Formerly brewed at Twisted Manzanita Ales
Style: Smoked
Santee, California USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Smoked Rye Ale brewed with Chile Peppers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty smoky aroma. Roasted malty chocolate smoky flavor with spicy chili hints. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of smoked rye, roast chocolate, chili pepper, ash, vanilla and dried smoked bacon. Finishes with some moderate pepper heat. Lots of roast. Medium body. Best beer I’ve had from them. Solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours very dark brown with a monolayer of tan that left rapidly. Aroma of smoked malt. Can’t make out rye. LIght pepper aroma. Full bodied. Boy this stuff has some pepper, and now I get the smoked rye. Brewer should either get a medal or be arrested for tongue abuse. I highly recommend the experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle... Pours nearly black with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The aroma is a fusion of campfire smoke, dark chocolate, toasted tree nuts, caramel, earthy spiciness and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied and very effervescent. The flavor is dense and clean, featuring notes of deep-roasted malt, spicy graininess and throat-warming chili peppers. Finishes lightly bitter and radiant. Rock-solid, well crafted beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a tiny tan head and a smoky chili pepper aroma. There is a full-bodied smoked malt flavor with some chocolate, treacle and a fairly spicy pepper finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Chili and caramel aroma with light smoke. Caramel and chili flavor. Medium bodied. Chilis and caramel linger with light smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Courtesy of hellbilly. Pours up with an amber body supporting a tan colored head of foam. The aroma has sweet malts, sweet apple esters, some chili pepper notes and a mild level of smooth smoke. The taste delivers sweet fruity esters, sweet malts and then a firm level of chili pepper notes and chili pepper heat. In between those notes are smooth smoky bacony goodness. I noticed that after a few quaffs the chili heat spreads harmlessly to the lips. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Dark brown color with tan sheen. Big ass campfire, smoked meat aromas. Light to medium body. Nice nutty, chocolate, smoky flavors with a medium chili pepper burn to finish---good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (6323) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
18th March 2014: Hopping Pig, San Diego, on-tap. I am not a smoked beer fan even though I love Bamberg. I am not a chilli beer fan even though I love chillies in my food. I ordered it for the novelty and I didn’t like it. This smoked ’Stout’? Just wasn’t for me, the Rye didn’t help either. I can see the attraction of this beer to some but it was a ’Bridge too far’ for my taste buds. I’ve tried to score it objectively, but it sat on a flight with three other beers that I really enjoyed tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2014
A light smoke aroma.. This has a fair amount of smoke , it’s noticeable but not overpowering. A definite peaty flavor to it. Some hops as well. A lot of peppers in the finish.

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