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Chile Beer
Lips of Faith Cocoa Molé

Lips of Faith Cocoa Molé

Chestnut pour from the 22oz bottle, with a small, white head but some better than expected lace. Lots of red highlights. Looks like a solid brown ale in the glass. Sugary vanilla and cinnamon on the nose. Initial tastes repeat the light cinnamon and vanilla and give a hint of the heat to come. Smooth at first but pretty shortly though, the heat begins to build and it gets quite warm. However, as the spice hits the tongue it fades to give a 'quick hit' rather than a large accumulation of fiery...

Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

Stone 11.11.11
Vertical Epic Ale

Every time that I pick up a VE bottle I am annoyed by the fact that the series is not a 'vertical' at ALL, but I suppose that's a conversation/post for another day. Decent legs, nice, solid copper colored with a tiny bit of lace and a thin, creamy and spotty film eventually settles on the surface. Nose gives no sign of heat, and is really very fruity. Some Belgian esters that do not really carry forward to the taste until the beer warms significantly, and even then they are not exactly...

Theobroma

Theobroma

Well, more interesting stuff from the boys at DFH. Glad to try just about everything that they put out. Picked this one up at Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. Capped, 750 mL bottle. The label says 9% not 10% ABV as in the BA database at the time of writing. This one goes into the DFH palm glass. Pour is a chill-hazed lightly sparkling orange with a small head and very little lace. Looks nice. Aroma is a pretty nondescript, vegetal corn. Not much there at all. A few peppery notes in...

Theobroma

Chipotle Ale

Light amber color with an attractive ring of very light brown head. Not much in the nose, maybe a little light smoke. This is a very unusual beer. Some really nice bitterness with a solid malt backbone too, there are two prominent features. Some very mild smoke, and the unique heat. Both of them build over the drink, and surprisingly this really does drink like spicy food. The heat never threatens the beer, and it is very tasty. Like a spiced IPA. I was a bit dubious, but this grew on me...

Theobroma

Crazy Ed’s Cave Creek Chili Beer

Well, you HAVE to try it once. World Market here in the Atlanta area is selling six packs of this stuff! Luckily, they also sell singles, this one cost me $1.49. For that price I thought I should at least say I'd been there, done that! This is easy to review. I suppose this stuff must have been brewed as "beer", but the chili overwhelms everything, to make it essentially alcoholic water with tabasco sauce added. No point in discussing head, color, lacing, aroma, mouthfeel etc. as there are no...