Chillaxis Of Evil
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Chillaxis Of EvilChillaxis Of Evil
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,647
ABV:
9%
Score:
85
Ranked #32,369
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 20%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
23
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Very Good
Chillaxis Of EvilChillaxis Of Evil
Notes: A dark farmhouse ale brewed with guajillo peppers and fermented entirely with Brettanomyces.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a BIF from oline73. 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 3 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big cherry, lemon, raisin, pineapple, plum, green apple, licorice, chilies, peppercorn, hay, straw, musty funk, oak, leather, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/toasted oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, peppers, dark/roasted malt, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big cherry, lemon, raisin, pineapple, plum, green apple, licorice, chilies, peppercorn, hay, straw, musty funk, oak, leather, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/toasted oak earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness and light tart/tannic notes on the finish; with lingering flavors of cherry, lemon, raisin, pineapple, plum, green apple, licorice, chilies, peppercorn, hay, straw, musty funk, oak, leather, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, yeast/toasted oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, peppers, dark/roasted malt, and oak flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness from carbonation and tart/spiciness. High carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly acidic/tannic/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice dark Brett saison. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, peppers, dark/roasted malt, and oak flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the big ABV. Even though this is brewed with chili peppers, there is no associated heat; and it blends very well with the farmhouse character. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very dark brown in color and come to being opaque—slight traces of dark red are visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a half finger high dark beige head that died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of guajillo chili peppers are present in the nose along with notes of chocolate and yeast with hints of Brett.
T: The taste follows the smell, but isn't that spicy at all and even has some subtle hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This beer tastes much more like a black saison than a chili beer or a wild ale.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Sammy
3.17/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Must be better dark saison then this, but why people hate this substyle. Worst I’ve had from PB. My bottle. Lots of soy and who knows what else. Mostly drainp.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle. Cork fires out of the bottle. Gushes immediately. Almost black body. Smell is weird. I didn't get the peppers until I read that's what it was. Now I get a green pepper aroma. Bretty. Funky. Tastes very bretty. Dark roasted malts. Bitter malts. Peppers are less "green" and more "spicy," but still subdued. Light sweetness and a strong earthy finish. Very odd. I'm losing faith in this Intangible Ales series.

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Photo of bobv
4.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Floyd for this one!
Hand delivered to me in Stowe, VT all the way from Enola, PA!

A: Reddish brown w/ big head w/ big bubbles. Dissipates to a rim after time.
S: Cherries, little chocolate, slight, slight funk.
T: Sourness comes through big time.
M: Nice and full.
O: I would definitely have another! Floyd?

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Photo of DrBier
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a big head and huge bubbles. Deep, deep amber in color. Head dissipates slowly with mild lacing. Smells of pepper, mild Brett, Chocolate and Cinnamon. Tastes of mild oak, bitter chocolate and dark cherry up front. Peppers kick in mid taste with mild heat, almost black pepper like. Slightly tart. Nice, effervescent mouthfeel with a lingering, intricate aftertaste that leaves you wanting another sip. A very interesting dark saison with lots going on. Even though a 100% Brett beer (curious what Brett), not real funky, the Brett character takes a back seat to everything else. Will enjoy seeing how this beer ages. Another great beer from Intangible Ales, each has been unique and awesome.

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Chillaxis Of Evil from Intangible Ales
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 23 ratings