emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Visually the same as the original.
Significant showing of coffee in the nose, very nice sweet rich roasty notes with just a hint of capsaicin from the chili. Lightly chocolaty, would have liked it better sans chili but thats me. Still very nice. Smooth coffee roast with a warming capsaicin heat. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Draft from BCBB. Pours dark brown, close to black. A bit hazy. Not a huge head by any means. Nose of earth, coffee, bitter chocolate, and chili powder. Taste comes across oddly bitter and I definitely taste powder, though the spice kick is mild. Odd. Can’t imagine drinking much of this. LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, chili powder. Flavor of sweet roasted malt initially with a sharp, grainy chile powder spice in the finish. Only a hint of coffee flavor. The base beer is not as strong as it could be to support the extra flavors, but it is still pretty good. Interesting beer, I’m surprised they didn’t use fresh chiles though. Well, I enjoyed it!
7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5) TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Reddish brown with a small white head. Nose is heavy fresh coffee beans, some chili poweder heat, roasted malts. Flavor is similar. Like the unflavored version, it’s a little thin overall but I liked this much more than the regular Watts.