b79turner (252) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bomber, this thing is a mess. The nose is pretty good, actually smells pretty good. Taste is way too much of the chili. This is certainly my least favorite of the vertical epic series.
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange-amber. Subtle spice aroma with hints of cinnamon. Sour mash up front with a complex lambic-esque finish.
kindacold (235) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours beautiful amber with white head. Neutral smell. Tastes like peppers, cinnamon, caramel, malt, and hops. A bit sticky on the finish, with a very bitter aftertaste.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking copper pour with good white head. Somewhat similar to an xmas ale, due to the spice level.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a hazy amber with a light fizz. Aroma is smoky and earthy. Flavor is full of chilli and malt.
aleph (231) - - APR 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Dale. Sweet, spicy, malty, pepper, cinnamon. Medium body. Low drinkability due to the odd flavor profile. Misstep.
CarlJonas (231) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy, light brown liquid with a small off-white head. Drapes aplenty. Robust malty aroma of dark fruits with a hint of hot spices. A bit underwhelming, medium sweet taste, some almost medicinal bitterness towards the finish, a little alcohol. There is definitely chilli and cinnamon there but they feel kind of tired like an old spice jar left on the rack though the best before date passed years ago. Some chilli heat in the aftertaste. Medium to rich mouthfeel, low carbonation. Think I held on to this one a bit too long, but still pretty good.
Brewdork (228) - 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 isn’t for everyone, but if you like the taste of chiles (no heat here, just flavor) this one’s a winner.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip. Dark copper pour with medium beige head. slight cinnamon aromas with a bit of earthiness.
Not bad. i think I need to reflect on this beer a little more
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Didn’t get any of the chiles. Got some barrel, got lots it actually. Barrel dominated and thru me for a loop. Certainly not what you’d expect...again. Least this time it doesn’t taste like flower petals.