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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OPIE788 (261) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. I a lot of the spice and a bit of chocolate in the nose. The flavor was totally dominated by the herbs followed be a hint of sweet stout. Maybe it will blend a bit with time.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1230) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
An interesting beer, with plenty of chai spice notes on a cocoa body, tastier than I expected. Surprisingly drinkable given the ingredient list. Id buy it again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (798) - USA - APR 16, 2014
Blanch with a thin tan head. Aroma is very similar to chai, some vanilla, chocolate and spice. Flavor is spiced chocolate and a bit of alcohol. A little viscous, yet thin in the finish. Nice and warming though. Wife: 3.7

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours a dark brown color with a caramel colored head. A very complex beer that works. Roasty chocolate aroma, with hints of ginger and vanilla, with lesser hints of the other spices, but present. Aroma in tune with the taste. Just an excellent experiment that works.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThreeCats (529) - ISRAEL - APR 5, 2014
Black with a large mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, spice, roast, chi, vanilla. Taste of roast, chocolate, chi, and ginger. An interesting combination, though Im not sure what I think of it. The spice comes out more towards the palate, which leaves an interesting taste in mouth. Different

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (2785) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark brown with a small beige head which quickly disappears. Nose is loaded with spice - massive cardamom in there with a kick of pepper. Taste is an odd mix of spices and chocolate with over done pepper right at the back. Touch of coconut and tang but the cardamom really envelopes everything else. Takes over too much for my liking. Nothing really comes together the way I think Choc Sombrero does

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2014
Bomber format Brownish black with hints of ruby. Light brown head that falls to a collar. Pretty simple really. Lots of Chai tea, little bits of chocolate. Good amount of ginger to really spice this up. Probably a little too sweet but very drinkable. If you like spices in beer it is up your alley. If not avoid. A little thin but it is pretty decent. Different as well

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (948) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Very dark brown pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is strong cinnamon and cardamom with chocolate in the background. Taste has the same spices but ginger is more prominent and chocolate is subtle. Earthy and slightly sweet. Medium slick body. Really interesting spice profile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
This is a decent, different beer. I went from not caring for it to liking it halfway through. The aroma was big and spicy. The heavy chai tea spices dominate both the aroma and flavor. Strong ginger and cardamom with a slight chocolate note. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was different. The chocolate was a little more pronounced in the flavor but those spices dont leave much room for anything else. Take half a bottle of an imperial stout and mix it with a cup of chai tea and you have this. Mild carbonation round the beer out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a nice dark body that supports a full tall mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up dark fruity esters like dates and blueberries along with cinnamon, sweetened ginger, a good load of chocolate and then whispers of dark roasted malts. The taste starts with some velvety dark chocolate and then it quickly picks up a thin dark roasted maltiness. To midway the sweet dark fruity esters come to the surface with a firm mix of dates and prunes to go along with cinnamon and ginger like spiciness. This is pretty nice but the fruitiness is a little too forward for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
On tap at pour house, dark black pour with small off white head that faded to ring, nice lacing. Notes of big cinnamon stick, dark chocolate, bitter grain, tobacco. Nicely sticky and full flavored stout from Clown Shoes.


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