Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Blake and Jenny for sharing! Poured clear (at least initially) deeper brown with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up a lot of hot, fresh peppers with warm caramel beneath.. hefty doses of citrus and peppery hops, too.. aggressive on all fronts, but there was a lot of good stuff going on. The flavor found caramel and nutty malts at the core, with hot, fresh peppers and peppery bitterness around.. toasted oak and a splash of citrusy hops rounded out the finish.. hot, but tasty. Medium-plus bodied and very spicy on the palate.. I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to.
peteinSD (958) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear red pour with no head and the smallest ring of tan foam on the edges of the glass. Minimal carbonation. Aroma is leafy green pepper, spice heat, and dry oak with light scotch but the barrel influence is very background on the aroma. Taste is raw spice with lingering pepper heat and thin, oaky booze notes. Lingering alcohol and legitimate this is getting a bit hot pepper heat after each sip. Clean but thin mouthfeel. Very odd beer but itís nice in small doses. Would probably be great fun with a cigar.
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy reddish brown with no head. Peppery aroma with some sweet notes. Smokey peppery scotch tastes up front and a big burning capsicum finish. The aging mellowed it a bit and helped to give some nice dimension and depth lacking in the original version.
MIBRomeo (2346) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
murky off mahogony pour a fair amount of sediment, not much head to speak of. Hot peppery aroma on top of a well mellowed beer that had a clear heavy hopping to begin with as some still shows through the peppery skin along with a light touch of oak. Avg palate. Flavor is sweet and spicy at the same time. Raw pepper skins that are a bit sharper than they need to beover a good amount of hops and a warm alcohol swallow with hints of wood. Ok..
JohnnyJ (3532) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle. Clear amber pour, almost no head, little carbonation. Very spicy pepper, almost fruity pepper, caramel malt, sweetness, light moss (must be the peat), and quite a bit of burn on the tongue in the finish. Enjoyable, but only in small quantity.