drunkenpolack (322) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2012
El Diablo pours a hazy orange color with a fluffy white two finger head. Lacing throughout the glass. Now I was expected to get some burning heat from the aroma of this beer. The peppers were there, but only the aroma of the peppers were there. Slight citrus aroma with a backbone of caramel malt. Now this is where the beer took me by surprise. Even though I didn’t get any heat from the peppers in the smell I was fully expecting it in the taste but no, the actual taste from the peppers is here and it’s great but there is really no burn at all. Basically none. Instead you’re getting the pepper taste, earthy characteristics, citrus, and the caramel. It’s honestly a lovely taste and it’s a bit of a magic trick. It goes down really easy, medium bodied, slightly bitter and crisp. In the end it was one of my favorite beers I had all weekend.