lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 re-re-rate: i think this has become one of my favourite beers ever. so effing good. re-rate: okay this is amazing. that chilli chocolate balance just can’t be beat. uprate. original: loved this. it is certainly an ugly red which just adds to its ruggedness. a bit of chocolate but what really sets this off is the beautifully balanced chili. a little hot, perfect piquancy really. had this a couple of months ago so hopefully it appears back at the bar again in the not too distant future. trentacle (26) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2014
Positives: Taste; Opacity; Taste; Mouthfeel; Taste; Label information; Tastes like no other
Negatives: Musty; Tacky picture on label Pdubyah (730) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2013
This is like no other beer I’ve ever had, or even heard of.
There is a an initial taste flavour that is sort of citrus and fruit, but it’s smashed into oblivion by a belt of hot chilli. Hot beer, who knew.
The first flavours are still there, you get used to looking for them, the chilli heat is a thing to behold.
Very good. Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 14, 2013
500 ml bottle pours amber orange with slight tan head. Aroma is, cereal, bread. Taste is of churros and chilli. Aftertaste is of caramel and the chilli lingers. Nice and balanced omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 20, 2012
Was really in two minds with this beer. The chili and cocoa come through on the nose but is not overpowering. I also wasn’t expecting this beer to be so dark and is a little murky.
On the palate this beer has some heat, and thankfully it is from the chili and not from the alcohol (which is surprisingly low at 5%).
TedE (1326) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
On tap at brewery. Strong chocolate and chilli. Excellent, well balanced. Finish is long and hot.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2012
This beer is ugly. Hazy russet with mentions of amber with a thin ring of foam around the rim of the glass. Not very pleasant to look at.
It smells of cinnamon, dusty cocoa and chocolate. There’s also a big pinch of chipolte chili. When you taste it it is disarmingly cool and gives a good mouthful of slightly prickly carbonation and then the chili hits you: piquant and vibrant. The cocoa and cinnamon also make themselves known along with caramel and then stay there in a finish that just goes on... and on. Charming enough beer, just don’t look too closely into your glass. pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
Not the greatest looking beer, but as it warms man you get the punch of chilli and cocoa! beer-yum (1706) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 A chilli beer that manages to balance the headline spice with a hint of cinnamon? The overall effect is better than the parts (and expectations - as I’m usually not a fan of ’flavoured’ beers). stuvetnz (9) - - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Draft from dodson street. Have driven past the brewery heaps of times, but never stopped in. Interesting spicy aroma. Pours with very little head, in a deep reddy brown. Instant chilli hit, that lingers for ages. Great sipping beer.