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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1868) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2013
As the description boasts, one hell of a cool label on this bomber. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Initial aroma of vanilla, some ethyl acetate, chocolate, and roast. Not much chili-wise on the nose. Flavor is definitely milk chocolate, lactose, more vanilla and ethyl acetate, and then just at the back of the throat a slight chili burn. Nice, thick mouthfeel. Subtle and pretty damn nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1582) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bomber from trade with crajun. Pours near pitch black with a small head that quickly fades. Aromas are cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, and some other peppery spices. I think I smell lime too. Taste has some good flavor but very far from being rich. Dry cocoa, chili, vanilla, light roast. Finish is smooth with a small amount of chili pepper heat. Medium body, maybe a touch watery. Overall, an interesting mix of flavors but donít really have a desire to drink this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1290) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is black through and through with a short tan head that hangs around only for a moment. The head settles into a foamy coating though which accents the beer nicely.
Aroma: The aroma is complex with cocoa being prominent with a blend of earthy roasted coffee and cinnamon flavors. The vanilla is mild, but adds a nice accent to the already complex and inviting flavor.
Taste: The intro is slightly bittersweet with cocoa with a noticeable cinnamon, the cinnamon picks up steam through the mid taste along with a splash of vanilla and some earthy flavors. The finish is mild with cocoa lingering.
Palate: The body is creamy and soft, a bit nitro in feeling.
Overall: This is a very solid imperial stout and I appreciate the balance despite the amount of ingredients. This could have been a cluster fuck, but itís good. I think the flavor does get a bit congested though.
Ratings: Ar: 7, Ap: 4, Ta: 7, Pa: 4, Ov: 14
Rated on May 7, 2013

On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: The body is jet black with a short and dense brown head, the head has poor retention and settles to a light coating with a creamy ring.
Aroma: The aroma is mild with vanilla, peppers and cinnamon balanced nicely. Thereís a whiff of cocoa puffs and roasted malts as well, but the other aromas are a bit more prominent. The aroma has decent strength.
Taste: The flavor has a mild malt base until the mid-taste, but the intro is flavorful. The mid-taste picks up some chocolate, cinnamon and peppers, nicely balanced and layered. The finish is where I get most of the vanilla, which adds to the flavors of the mid-taste. Lingering I get cinnamon and the milk left over from cocoa puffs with a slight burn on my lips.
Palate: Full-bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: I like this beer for everything that it is. I like the balance and the multitude of flavors, but I donít love it. I think that itís certainly a worthwhile stout though, one I would buy again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2013
bottle. pours black with tan head. aroma of chocolate and spice, slight heat. taste medium body with decent spice and slight sweet heat finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Chooclate and light caramel aroma with light chili. Chili and chocolate flavor with light vanilla. Medium bodied. Chili and chocolate linger with light caramel and light vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
Bottle at Yesprís - Thanks. Black - offhwhite head. Chocolate, fruity, thin body, cocoa, earthy, sweetness, red berries, light chili notes, phenolic notes, caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours near black with a rich tan head and a chocolate and pepper aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and vanilla flavor with a mildly hot pepper finish. Complex and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1006) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle from Marcus. Pours black with Brown head. Taste is chocolate and pepper. Slight taste of heat

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (9654) - SÝborg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma: Roast, prunes, liqourice, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, Flavour: Roast, herbs, vanilla, chocolate, vague coffee, Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with a light chili touch on lips and palate. One of the better chili beers Iíve tried.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate with notes of cocoa powder. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate with notes of coca powder. Roasted finish of chocolate.


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