Pinball (12154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2013
clear brown no head. aroma is dusty, roasted malty, coffee, dusty. flavor is very spicy dusty chillies, spicy roasted malty. Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Can. Pours brown with big, light brown head. Settles in minutes with minimal lacing. Aroma is pepper, particularly hatch, chili powder, spicy, chocolate, mild roasted malt, hot sauce. Flavor is sweet, mildly roasted, chocolate, with a roasted, cocoa, hatch chili finish. Significantly stronger chili tones than I recall, interesting, though the sweetness is somewhat cloying. Soft carbonation, medium body, and syrupy texture. For a vegetable beer it is good, as a stout it is far too sweet. wlajwl (6812) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Aroma is mole, spices and hints of coffee and chocolate. The flavor is mole, coffee, chocolate, malts and medium heat in the finish. Ricoslim (116) - - MAR 14, 2014
Poured from can. Beer is light for a stout. Color is dark but looks closer to. Brown ale. RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Can. Pours a deep brown, nearly black...rather viscous. Quick fading head. Aroma is spice, both sweet and chili. Taste is like a spicy gingerbread cookie...with chocolate chips. Nice balance between spice and sweet. Nice on a cool night.
hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
12oz cans, new to Hops & Vines! Pours darkish with a tan off white head. Aromas of cinnamon, clove, & slight Ancho pepper. Flavor is medium bodied (for a stout) the peppers are more in the taste but still subtle. The milk sugar (lactose) is noticeable in the flavor and finish giving it a weird blend of a milk stout and spiced ale combo. Overall a well balanced novelty beer. I got some Ancho pepper when I belched afterward. No to little heat in the beer itself. notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Okay, so I bit on this one despite my general aversion to SKA products, mostly because I love stouts with cocoa/chocolate and/or peppers and there are so few of them out there - pour is clear dark brown - initially fizzy, but quickly turns headless and almost still, looking like flat cola - interesting nose, with a complex mix of cinnamon, anise, dates, light cocoa, a hint of smoke, perhaps from the peppers, but no pepper character to speak of - carbonation is low to non-existent and the beer is thin and flabby in the mouth, which is a damn shame because there are some good things happening here - some lactose sweetness up front - followed by drier notes of cocoa, moderate cinnamon, some tartness, date, raisin - slight heat on the tongue, but the spiciness really comes through as a strong warmth at the back of the throat - some interesting and enjoyable individual parts, but as a whole it is a little weak - seems like an attempt to replicate Copper Kettle Mexican Chocolate Stout (suspiciously so, like they were literally trying to copy it) - Copper Kettle’s is much better and quite a bit spicier. horto008 (186) - Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Spicy..can definitely taste the chilis in it. I liked the taste but found it to smell of plastic and general metallic weirdness. Overall pretty good as the spice overcame the smell. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. can. It pours a muddy brown color with a fading light brown head. The nose has some fruity smoked chili notes. The flavor highlights fruity chili notes, red pepper, smoked chili powder, cocoa powder, and slight roasted malt notes in the distance. This one is clearly about the peppers. Medium body with a long finish. It’s unusual which isn’t bad but it’s so different it’s not one I would want another of. olio (10286) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2012
355 ml bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina, Tampere.
Pours dark red color with no head. Aroma of spices, some herbs, malts and pepper. Flavour of malts, spices like pepper, cardamum, apple pie, biscuits and some chocolate, faint dry cocoa powder notes also. Dry spicy palate. Weird.