madvike (3250) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle - Looks like cola, smells like a sweet loaf of dark bread. Taste is the same with a little bit of chile heat on the finish. Not really much here--pretty simple and one-note with the chiles adding a bit of something different. But it doesn’t taste all that great and comes off limp rather than bright. Pass. katrinaez (1918) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Interesting beverage. Medium body. Spices are even and don’t run you over. Earthy, grassy, and almost gritty.Tap drpimento (3572) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Aroma was pretty good for the style - caramel malt, fruit, anise, hint of chili. Flavor falls down a lot along with body. In tasting I get marshmallow, burnt toast, light syrup, a little fruit, some bitter. Thin body. Wouldn’t drink again. SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Opaque mahogany with no head. Somewhat syrupy medium-full body with sharp carbonation.rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2015
aroma: roasted malt, soy sauce, worchestershire sauce, faint smoke.
taste: sweet roasted malts, licorice, soy sauce, dark fruits, some acidity, with moderate heat in the finish. Some crystal malt sharpness and rubbery phenols come out as it warms.
pepper character comes across as somewhat harsh, seemingly due to the roasted malt, as the fruitiness is lost, but the stem/coffee notes remain.
bottle @ The Andersons / Columbus OH --- Clear dark brown color, light beige rim head, lace dots. Taste is lightly toasted malt that moves through a non-carbonated swallow to a finish that features light hops and light fire. It’s okay, but certainly nothing exceptional.
shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Tin, chocolate malt and chile aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet earthy chile, light chocolate malt, and straw flavor. Light burn in the finish. Medium body. ajnepple (6428) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Dark brown appearance with a small tan head that dissipated to nothing quickly. Aroma of chile peppers, brown sugar, caramel malt and toffee. Similar flavor, adding chocolate, cinnamon, mild earthy bitterness and a light spicy finish. Light to medium body, a bit dull and watery, with a light dry feel. Not awful, but kind of unpleasant and tough to drink. Pairing: Phish - Vultures -> Limb By Limb, from 09/21/1999, Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, AZ djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle at Uncle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel. Medium mouth, very sweet, spice, earthy malt, bitter finish, decent. mansquito (6328) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
State and Lake, Chicago tap: pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is light chocolate and pepper. Chili taste is not very light in there, and this is not spicy as some beers are, but the flavor is there. Mostly a malty beer that is moderately sweet. Not bad. youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Single bottle from mix pack. Pours a hazy reddish-brown, very thin, soapy head. Aroma of chocolate, yeast, a little vanilla extract. Flavor is very sweet up front, but backs off to something a little more balanced. Pepper component is there in taste, but doesn’t add any spice. Approach it like a brown ale and you’ll probably enjoy it.