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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3717) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of spices, chocolate, and malt. Taste is spices, chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Interesting once.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1291) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
I get the chocolate and spices, but something coming through as minty to me. The alcohol is well hidden, but the flavors are all over the place, which is a bit disappointing, because I wanted to love it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5006) - 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 (4267) - 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 (621) - 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 (5219) - 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 (92) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Smells amazing. Tastes like dessert. Cinnamon and licorice dominate. Thick mouth feel. Good, but heavy still be careful


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