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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This exotic stout is a relative of Chocolate Sombrero, with the Mexican spices replaced by the flavors of chai tea: ginger, caramom, cinnamon and vanilla. Dear head banging craft beer drinkers, please remember, "Our love for you is like a truck... BERSERKER!"


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (552) - Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2014
A unique stout, no question. The usual super-dark brown almost black color. Aroma is....ginger and cocoa I suppose? Taste is definitely ginger, cocoa and cinnamon. The ginger jumps out the most and gives it a spicy bite. The ginger hangs on the tongue well after. Worth a try, but probably not worth a repeat.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bomber - mostly black pour - soapy lace - nose heavy on the chai spices, along with some notes of bourbon, vanilla, some chocolate, coffee - it actually smells pretty nice, despite the heavy chai character - body is a little thin for the style and abv - couple this with the fairly well-masked abv and this is a little dangerous - flavor is very sweet, burnt sugars, heavy cinnamon and cardamom - some underlying chocolate and a hint of smoke - doesn’t come together in the flavor as well as it should.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
22oz bottle. Black pour. No head. Aroma of sugary malts, chocolate fudge, and spice. Burnt sugars, charred malts, charcoal, chocolate, bitter hops, bourbon oak tannins, vanilla, chai spices. ABV well hidden. (4253)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice, chai, cinnamon. Medium mouthfeel with nice spice, ginger, roast. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (612) - CROATIA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle; pours dark brown with a thin mocha head; aroma is spiced chocolate; tastes starts with chocolate and then the spices come on; finish is a light fry bitter; fairly complex beer with all of the flavors but still decent

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (299) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Chocolate and caramel aromas. Pours thick black with a tan head. Lots of spice in the flavor and has a mellow finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie. Saws okay has a mint undertone smooth. It is nice. Julie gives a3.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Black brown pour with rapidly fading tan head and lace. Aroma is licorice light chocolate and a hinto abv. Flavor is sweet chocolate, anise, and roasted malt. A good touch of malt bitter. Some abv warmth. Medium body with good carbonation. More anise than I really like but still ok.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
darb85 (91) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Smells amazing. Tastes like dessert. Cinnamon and licorice dominate. Thick mouth feel. Good, but heavy still be careful

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
bottle. fuller bodied black pour, fluffy head, chocolate notes, medium roast, mainly vanilla, light cinnamon. minor other spice, enjoyable to drink

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
31 aug 2014, bottle. Black with some sediment. Nose is ginger up front and moderate ginger. Med/full body and moderately fizzy. Ginger and cinnamon and slightly bitter dark chocolate. As it warms up it gets sweeter. This is decent but it's just a ginger stout.


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