Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle tasting at work. I really think I should pair it with a nice southern dish, or possibly jambalaya, and re-rate. A fairly well construsted base beer (porter?), nice malt undertones with some coffee and cocoa. Despite the relaxed introduction of the peppery notes in the finish, I’m not much for this style. Again, paired with the right dish I think this could really be quite an enjoyable experience, but not something I would drink normally. phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Draft at The Bridge. Pours a deep, rich, clear copper color with a tiny off-white head. Notes of cocoa, earth, cherries, tobacco, dried and dark peppers, plenty of spices, salt, vanilla, and a little smoke. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a mouthfeel that was both sticky and gritty. Pretty cool, interesting, ambitious beer. Not perfect, but I like the idea and had fun drinking this one. ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 6/29/10
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Aroma: The nose has notes of chocolate, some spice (pepper), chili, and a bit of earth
Appearance: This one pours a mostly clear dark mahogany color with a small beige head.
Flavor: The taste is malty, it has some sweetness with a strong spicy component.
Palate: Medium-bodied with a little bit of wateriness to it, average carbonation, and a long spicy finish.
Overall, this is a pretty decent attempt at the peppery beer style. It isn’t exactly a style that I would want to drink regularly, but I’m glad I tried this attempt at it. Decently well-made as well, but I don’t really think I need 22 oz of this one again. I do like the idea though. Mole is an awesome sauce, and to try and make a mole beer is a pretty cool idea.
(22oz bottle, 2010 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) Pours clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of chilies, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, ancho chilies, chocolate, and caramel. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
(22oz bottle 2010 vintage thanks to blutt59) clear pale copper, white bubbles. Nose of cocoa, smoke, and sweet. Taste of burnt chocolate, smoke, bourbon, and alcohol. Well carbonated creamy finish.
notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bomber brought back with me from Wisconsin - pours a medium reddish brown - very fizzy, but it fails to produce a head - kind of looks like cherry soda - aroma is boozy, rum-like - some notes of raw coffee beans, treacle, light chili pepper, peanut skins - tastes almost lager/doppelbock like up front - kind of thin bodied and flavored, allowing far too much of the alcohol to come become evident - flavor is lightly sugar sweet, with some innocuous fruity character, nuttiness, cookie dough - some very light and out of place coffee bean - moderate chili pepper spice arrives late, making the finish a hard to distinguish mix of peppery spice and alcohol burn - a very messy beer - they should have attempted this with a heftier, darker ale - I wasted trunk space dragging this 1100 miles back home - I should have just brought another bottle of GI Coffee BCS back with me, although I am fairly certain that I won’t like that beer either. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
A copper brown ale with a thin moka head. A pleasant chocolate and light chile aroma, In mouth, a rather light chocolate malt, some nice fruity esters, some light peated notes. Quite nice. Bottle at Mondiale 2010. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a clear red-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is heavy on the peppers with some earth, dirt and caramel malts. The flavor is fresh green peppers (jalapenos or serranos) with some coffee, chocolate, caramel and earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The overall flavor of this beer is kind of a mess, but I liked it. Definitely an interesting idea from the brewers at New Holland. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with an off-white head over a hazed amber-brown body. Aroma of chocolate, green peppers and cinnamon. Taste is sweet, peppery, vegital and chocolate. Peppery and dry finish. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
bottle, almond brown pour with a fruity banana aroma, flavor has more of a green raw pepper taste than roasted, caramel , some smoke