starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- clear ruby in color with a two finger head. Very pretty.
S- smells like hot Tabasco and slight chile fruit. The aroma is dominated by the Anaheim chiles.
T- lots going on here. Slight hint of cinnamon, caramel, burnt sugar, ground coffee, even a bit of cacao some fresh green chile fruit. Bitter finish with a slight cheese aftertaste. Very complex.
M- medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Chile warmth in the back of the throat after a few sips.
O- like I said, there is a lot going on with this beer. At first my palate was bombarded with a bunch of different flavors, but after a while I was able to pick them out. So yeah, still tastes pretty good after a year. Happy Veterans Day!
EithCubes (4419) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Nose is sweet with some yeast to start but really takes on the shape of fresh, meaty green chillies. Some mild toffee/caramel malt character, approaching a dubbel. Deep orange brown that settles into a murky chestnut brown, a large rocky and creamy tan head, oily on the sides of the glass and collapses much more quickly than expected. Taste lightly sweet, not really bitter at all, slightly-built toffee and yeast character as mentioned before, with mild Anaheim chillies that don’t burn in the mouth and are only felt in the chest if one moves too rashly. A very interesting combination of flavors, and not really clashing at all, as I had expected; aided by restraint in chili proportioning, and that the flavor they give is really hearty/delicious. Full but flattish body, malt character goes down straight, hops are as hidden as the (impressively hidden) alcohol. Brown sugar? Aftertaste smacks of sticky Munich with extra melanoidin development. Smooth, clean. On the whole, this is a little bland compared to its brothers, or perhaps overly mild, but dignified and drinks dangerously easily.
Nische (448) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ajnepple (1115) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount into a Duvel tulip. Amber and hazy with a small head. Aroma and flavor of light pepper, cinnamon, veggie, fruity esters, yeast, toasted malts and spices. It was OK.
high_on_hops (470) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown with an off white head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of chiles, cinnamon, raisin and other dark fruit notes. The flavor is spicy chiles and sweet malt up front leading to a spicy sweet finish over a medium body.
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Beergeek23322 (1725) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.11.2013. 22 oz. bottle opened 2 years after release. Pours deep copper with a small tan head. Sweet fruity aromas with malt and spice. The peppers still show though, but the cinnamon is gone which is great in my book. For a beer this old, mine held up pretty good and not as flat as I had expected.
KansaiBeerLvrs (916) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Happy 11.11, the time has come to clear space in my cellar & drink this bottle of Stone’s Vertical Epic 11.11 I got it from Asahiya, 9.4%. Served in a Trappist glass, a beautiful mellow amber brown pour with a beige head. The aroma is malty sweet with some fruity notes of figs & chili heat. The taste is malty, nutty, sweet, figs, plums & a mild chili heat in the finish. This was made with cinnamon but I don’t pick up on that at all. A nice Belgian with some heat from the booze & the Anaheim chilies! I think I agree with others, it isn’t aging that well but is still ok.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. brown with small head. this is an odd brew. subtle spice from the peppers. light cinnamon. malt and fruit. there’s a lot of flavors going on, but i’m not sure they all go together.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - this was aged, but it has completely lost the chile heat or cinnamon character. I agree with the brother, meh.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brusin’ Ales. Pours brown wih a thin khaki head. Has a slight pepper note on the note. Has some roasted pepper notes on the tongue but they’re faint. Hides its alcohol well. Did not exactly benefit by aging. Eh!
Imaena (1635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. I had this in 10/13 so it had been cellared properly for a while. I was not a huge fan of this brew. The chiles gave it an off flavor i think.