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RATINGS: 93   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OPIE788 (315) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (518) - - JUL 28, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and some cinnamon. Taste is lightly sweet chocolate and has a nice lasting aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (489) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5966) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle served in snifter: Uniqueness is the name of the game Strong influence of chai tea, ginger snaps and cinnamon buns over a layer of roast and dark chocolate. The mouth feel is weak and watery however plus there’s a slight green apple undertone as well. Overall it is good but could be so much better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle shared at BD Shep’s - London. Thanks, guys! Pours clear brown with a beige cream head. Big chocolate aroma with striking ginger. Medium sweet with nice chocolate character, more spicy ginger, some mint essence. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with light earthy bitterness, lasting ginger and cocoa. I really like when cocoa and ginger get mixed in a beer; I just think it works well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
1st July 2014
Brewdog Shepherds Bush. Bottle share with Jackie, Simon and David. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Small pale tan head. A nose of potpourri and those nibbles you get waiting for your Indian restaurant takeaway. Palate is soft and airy with superfine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, little cream. Mild spicy floral flavours that follow the nose. Finishes light and soft. A pleasantly mellow spiced Impy that is also light on it’s toes. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
e303 (54) - - JUN 6, 2014
Overall a really solid but really weird brew. Tons of ginger and cardamom in the nose and taste. Some vanilla and roast coffee coming through. Worth a purchase if you see it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2014
22oz bottle. Smallish tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, cinnamon/hot pepper, light roast, coffee. Taste is sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some vanilla, ginger, light roast, milk chocolate. Medium-full body, some stickiness. A bit too sweet for my tastes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JEprado1 (8) - - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
Excelente cerveza, cabeza color avellana, profundo color oscuro, aromas intenso a cacao, licor de cafe, como si mordieras un biscocho de chocolate envinado, sensacional paladar robusto de cuerpo, y gran sedosidad, muy recomendable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is light chocolate,heavy ginger, cinnamon, and a hint of vanilla. Black with a medium, lightly lacing cinnamon tan head. Flavor is spicy, chocolatey, and a mild bitterness. Very spicy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13216) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a small, dense, firm dark beige head over a next to black body. The aroma has lots of coffee escaping the glass at first, soon getting company by molasses, woody notes and a pleasant spiced touch which somehow leads my thoughs to cloves. Ginger too is pretty easy to spot. Some chocolate as well, but that’s more evident in the flavor. Spices, coffee and molasses are the dominating flavors, both bitterness and alcohol are subdued. It’s full bodied and soft on the palate, very low on warmth considering the ABV. Lasting sweet coffee, molasses and spice finish. A very tasteful one, with a clever use of spices, but I’d say a 12oz bottle would be sufficient. 140514


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