drjay44 (3706) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, short lived light beige head, over a clear reddish brown (SRM 18) body.....nose is pecan, hints of cocoa, chocolate.....taste is cocoa, chocolate to start, hints of toffee/caramel sweetness, leading to light lingering chile heat, with tones of cinnamon, and umami, ....mouth feel medium, sticky, slight alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. This is an interesting conglomeration of ingredients. The pecans are the most dominant of the additions, adding to both aroma and flavors. The cocoa nibs (they aren’t yet chocolate) come through in a pleasant way. The chile and cinnamon were used with a light hand, so they are in background rather than dominating in the front. All in all, this is an interesting experiment. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7 mnoud (318) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2012.12.15 - on tap Always Ron's in small tulip glass. Pours dark brown, moderate head. Aroma bland. Taste is smooth foamy head followed by roasted flavor followed by a bit if alcohol burn. It actually burned me lips a mild bit. There's some sweetness in there but not a lot. Kind of like a watery high alcohol stout.
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Pours ruby-brown into the glass, with a fully diminished head that leaves no lace of which to speak. The nose is of sweet, spiced bread. Flavors are similar, with tons of chocolates, caramel, vinous notes, light prunes, pie spices and finishes with dark chocolates, spices and accelerating chile heat. The mouthfeel is vinous, providing a medium body that allows activity through a coexistence of subtle carbonation and budding heat from the chilies, making for a very interesting brew here. An enjoyable and interesting offering, especially for the multiple-accessed areas of the palate. DocJitsu (1974) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Poured into a tulip snifter out of a 22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark cola brown with a one finger caramel colored head. Sweet, roasted aromas of carame and vanilla. Moderately thick and a little creamy, with microscrubbing co2 for balance. Sorghum, cocoa mix, and caramel. wagman (14) - - OCT 19, 2013
Pours pitch black no head what so ever. Aroma of toasted nuts, chocolate and hints of the chili. Up front you're hit with a slit heat from the chilis. Then settles in chocolate coffee. Very unique. First chili beer I've actually enjoyed.
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slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"A nice brown/porter looking brew that is just a tiny bit behind the really awesome spiced stouts if you will (ie-chocolate sombrero). Pecans are at once a nice touch and a deterrent, causing the flavor to be a touch too sweet. Chili and cinnamon and chocolate really comes out as the beer warms. I’d get far more often if not so expensive." b3shine (8864) - Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bomber to oversized snifter (shared with the wife; thanks daknole). Looks sold; a dull brownish-black with beige lacing. Smells solid; malt and cocoa. Tastes the same with an average mouthfeel. Not bad. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2012
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Sweet spicy malty flavor with a lingering finish. j12601 (11571) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
On tap at Gingerman after our our bar crawl through Brooklyn. Pours a clear ruby tinged brown with a thin to medium sized beige head. Light roast, cocoa. Light sweetness, roast, cocoa. Too sweet, a little bit one dimensional. Sweet warming alcohol into the finish. IrishBoy (4198) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bomber from Country Club Liquors. Nose is light chilies, cocoa, and some nutty roast. Clear brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is a very lightly peppery warmth, chocolate, and chilies. Finishes lightly warm. Decent but not great.