dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown with yellow hues on the outside. Thin head with good lacing. The aroma is full of typical Belgian sugars and yeast. The flavor is rather ordinary, but there are cool spices... cinnamon, maybe anise, that really make the beer pop. I found it to be more enjoyable than several others in the vertical line.
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into huge tulip glass. The aroma is much like a strong dubbel with fig chewy scents- appearance is lighter than others, clear and lighter shade of brown. Taste is crazy- I had no idea what to expect with the chillies but man they make it work! Its like a blend of malt-sweet, bitter-hop, and spicy chillies! Really a remarkably well made beer! Not something I can drink regularly but a great beer.
scoth (661) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy deep copper brown with a puffy medium beige head, excellent retention, very fine lacing. Big malty aroma like a barley wine with notes of toast, biscuit, grass, hay, wood, and a hint of cinnamon. Medium full body, smooth and velvety. Mildly sweet, a hint of citrus, medium bitter finish.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with shades of ruby and a medium brown head. Aroma is yeasty with malt and spice. Flavor is yeast, malt, noticeable spicy chili notes, some cinnamon, peppery notes, and sweet alcohol on the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very good and unique brew.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour copper amber with beige head. Aroma chillies, cinnamon, caramel, hot apple cider, English malts, clove. Taste spice, cinnamon, clove, toffee, banana, chillies. MF medium thick body good carb. Interesting but not something Iíd search out again.
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 Iíve ever had; itís a full, lasting flavor thatís 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.
Thechasm442 (639) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewing a somewhat fresh bottle now. I have more in my cellar. Poured into a duvel tulip. Cloudy, dark, amber brown. Thick, light tan head that takes forever to shrink. Now at one inch 2 minutes after pour. Floral, pine, grapefruit, pepper, caramel, and malty notes in the aroma. Taste is pepper, apple, grapefruit, orange, toffee, and more pepper. It actually picks up on the flavor of the aneheim pepper besides the heat. Mouthfeel is thin and a bit sticky. I canít wait to try it in a year.
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. Canít taste the chiles.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy mahogany red with a short lived off white head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Flavor is big and malty with a spicy background with just the right bite. The finish leaves a little burn in the throat from the chiles. This would go well with flame grilled red meat (especially bison).
TIP: Let this beer warm a little after pouring to bring out the full flavors.
Syzzer (632) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting spice (sweet cloves especially). thick mouthfeel. Light brown and cloudy in color. One taster said he tasted cinnamon.