jbruner (5124) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Aged bottle. Pours a hazy brown from the bomber with minimal head or lace. Aroma of dark caramel malts, smoke, and chipotle peppers. Taste follows, with a hint of oxidation, but nice pepper balance that isn’t too over the top. Light carbonation, slick mouth, decent, but the base beer could be better. jackl (8301) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Draft Sample @ Brewvival 2014. Deep amber pour with a small head. Mellow milk chocolate and tasty roasted malts. Some ash. Similar flavor but with some strangely spicy chili character. Some charred woody earth. Medium body, oily. Strange. rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Growler from CBX. Clear brown pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma is smoked peppers, jalepeno, nutty malts with a note of cocoa. For me this borders right on the line of too spicy for a beer, yet it hints the correct amount of heat for the base style. Pretty good. woodychevy (874) - - MAR 27, 2014
Had on tap at Edmunds Oast. They did not hold back on the jalapenos in this one. Like a decent beer that has been overpowered by heat. There is balance there, and some nice malt flavours but one is simply left with a burn. Good if you are ready for it. Subtle, no.
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of darker malts, some chocolate, a little roast, some dough, hints of pepper, and light bitterness. Flavor of a good brown ale followed by a good amount of pepper spiciness. Average texture. A well done brown ale that works with the peppers, but I’m just not in the mood for a spicy beer tonight.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft. 2012 version. Aroma is pepper spice, malt, and a hint of cinnamon-like spice. Smooth, well balanced, with a heat that hits mid palate and lingers pleasantly through the finish. By far the best pepper beer that I’ve had. Definitely a burner, and likely too spicy for some, but just about perfect in my books. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle served in a COAST snifter. Bottled 3.15.13. Thanks to rnorgart for the bottle.
A: Pour a dark brown with some sienna highlights. A light khaki head forms on the pour and has some amazing retention. It sticks around for quite sometime and leaves sticky sheets of lace down the glass. Great looking beer.
S: Dark fruit with a crystal malt base, slightly sugary, with some caramel sweetness. A little cocoa with light piney hops and a little spice note.
T: Caramel malt and cocoa with a little brown sugar. Light piney hops with a mild espresso bitterness. The heat comes in waves towards the finish, almost like crushed red pepper. A very dry heat with out the vegetation-like flavor that is imparted in some chili beers.
M: Medium to light bodied with a medium high carbonation. Sweet and spicy finish with a high drinkability.
O: I enjoyed this one as a chili beer and as a brown ale. The base showed through while providing heat which is definitely the byproduct of the dry-hopping technique used with the peppers. A must try for any chili beer fan.
Serving type: bottle Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 104. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts and peppers. The taste is the same. Medium bodied, a bit too hot. Travlr (25873) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draft. Hazy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of caramel and light spice. Taste starts off with nutty caramel, then the peppers slide in at the end. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle... Murky caramel-colored ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Terrific retention. The nose provides restrained notes of toffee and chili peppers - jalapeno and habanero. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor presents caramel sweetness with only a hint of the chili peppers. Finishes lightly sweet with only a trace of chili pepper warmth. Bottle courtesy of Elliesbrown!