hopsbreath (24) - St Helens, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Originally reviewed 3-17-2010:
Had this on tap at Upright Brewery. Review is taken from notes. After talking to Alex about it he confirmed that this beer was actually a blend of two versions of the Six. One of the blend is brewed with chocolate and the other has a Turkish chili called ubib added to it.
On to the review:
This beer pours a nice mostly clear dark brown almost black. A little chill haze is present with very little head and leaves no lacing.
The smell was of a little chocolate, spice, and sour funk. Looking forward to this one.
The taste on this was sour puckering lemon with rye spice. Earthy funk is present in the after taste. Wow does this taste great!
This was extremely easy to drink and the sourness made me want another sip as soon as I finished the previous. Really quite chuggable.
This beer really changed my view on sours. Really the whole Upright lineup was very pleasant. Highly recommended. If they ever bottle this beer it would pair great with a turkey sandwich and become my official day after Thanksgiving beer.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Tap at the tasting room. Dark brown pour with little lacing. Smells of chocolate, rye, a little pepper and a slight funk. Unexpected and very nice aroma. Tastes of chocolate, cherries, and then boom goes the dynamite! (in this case, peppers) Once that pepper bite hits it’s game over for the other flavors, but I kind of liked that kick. Overall, a very pleasant surprise to me. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2010
brownish pour. Aroma has the unmistakable chocolat covered cherries and a hint of some vegetal/chile notes. Flavor is a bit tart, earthy and has a wonderful blend of chocolate and dark cherries with the finish of the chile peppers. Awesome! leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2010
I had this on tap at the brewery. Aroma is funky and yeasty, flavor is right there too, a little sweet but delicious. Right when you start wondering where those chiles are they creep in at the back of the throat. I wish this beer hadn’t given me horrendous heart burn half way into my glass as I would have loved to drink several. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Tangy barrel notes, chocolate, dark fruity notes, earthy aromas as well. Brownish pour, amber hues underneath. Light foam ring. Tangy barrel notes, chocolatey flavors, light winey notes, lingering heat in back of throat and some woody notes. Sharp and noticeabe heat in the finish. Light heartburn feel. Good and unique. Sharp and lively carbonation.
bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Growler brought back by scrizzz, thanks man. Dark walnut brown with tight small light tan head. Lightly tart vineous wine and black cherries, very light chocolate...very bright smelling. Tart winey cherries up front...very bright and light, the some earthen notes with a touch of chocolate. At fisrt the peppers aren’t even detectable, but after a sip or two the peppers really start coming out and works. This is very odd on paper and not traditional in the sense of the style, but I dig it. Thanks Clint! scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Killer tart aroma, cherry, raspberry and charcoal toasty oak. dark chestnut brown. smooth and refined rye, cherry, growing spicy heat in the deep finish. when I look for the cocoa I get some raw chocolate, but this is mostly wood with hints of berry and a welcomed spice. sublime. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Tasted at the Brewpublic anniversary event at Saraveza. Was told that this batch had Brett added to it, in addiiton to the chocolate/chili. The most overwhelming aspect was the clashing of light sourness with mild chilis. We didn’t get any chocolate out of it at all. This is a love it or hate it type of beer, and I hated it. Neither my friend nor I could get through half our pints. Adventurous for sure, but no thanks. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 Poured from a growler filled at Upriight... Poured brownish with a tan head. Grains on the nose with a yeasty sourness (brett?). Oaky and dark rye and malts. Sweet and sugary like cookie dough, and a little tart. The chili didn’t influence the flavor too much, just provided a little heat towards the end.