nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is smoky and peppery with virtually no hint of anything else. The appearance is gold with floating particles. The taste is like the aroma peppers and heat as advertised. Itís hard to tell much about the palate from the heat but it seems solid. The beer is as advertised heat and more heat. I donít really like the beer as it seems like it has cigarette butts in it but as far as delivering heat itís first rate.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hot peppery. Then more. Then more in the finish. Iím a fan of spicy food and this was better than Cave Creek because of more flavors, but still not a fan.
ryanfolty (2013) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Date: May 18, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: trade with Matt Description: Semi-opaque golden yellow with some head that faded quickly (probably got burned up from the spicy heat). Aroma was spiciness and vegetables. Taste was like drinking tabasco sauce and biting into a jalapeno. This was as advertised, holy crap this was hot. My tongue and throat are completely burned. Subsequent sips are not as bad as that first wave of inferno, but my tongue is now on fire. The wife had one sip and was done, hahaha. Now my lips are on fire. Great one time experience, never happening again.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Sadly, there was only one bottle and it was split between many. I couldnít chug a full 16oz. Aroma is peppers. Taste is very spicy. Pleasant in a painful kind of way.
bigbish (592) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very hot beer. I could only have one taste and would never actually drink a glass. Good flavor though.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2012
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured into a pint glass, pale yellow with nice head. The nose is heavy on spice, and immediate smell of jalapeno. Wow this is hot! Immediately burned the back of my throat and I can handle spicy food.... The burn is so intense, there is really no way to finger any flavors, just burn. The beer presents itself well, but no way I could take another drink. My throat is literally on fire! Had to try, but would not drink another, considering I canít even get past 2 oz. of one.
pineypower (2670) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the Porch, Key West. Pours a mostly clear, golden color with a small white head. Aroma is intense and very nice, like a good chili sauce, pepper, chilis, Jalapenos, habenero, corn chips, damn this smells spicy but pretty good. Taste is a punch in the face of hot, spicy heat, lots of peppers, Jalapeno, habenero and serrano flavors are noticeable before the sheer burning heat takes over and scorches your mouth. Burning is left in your throat and esophagus.
crossovert (8705) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz twist off.
It pours a slightly hazy gold with a fizzy white head that recedes with no lacing.
The smell is nice, I guess quintessential for a CHILE BEER. Nice fresh pepper aromas. Lots of Jalepeno and Anaheim with spicy hints of habrenero. It even has a dried characteristic, not sure how many of the peppers in here were fresh or dried. It doesnít really make you sneeze or anything. Not much hops or malt in the smell.
The flavor is mildly malty but mostly dominated by peppery heat. It isnít mindblowingly hot but pretty blunt, mainly just hot. There is some pepper flavor but it isnít savory nor sweet, just vegetal. I think maybe adding some smoked malts and salt or a good bit of malt it might have more character. But it does highlight the heat aspect.
The mouthfeel is medium carbonated with a spicy aftertaste.
Overall not bad with a great smell but the flavor could be better.
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden hue with a white head that fades fast (oils one would assume kill any chance of head retention). Aromas of fire, earthy, peppery, vegetal, chipotle, green, tea and tortillas. Flavors show some mild fruity esters up front, bready malt, then a good amount of burn, chipotle like smokey qualities, earthy, big pepper burn. Mouthfeel: burn, low bubbles (I think...its hard to tell). Managed to finish the entire bottle. Not a bad novelty, but not the hottest beer Iíve had.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a hazy golden color with a one finger thick white head. Faint lacing. Aroma is roasted chili peppers. Flavor is hot peppers. Finish is spicy HOT and lingers for some time after. I wish I would have saved this for cooking. Thanks Jason, I think.