alexsdad06 (10578) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft sample at brewery. Pours a dark amber brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has a mild meaty smoked quality with grass, fruity notes and peppers that became more prominent as it warmed. The flavor has a good pepper presence with decent heat that still allows for flavor, mild smoked malts, light fruits, dry grass, earthy with some bitterness at the back. Interesting brew. Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 On draft from brewpub. Pours a reddish brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is smoky and chocolate malt. Flavor is interesting there is more pepper spice in this beer than I’ve ever tasted in a beer and it goes well with the smokey peppered bacon from the kumbaya. Overall i like this beer it’s definitely a sipper but very cool blend with peppers and there is some clean ale yeast character to top it off. theisti (4156) - Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Approximately 4 ounce sample at the Jackie O’s Public House in Athens, Ohio. The pour is copper amber with a light tan head. The aroma has a pretty faint nose, there is a touch of vegetable, and perhaps a whisper of roast behind that. The taste is the vegetable peppers, straight black pepper, a light char smoke and finally some earthy mineral. The palate is medium to light bodied, soft natural carbonation and more of the vegetal pepper in the finish. Interesting beer for certain. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Received in a 4 oz. tasting glass. This is a blend of Propa Pale (a late hop addition pale ale) and Kumbaya (a smoked brown ale) with Asian bird peppers added.
3.5 A: Moderately hazed amber brown color. Came without a head.
4.0 S: This has the porcine smoke of Kumbaya and the bright hoppiness of Propa. Toasty with caramel sweetness. Big peppery pepperness. Grassy and citrus hops. Smells better than either of the parts.
4.0 T: Pepper is a huge part of the taste. Good spiciness and a moderate heat. Light smoke with grassy and citrusy hops. Toasty with a light nuttiness.
4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Light and frothy. Quite nice.
4.5 D: Very tasty brew and quite unique. I don’t know what an Asian bird pepper is, but I like the flavors it gives this brew.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-22-2012 19:01:30 Tmoney99 (14745) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Draft sample. Poured hazy dark copper brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted hot spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted hot spice flavor with a medium spicy finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
JaBier (8105) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Sample at Jackie O’s during the bottle release on 8/18/12. Pours clear copper with a medium beige head. Malty and slightly buttery nose with a bit of pepper. Buttery caramel flavor with subtle smoke and slow climbing heat. JStax (6995) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Poured on draft. Pours a darker copper color with a beige head of foam. The aroma is just a little smoky and a little bit of citrus bitterness. In the taste is where you notice the use of the peppers. Initially I get a smokey, bacony taste on top of a slightly bitter beer, then, in the finish it’s still smokey, but has just a faint burn in the back of the throat. Well constructed and thought out beer.