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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Roasted dark malts plus extra chocolate malts plus ancho chile plus cinnamon plus organic vanilla extract plus a chocolate eating, beer drinking, Clown Shoes wearing, multi limbed, gorgeous and glorious Mexican wrestler on the label. Thatís the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Got in a trade with icetrauma. 22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 10/22/2012. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, coffee, vanilla, dark bread, light cinnamon/chile, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted and chocolate, notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, vanilla, dark bread, light coffee, light cinnamon/chile, and roasted earthiness. Slight touch of chile heat on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, vanilla, dark bread, light coffee, light cinnamon, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted/dark malt and vanilla flavors; cinnamon/chile notes must have diminished over age. Great flavor robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and moderately slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around good balance and complexity of roasted/dark malt and vanilla flavors; and very smooth to sip on. May have to pick up a fresh bottle to see if the chile/cinnamon is more pronounced; but it was still very enjoyable offering otherwise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4096) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours a sharp opaque black with two fingers of burnt wood brown head. Nose is rich and chocolaty with some burnt sugar and dark grain acidity. Spent coffee grains and some earthy spice. Dry on the finish and a little bit of acrid dry grain. Some dark fruit notes and such as well. Medium body with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2315) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Black pour. Small tan head. Not much lacing. Chocolate malt aroma. Taste is a sweet chocolate and malt. Nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Mmmmm. Dark, roasty malt thatís creamy with a mixture of spicy chile, cinnamon and vanilla flavors. Thereís plenty of balance as-is to keep any one flavor from dominating, etc.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2660) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle @ Deanís Birthday tasting, courtesy of jmgreenuk. Pours pitch black with a big beige head on top. Aroma is filled with chocolates, molasses and loads of sugar. Very sweet flavor, malty and slightly boozy as well. Big dark chocolate flavors in here. Very well balanced, a deep dark beer. Great sipper!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1210) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Midwest Brewers Fest. Poured black with nice tan head. Bitter roasted aroma. Smooth ultra thick feel. Slight bitter choc taste. Winner.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4794) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle at Deanís Birthday Tasting, August 2013. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is rich and peaty with a little sweetness and alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter with chocolate, liqourice, roasted malts and coffee on the smooth and complex palate. A super tasty beer. Well worth the rating.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5607) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle shared at Deanís birthday tasting thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, light chillis, vanilla, cinnamon. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Thick mouthfeel with a light chili warmth in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1676) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Solid black with a beige lacy, lasting beige head. Smells of roast, chocolate light chilli and a dark malt. Medium oily body. Tastes of ash, chocolate, malt, and a bitter dark chocolate finish. A decent. Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits and chili. Medium sweet and light bitter. Light spiciness aswell. Medium body. Caramel. Toffee. Thick texture. Soft carbonation.


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