drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
draft, pours hazed amber brown wh head. Nose of toasted malts, brown sugar, mild peppery notes. Really tame toasty nose. Flavors are toasted malts, mild pepper character, clean finish, that heat is there but it’s
refreshing, beastiefan2k (3903) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12oz bottle with no date but purchased at Trader Joe’s, so hopefully pretty fresh. Pours with a medium sized head into an old school Hoegaarden tulip glass. Head fades to a thick tan surface covering lacing. Color is a beautiful dark ruby chestnut. Aroma first presents the ancho chile but without the burn, actual just a dry pepper aroma. Its not strong, just moderate and the first element to present itself. Behind that is just a great clean beer with soft caramel malt sweetness (not sugar). Earthy, clean, and sweet - almost perfect. Nice medium light but felt body with a perfectly melded carbonation. Flavor seems to lose all pepper and ends up with the clean sweet and earthy character. Pretty wonderful as well. Just a damn well made beer with a bit of ancho character on the nose. alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours cola brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, spice, and toasted malt. Toasted malt and caramel flavor with hint of pepper on the back end. Decent beer. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle. Brown sugar, caramel, and very light chili aroma. Deep chestnut with a large beige head. Caramel malt, herbal bitter chili flavor. No heat to speak of, just vegetal bitter pepper flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear light brown color. The head was thin and off white. Cloying diacetyl dominated the aroma. There were also whiffs of nondescript spices. Medium bodied and moderately sweet. Buttery caramel and spice flavors with a hint of chocolate. No chile pepper to speak of in my opinion.
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. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Draft... Dirty medium mahogany, light tan head, too light on the fringes of the body... The nose is restrained, just not much going on, light caramel, just sweet no pepper at all... Tastes so boring and a bad mouthfeel makes it hard to drink, light toasted sugar, more caramel, feel is rough and harsh, was so drained on sand pepper. I’m guessing this is the sandpaper... Another bad 5 rabbit but more drinkable then their other flagships NachlamSie (3467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2014
6 pack from Wallaby’s. I really enjoyed talking to these guys at GABF and I loved their beer, so I was stoked to see 5 Rabbit on the shelves out here. This beer is a very dark red with a small head. Chili is there, but I could use more. It’s a sweet smelling beer with notes of cola, toffee and a bit of chocolate. The palate is medium with pretty active carbonation. Anchor chili comes out more in the flavor, which provides nice balance. I could still use more pepper and definitely a little more heat. Still, it’s a nice beer. A malty, sweeter, well balanced ale. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Draft at Maria’s Party. I’ve been waiting months to try this and was sadly underwhelmed. Pours a reddish brown, clear, with minimal head that dissipates. Nose is lightly sweet, faint cocoa and just a hint of smoke. On taste, flavors are quite subtle. Slight warming, light smokey chiles. It could really use more depth of flavor here as it just seems undwhelming. Okay, but far from great. cfrancis (3407) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a thin white top. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with a small red chili. Taste is a nice sweet caramel start but ends with a warming chili finish. As I go further, my mouth gets hotter like I’m eating a good plate of nachoes.