Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap at Draft Magazine’s Big Pour in Mesa. Pours a clear amber with a cream colored head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, smoky malt and coffee. Taste is pretty much the same with a bitter coffee and hop finish. Lighter mouth feel. Comes off more like a scotch ale, but good regardless. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
sampled during the 2011 RBWG weekendthanks to Craig for this, probably the strongest Mexican beer I’ll ever have. Pours ruby brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, candied sugar and nuts. Flavor is caramel all the way, not overly sweet, there is some fig/apricot fruityness as well but it’s a big malty beer. ineedbeer (2175) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
From a bottle, likely 2011.
Aroma is fairly malty with a ton of caramel, toasted bread and toffee. Medium light honey and faint wet cardboard oxidation. No hop aroma. Medium raisin, sugar plums and prunes. Light alcohol spice. Faint hints of roast and treacle.
Pours a cloudy, burnt amber with some brown colorings and a thin, tan head that quickly receded leaving just a hint of bubbles on the edges. Light lacing and sheets of alcohol, not legs.
Flavor has a light sweetness with moderate malt character. Moderate caramel and toasted bread with lighter toffee notes. Faint roast and chocolate. Medium bitterness with no hop flavor. Medium light oxidation notes of wet cardboard. Light alcohol spice.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall an interesting Mexican beer, and likely the most flavorful I have had. The oxidation helps round the beer but also detracts with the wet cardboard notes. Lots of nice malt complexity. Very clean beer. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle sampled at DLD. Poured a brown red with a tan head. Fruity nose, red fruit, sweet malts and fruity hops. Cherries and red fruit flavors, lots of caramel malt with a light bitterness. Decent beer, especially for coming from across the border. Enniskillen (2058) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
Ruby with a thin off white head. Aroma is very sweet, caramel, light alcohol, light smoke. Taste is fairly malty, with a light earthiness, faint smoke, light alcohol.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Beautiful red pour. Caramel and orange peel aroma. Flavor is like dry Mexican chocolate. Nice. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle thanks to Odeed. As A Mexican I had to have the best Mexican beer out there. Poured a nice copper color with some thin off-white head. The aroma was full of caramel, dark fruits, alcohol, and a bit of hops. The taste was pretty sweet up front, thick and silky with the dark fruits and some toffee prevailing at first, followed by alcohol, and finishing with subtle hops. The mouthfeel was rather smooth. Nice finish, this was a true treat. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Pours a deep amber brown with an off white head that lasts a while. Nice aroma of chocolate, brown sugar, roasted malt and a touch of fruit. Great flavor including all of the above, but lacking the sweetness of many barley wines. Good spicy hops on the finish. Nearly thick and creamy on the palate. Really good stuff. Viva la Mexico! yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Surprisingly good cerveza. Slighty viscous. Thick murky brown pour no head. Smooth and sweet, a touvh of dark fruit and caramel with a slight bitter balance. Nice. wetherel (1886) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 14, 2007
$5 pintat Pizza Port Carlsbad. Green Day (I love that band) playing in the background. Mild fruity aroma. Little head (carbonation setup). Nice lacing, but dies too quickly. Nice deep red amber color. Sweet, sweet with medium alchohol nose and sting. Great beer. Greater with cheese, or with aging to remove the bite.