MacBoost (1886) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a thin black with almost no head. Aromas of Mexican food, chocolate roast and peppers. Goddamn, this thing smells spicy. First sip... Reveals way too much chipotle pepper. Fuck, this is hot. And not in a good way. Shit. I really wanted to like this beer, but the pepper is just too much. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Rockwell’s in Chicago, IL while waiting to pick up food. Very interesting and delicious. Appearance is pitch black, moderate thickness with a thin off white head. Aroma of cocoa, cinnamon, spices, and chocolate. Taste is rich with cocoa nibs and has a very very light touch of spice from the peppers. Great stuff, hope to have again. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours like coffee with no head at all. Strong complex aromatics weave a rug of many colors in my mind. The peppers show upfront on the aroma with cocoa and spice taking up the rear on the tongue. Medium nectar with good carbonation. A moderate sweetness prevails with only a touch of bitter on the finish. The pepper is prominent on the finish as well. Love the peppers! zoucrew102 (1812) - - FEB 7, 2016
Can. Strong chili pepper aroma with notes of cocoa and cinnamon. Pours very dark brown with a thin light brown head that burns off quickly due to high carbonation. Starts with cocoa and cinnamon with a bit of chili heat in the background. Finishes a bit spicy with the chili burn coming to the forefront to produce a bit of heat on the palate. Ok, but not the best chili beer I've had. Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells chili, spicy, roasted malt, minced meat. Tastes smoky roasted malt, alot of chili, abit dark chocolate with a strong chili finish.
Beerhammaren (1792) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2012
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours deep brown with low head. Aroma:
Chili, clove, cinnamon. Flavor is chili, roasted malts, clove and some choco. Nice. Beaver (1789) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12 oz can. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a medium fizzy light brown head that quickly goes to a thin collar.GlasgowTAD (1768) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
The aroma is nice mole spices - chocolate, cinnamon and chili.
The flavor is sweet chocolaty malts and cinnamon with a nice spicy chili kick in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.
Overall, a very nice mole beer - very similar to New Belgium’s version, but maybe a step below.
Pours opaque black with a shortlasting brown head. Aroma is laden with chilli, spices and herbal. Taste is chilli, ginger, cocoa bitter, cardamom. VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
Black with no head at all. Aroma... Burned wood?! And chili. Worst beer so far ! LoFi (1714) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2013
Black with a dark brown tinge, the head is sizzling and disappears quickly.
Aroma: wood, cocoa, coffee beans, light acetone, chili peppers eventually.
Taste: medium hot chilis with cayenne and ancho in the finish, cocoa, light licorice, some cream, vanilla. Woody, dry finish.
For me, this isn’t too bad, but not completely successful.