Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pours dark ruby with a finger of off white head. Smell is fruity and a bit spicy. Taste is mellow, sweet, and spicy all at the same time. Light bodied but full in flavor. Crazy beer. Love it. drdisque (882) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
From a bottle. Pours light brown. Flavor is malty and almost Belgian in depth and balance but with a definite ancho spice kick that makes you take notice. It’s like a Belgian Vienna packing heat. JPoe (6) - - AUG 11, 2013 does not count
There is a light caramel malt with light pepper taste but little to no heat. TattooJack (534) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured from the bottle of a six pack into a pint glass, smells sweet like malt, good negra. As is with most good cooking when anchos are used the spice makes an appearance about 15 seconds after the drink and makes a spicy and salty mouth feel that makes one instinctively take another drink. I always use a bottle of beer in my chili and I’m saving the 6th from this pack for my next one, can’t wait. bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2011
On draft at Bar on Buena. Dark caramel color with tan, foamy head. Lightly sweet aroma. Smooth complexity with tastes lightly of chocolate. Similar characteristcs of a brown ale, with a little spice. Light to medium body texture on the palate. Solid brew from a new (new to me) Chicago brewery.
brian60625 (756) - Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2011
16 ounce pour at Bad Apple in Chicago. The spice and cinnamon in this one really stand out and make it a great tasting and uniquely flavored beer. While there is a good amount of sweetness to it, that aspect isn’t overwhelming and it’s especially drinkable. I highly recommend this to anyone who can find it around town. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
A nice beer with an appealing look: dark brown, a bit of a light tan head. It has a medium finish with a nose of caramel and grapefruit. Lots of dark sugar, caramel, nuts and malt in the taste. Very good. firstsip (752) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Tap. Dark blood-brown. Scattered lacing. Malty nose. Notes of rye, caramel, very mild booze quality. Surprisingly refreshing. holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle version. Pours a amber brown with a tall beige head. Sweet malty aroma candy like with a touch of yeast and banana. Sweet caramel malts with a touch of roasted malt. Red fruit flavors underneath that black pepper ancho spice. No real heat to the spice but a bitter lasting black pepper finish. I enjoyed the tap version a little more which seemed to have more dark fruits in it, but this one is pretty tasty as well. Travlr (26130) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby maroon color, bright tan head, a nice looking beer. Aroma of freshly roasted peppers,dark cocoa. Taste is hi carbonation espresso with an edge of heat. Light body.