Ratman197 (9654) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of green chilies, cocoa, cinnamon and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, green chilies and cinnamon with a crisp dry lingering green chilie finish.
drfabulous (3900) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Freakin Frog. Malty dark pour. I didn’t get all these ingredients listed here, but thought it was a poor man’s Parabola of sorts. Creamy. Chocolate.
mikevid (11) - - MAR 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark, nutty, sweet (but not overwhelingly). Slight bitterness. Overall great beer.
jandd1983 (2529) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the W&C Ballas open house. It poured a dark amber color with a tan head. The aroma was of sweet caramel and toffee with some cherry tobacco notes. The taste was of tobacco, caramel and toffee with a lingering brown bread finish. Well done.
dfinney23 (1637) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The promised chocolate, cinnamon, pecans and chilies are all perceptible but extremely subtle, with chocolate strongest up front and pecan building as it warms up. Wish it was all a bit stronger.
stevencon (430) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap a proof. Dark brown pour with big creamy off white head that stays. Nutty malt aroma. Nutty brown ale with a chile taste that lingers. Flavor is good but kind of straight forward and not complex. As it warms lots of chocolate comes to the palate.
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, minimal head.
Aroma is chocolate, nuts, slight chile notes.
Taste is cocoa, roast, pecans...increasing chile burn, though mild.
A little lackluster....good, but not great.
M82 (275) - Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The presentation definitely outlives the beer itself. 55° reveals somewhat integrated mix of exactly what the bottle lists on the nose. Taste is almost like chili licorice cola, plenty of layers for the weight, obvious chili spice which I love in food, and can do without in my glass. It’s as unique as it is uncoordinated. Going to have to put on the trooper face to finish this one.
BrewtopiaofPJ (37) - Miller Place, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells amazing upon opening chocolates and brown sugar spices and booze, lovely. Not sure if I tasted heat, chili was more of hint. extra points for being creative in a tasty way.
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is brown sugar, booze. The flavor is caramel, brown sugar. The finish isweet, pine hops. The appearance is amber,clear, white head. Decent.