Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
I had this beer on draft at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore, Maryland, served in a pint glass. The beer had a sediment-brown color with a copper-amber hue and a big foamy/creamy off-white head with good retention, ample finger-cling, and lacing. The aroma featured cocoa first, but also a more-subtle spicy chili aroma with some touches of earthy and grainy hops, and some light caramel malt notes. Its taste was immediately chili-dominated and specify, with an underlying cocoa and caramel flavor, along with a slight bitter grainyness. It was a very dry beer with low carbonation and fizz, and had a light mouthfeel. It was a bit thin and had intense spice, leaving you thirsty. Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Deep red brown. light cinnamon and chocolate nose. tight carb, super sweet. Heaps of cocoa, very well done. A great mole flavor. The heat is super minor but present. berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Aroma is nut meg, pumpkin, and spices. Pours transparent brown with hardly any head. Little carbonation. Taste is nut meg and malt with some spicy heat at the end. Very good. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Big chocolate and light chili aroma with light earthiness. Chocolate and chili flavor. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Chili and chocolate lingers. Good mole interpretation. HopTsing (575) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2012
From the tap came a dark amber brew with athin head. Aromas and flavors of cinamen, coaco, coffee, and coconut. Medium bodied, interesting, and delicious.
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Tap. Very dark with red highlights and not much head. Smells like cinnamon and rice pudding. Tastes like cinnamon, too. Bit if a had mouth feel. jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on 5/02/2012 split with Jay. jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark maroon.
Aroma: Aroma is mostly of chocolate.
Taste: Bitterness and spice from the chilies, sweetness from the chocolate, faint cinnamon, caramel.
Palate:Light body, lingering aftertaste.Covers alcohol well.
Summary: This is one intersting and different beer. The chocolate is predominant, the chilies aren’t too much heat to me as I can take it. Pretty tasty, but not a beer to have too many of.
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark cola brown with a small tan head that settles to a ring and leaves very little lacing. Aroma is rocoa, smoked chiles, vanilla, a bit of cinnamon, and a mineral note. The taste is sweet cocoa, cinnamon, some smoked pepper, and a bit of a mineral note. It finishes with some smoky pepper heat and a light bitterness. Light body. Low carbonation. This reminds me a little bit of Hunahpu’s, but without the roastiness to balance the other flavors and without the amazing full, creamy mouthfeel. Nuffield (4202) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2012
Definitely a beer worth trying, and perhaps buying a few of. Drank it on a cool night with a backyard campfire, joined by my neighbor, a native of Mexico. He loved it. The spice hits the back of the throat but only some of the time and it wasn’t really that bad because there’s a lot else going on here. The cinnamon came out in the aroma in particular, and the chocolate in the front of the flavor. But there was something rather fruity about it, to me, in the rich and dark flavors. Complex and fun. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2012
22o bottle, split with a friend. Pours a dark brown color with an off white head. Aroma is cinnamon, chocolate. Medium on the palate with light, smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, spicy, peppery, with a spicy pepper finish. Pretty spicy.