djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bill. Pours a dark copper and small off white head that lasts. The aroma is sweet roast and faint peppers. A bit thin with a sweet malt and light heat from the peppers. Good alexsdad06 (10388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
22 oz bottle sample (tasting notes from 2011). Pours a deep reddish brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor had fruity and spicy pepper notes, raisins and plums, caramel, some toffee, bubble gum and alcohol. A very noticeable oak character throughout. Small amount of earthy bitterness to the finish. SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle shared at GNBC meeting: Poured a black with reddish edges, the head formed a brown color. Aroma was woodsy with spice and fruit. Taste was light licorice, sour cherries, nice woodsy oak presence and the chilies provide the extra pop of spice. After so many years its very surprising how well this beer has held up. A true statement to the brewers, wish I could have had it fresh to see the change. SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
thank you maltomeal! .. a very obscure beer .. . pours a deep ruby .. . flat head, mild lacing .. . light chilli heat, in the throat mostly .. some deep wood and toast, with a slight tinge .. . interesting beer, the ancho’s seem a bit muted, must have been something wicked fresh .. . . dad, do you mind, your feet are really close to my potatoes! bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle thanks to maltomeal. Dark brown and fairly clear. Nose is chocolate, sweetness, can’t find the chiles. Taste starts off sweet, with the chocolate and peppers. A little hot with peppers. Pretty good but I could only drink a small glass of this.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle, what a gift. Really dark copper pour with no head. Aroma is like a rich wine. Flavor is the same, dark fruit and other sweet dubbel flavors with acidic wine and wood flavor in the finish. Very smooth mouthfeel and good body. I didn’t taste the ancho chiles, but maybe that’s because I sat on the bottle for too long. neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Got to try a bottle of this thanks to, "AKfaust". Colour... dark golden-amber with a just a smidgen of a head. Nose... lots of spice and dark, dried fruits like raisins and zante currants. Palate... gentle CO2, then a wave of wine (or even brandy!) soaked dark fruits, sweet spices and ginger cake. At the back of the palate more wine flavours kick in (but it seems almost like a tinta madeira than a cabernet), followed by hints of the ancho. Yet another interesting venture for MSBC, but they DO have a knack for such unique beers and ales! pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Midnight sun Because. 22oz bottle shared by MikeTD.. Pours a deep caramel toffee brown with a thin
wispy light beige head... A light pepper, dark fruit and caramel starts things off with a
dark ripe fruit overall essence... Flavors have a modicum of heat, with dark
and ripened vinous fruits. Chiles come through in a good way. Nice
body and flavor/carbonation all around. Once again, i’m a sucker for a pepper infused brew. not sure why.
8/4/8/4/15 dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2011
(Sampled at Dak’s Memorial Day Tasting. Many thanks for this Dak!). Pours cloudy burnt caramel color with no head. Aroma has smoked chili and some wine? Taste is sweet with some roasty bitterness. Medium bodied with oily/slick texture. Pretty nice beer than integrates the chilis well. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Really unique brew shared by Dak. Very sweet aroma with with some cocoa, brown sugar, and perhaps some soy. A bit of peppery, chili spice. Really sweet...bready, a touch of wine, lots of vanilla. Sweetness is cloying...couldn’t drink a whole bottle.