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RATINGS: 692   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
I was kinda of caught in the middle on this one. It really didnít blow me away but I did enjoy it. The chilies donít make to much of an appearance here. They do show up in the end more and more as the chilies build up. Giving a slight burn. The beer is more cinnamon, cloves, and some banana. But even those flavors arenít to big. Itís a decent drinking beer. Nothing more and honestly donít see it getting much better in a year.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Pours a ruby brown with little to no head. Malty sweet aroma with a little spice. This is a very smooth drinking beer. Light carbonation with a strong malt presence. The chili flavor is light and mostly comes through on the finish. A good beer but not 'epic'. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Poured a rich ruby red from a bomber bottle, with a very thin layer of yellowish foam. Aroma is heavy on spice and something close to overripe pumpkin/cinnamon. There is also a good bit of sweet dough. The taste is heavy on the cinnamon, a bit of spice and some belgian sourness. The chilies certainly stick around heavily on the aftertaste. The chili peppers, though present, are balanced out really well against what is expected of a belgian strong ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours hazy red.. Smell is pepper forward, with some banana. Some bread. Taste is malty with a red pepper background that eventually takes center stage. Finish is clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (292) - Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Nut brown in color. Off white head in color. Good lacing. Nutty aroma. Cherry in the taste. Smooth finish. There is a slight creamy texture. Stone is a very good brewery and I will try another one in a heartbeat.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2011
While this is a belgian strong ale, it more properly belongs in the Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer category as the chiles really dominate the aroma and flavor. They add those qualities without the heat that infests other chile beers Iíve tasted. Itís dressed in an inviting reddish brass color. The cinnamon peeks through in the middle with a long chile finish. There is a solid fruit/malt/alcohol belgian ale backbone. Very interesting. The low scores are because I donít like chile in my beer. Iím anxiously awaiting the 12.12.12 vertical tasting to see how it changes. ANYONE GOT 02.02.02 FOR TRADE?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
It pours with a dark amber color that is copped by a big, foamy head. At this point, I expected the aroma to be pretty muted, and it was save for some bread, caramel, and a little bit of the chile. There is still a good hit of spice still present in the flavor, however, which provides a little punch and a little added sweetness even. The additions raise this beer from a solid, malty amber ale without seeming gimmicky. Maybe some of the character has been lost with age, but I found this beer to be quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Pours a amber to brow. Generous white to off white head. A sour raisiny malt carries into an interesting jalapeŮo note.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber like a cask esb. Thick beige head. Aroma of belgian yeast , spices (clove, chili). Wow flavor is interesting. Never tasted anything like this. Very creamy smooth palate feel. Chilis come through up front and fade to a saison like spiciness. Said there is cinnamon in the beer but i am.not tasting it. Sweetness in this beer is like triple belgian. Hops kick in bitter at finish. Nice beer not one i will drink a lot of but a good once a year beer


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