llcooldave (1217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours a clear dark brown in color. Very aromatic spice and alcohol nose. It almost clears my sinuses with the cinnamon and chiles. Spicy flavors; some cinnamon and clove followed by an interesting alcoholic spiciness. Overall, I like the concept but not sure about the execution though. It’s still drinkable never the less. TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle from 99. Cloudy amber pour with an off-white head leaving moderate lace. Spicy, malty, chili nose. Medium body and carbonation. Belgian malts, burnt toast, roasted pepper and toffee. Finish is long with cheddar, chilis, cinnamon, tobacco and some soy umami. Probably not my favorite VE, but they are always interesting, aren’t they? BcOneSeven (46) - Newville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
NOTE: I used the bar code reader and it came up 10.10.10, but this is actually 11.11.11! IÂ’m not sure what hit me! Good start... Flavorful throughout... Short on hops for a Stone.... Not sure how to describe the finish... Pleasant aftertaste, but it feels like the room temp went up about 10 degrees! I recommend you try it at least once!
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It pours a reddish brown with a huge slightly sandy head that leaves some nice lacing.
The smell is good but the Belgian yest is far too upfront. Underneath the huge blast of yeast is some nice spiciness from the chilies and cinnamon.
The flavor is better. Nice chili flavor though not a ton of spiciness which would have been nice. It tastes like a hot pepper candy with a hint of sugar and fruit. The yeast s a bit more dialed-down in the flavor but still plagues it.
They messed up with the yeast. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2012
22oz. bottle. Aroma of sweet malt, spice, faint alcohol, dried flowers, very faint pepper, caramel, spun sugar and pie crust. Lightly hazy fiery amber color, head is fine and slight. Flavor is quite sweet, with plenty of toasted bread and honey, faint bitterness and surprisingly light touches of chile flavor with no real heat to speak of, some cinnamon and florals coming through on the finish. Low-moderate level of effervescence, carrying the sweetness well, body is fairly full. Interesting stuff, certainly not something I would have hit on.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2012
On tap at Kellehers in Peoria. Definitely some interesting aspects to this one, with the chile spice coming through decently, but the cinnamon fails to make a strong impression, at least for me. Bubblegum is prominent in the nose, along with sweet caramel candy, yeasty grains, minor booze, and chile spice and herb. The pour was with a small layer of starch white head, and medium caramel-amber body. Again, more sweet candy in the body of this one, with some booze and a slightly off-bitter coming through. Caramel is big in the taste, with yeasty cereals, sweet mixed fruit, spicy herbs, and earth. Overall, this was alright, and maybe just a bit too much candy sweet. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Tap at 16 Tons. Ruddy brown pour with a quickly fading tan head. Smells of cinnamon, caramel, molasses and chiles. Full bodird with a cinnamon, chili powder, belgian yeast flavor to it that I didnt care for much. One of my least favorite in the series. tkingsbury2 (31) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Got a growler from the South Park store. Heavy cinnamon flavor up front with the chili kick at the end. Oddly, each glass out of the growler seemed to get more spicy which killed the flavor and made it rather one-dimentional. It was fun to try but not something I would repeat. icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2012
Aroma is caramel, malt, yeast and hint of spice. Lively mouthfeel. A slight heat (chilis or alcohol) mid palate, with a slightly bitter finish. jw0406 (1276) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
22 oz bomber pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Aromas of spice, chilis and cinnamon. Medium bodied, spicy, got better as I drank it. Interesting beer.