SXNW (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
A: This poured a clear black ruby with quickly dissipating light tan head.
S: It smelled like earthy chocolate and nutty malt, with some chili pepper and pumpernickel bread.
T: It tasted like earthy bittersweet chocolate and nutty malt, with some pumpernickel bread and chili pepper. It had a clean and bittersweet aftertaste with a bit of heat.
M: It was watery with a little carbonation. Thin body.
D: The concept sounded better than this beer ended up. The scent and body were ok but not delicious. The body was weak, and the finish wasn't super smooth. The alcohol was hidden decently by the spicy character, but it wasn't the easiest to drink. I doubt age would improve it. Simply not a good show of brewing skill. Not a bad drink, but not recommended.
03-02-2013 17:01:28 | More by Pencible
3.55/5 rDev -8.3%
Another Widmer bottle pulled off the shelf. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.
Pour is very dark with red highlights. Send out a search party for the nose, just about had to snort some to pick up anything, faint spices, chocolate.
SXNW is unmistakably a beer with chiles. The chile heat is the defining characteristic, but the heat is passing rather than of the buildings/sticking/hot varietal. Chocolate rides side saddle, but, well, that's about it. Simple. Growing on me as I sip. As is the warmth of the chiles, which finally begins to adhere to the walls of my oral cavity.
Not much complexity in the DNA of this organism, but hey, I don't want War & Peace in a glass every night. Good beer.
12-09-2012 05:22:58 | More by maximum12
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
A - Dark Amber.
S - Nutty, with hints of chocolate and chilies. Cinnamon notes are hidden a bit in the background.
T - Nutty and slightly sweet. Spicy after note.
M - Decent carbonation. A bit thick.
O - A little boring. Certainly not worth the price. Won't be buying again.
12-13-2012 06:10:38 | More by Brewery1337
3.64/5 rDev -5.9%
Smooth dark in appearance. Deep strong oak smell that is rich. Smooth chocolate taste that compliments the smell. No after taste and not bitter. Serve colder than usual. This beer has the obvious hint of using chilies in the brewing which gives it the feel of bourbon base
07-21-2014 19:58:42 | More by DaryleEverett
SXNW (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.