a little alcohol warming. Overall, this is an interesting and complex beer, yet surprisingly balanced and well made.
Brewdork (56) - 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 isnít for everyone, but if you like the taste of chiles (no heat here, just flavor) this oneís a winner.
dfearnley (319) - 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 (557) - 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 flanderís red cinnamon deep amber color, decent amount of foam initially, but itís thin in constitution and fades away within a couple of minutes, leaving a thin, persistent film on 75% of the beerís 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, hadnít 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 (1671) - 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 (297) - 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 (58) - - 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 didnít really work that well together. It was so dry and astringent that I couldnít even chug it to get it out of the way. Thereís no way I could have drank a whole bottle.
radio_nowhere (415) - 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.
Westmeister (934) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler pour. Pours a dark amber with a fast disappearing minmal tan head. Aroma is sweet malty, some fruity yeast and odd mixture of spices and peppers. Taste was a mixture of spicy, sweet, fruity and yeasty. There was figs/rasins, peppers, cinnamon, other spices, maltiness, a bit of dustiness. Overall, the yeast, spice and chilis did not work for me in the least. I have a bottle of this sitting downstairs still so lets hope it has done something different than this keg has.
Emeister84 (433) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of purple grapes, cherries, stone fruits, and subtle banana; very characteristic of a quadrupel. A soft red with orange highlights, head is small but retains well, and with very sticky lacing, like a soft cheese. Flavors of booze, earthy, raw coffee, nutmeg, all spice, pink peppercorns, and cinnamon; dry and somewhat savory. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and finishes with a spicy, predominantly cinnamon finish.
RamyG4 (226) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Brownish-red with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and malty, a distinct green pepper aroma from the Anaheims. Taste is medium sweet, mild bitter, and quite vegetal, with some spice and more of the Anaheim peppers. Finish is dry with more pepper coming through. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Meh.