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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon

   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.

   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

   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 I’ve tasted. It’s 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 don’t like chile in my beer. I’m anxiously awaiting the 12.12.12 vertical tasting to see how it changes. ANYONE GOT 02.02.02 FOR TRADE?

   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.

   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 jalapeño note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanytide (267) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Poured deep copper in color with a thin, bubbly head. Aroma is very floral with a hint of citrus. Taste is complex, but not overpowering: grapefruit, grass, and a little bit of candied fruits. Nice dry finish. The chiles and cinnamon used in this beer were in the background and shouldn’t scare people away from what is a pretty good beer.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2011
In bomber from the brewery. Drank on 11/11/11. Looks amber caramel with tan head. Smells of thick dark caramel and earthy smoothness. Tastes of caramel but molded by the cinnamon and slight tinge of pepper on the back end that makes this beer drinkable and savory. I cant wait to taste it aged a year from now. Overall 7.5 of 10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Aroma of chilis, sugar, alcohol, spice. Pours well with beautiful head, red/brown reminiscent of Insanely Bad Elf. Unbalanced in flavor, with chilis, sharp vegetal hop flavor, Medium bodied, strong carbonation, and a bit of tropical note. Warming for sure, and needs a bit of time IMO. Tasted from the bottle @ 58F.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gerbewa (253) - - AUG 11, 2012
This beer is different! I’m not sure what fruit they added but its not good. First taste was awful but after two or three more out was ok. Doing think I’ll try again

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