beastiefan2k (4122) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2017
12oz bottle gifted by Pruf, thanks Chris. Pretty color of ruby amber brown. I opened this last night but now I have a child which makes me fall asleep asleep at 10 pm bc they wake up at the same time every morning NO MATTER WHAT. I had barely poured this into my Hill Farmstead glass. I then woke up at 2am. I walked downstairs, turned off lights, put away stuff and placed glass with half full bottle of beer into fridge. It’s finally 8pm and baby is asleep. So, I have a small window to get this done. A little astringent with light cherry. But otherwise a nice hefty barleywine with a soft heat at the end. I like the heat and can use more other flavors. Oakes (19045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2017
Amber-brown. No head. I actually get some sort of serrano stuff, with wood and agave. The agave is fairly heavy as is the wood character. The malts are sweet, but only a touch sugary. Alcohol is fairly heavy on the finish. That sugary, golden agave syrup sweetness kicks in. A barley wine with a really unique character. The toasted chile character is an interesting nuance because this beer is one of the most balanced chile beers, yet with the chiles still being really prominent. This is a pretty good experiment. mcberko (19222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2017
12 oz. bottle, pours a fairly clear bright dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out lots of wood, light tequila, a touch of agave and caramel - no hint of chili peppers. Flavour is quite spicy, with lots of chili peppers, followed by caramel and light tequila. Low sweetness, with a very spicy finish. Unusual as hell -- the spicy peppers stand out and work well-enough, finishing on tequila barrels. Solid stuff. anders37 (27283) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody chili aroma. Fruity malty spicy woody chili caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody caramel and chili warming finish. DocJitsu (2043) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Pours a clear copper-amber with a bumpy, lazy orange-light tan head. Big oaky nose with rich, syrupy malt aromas. Thick, sticky and warm. Chili flavor immediately. Finishes with ample sorghum. Some vanilla.
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2016
[9/7/2016] On tap at Churchkey : Dark brown body. Nose of charcoal and ashy. Taste is caramel, malts, barley, very sweet. Sweet in the finish with high ABV. Powerful stuff. rosenbergh (11872) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Draught at the Avery Brewing Co, Boulder, CO.
Cloudy red brown color with a small light tan head.
Tequila, some herbs, sweet malt and some sweetness in the aroma.
The flavor is strong alcohol, boozy, malty and boozy again.
Really boozy. A bit too boozy to be enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Travlr (26277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2016 Bottle at Churchkey. Beautiful clear bright ruby golden color. Aroma of subtle smoulder, tannins. Taste has boozy tannins, light smoke, edge of peppers. Tasty. BeerandBlues2 (13872) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours brown with a medium, tight-bubbled off-white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate agave syrup and tequila, light lime notes, wet oak, light Chile peppers, medium cookie and bready malt with light brown sugar and vanilla notes. Flavor is spicy tequila and Chile peppers, sweet yet thin agave syrup, lightly cooked with oak notes, faint lime and salt, medium bready malt and figs, and a sweet finish. Full body with medium carbonation and alcohol warmth. rxeight (3283) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2016
12oz bottle. Cloudy brown, hit of red. Aroma is a malty oaky barleywine. Taste has a touch of sweet tequila. Oaky barleywine. Slight heat at the very end. Doesn’t appear until a few sips in.