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RATINGS: 650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. That’s the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1347) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Barely translucent brown color. Small foamy tan head. Roasted malt nose has a touch of cocoa. Flavor is rich and chewy, like a fudge brownie. Notes of cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla bean. Slightly resiny hops in finish. Complex and spicy, though no notes of chili peppers to speak of.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2390) - CROATIA - JAN 3, 2015
On tap at Brewdog Sheffield. Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, bit of coffee, spices. Dry and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagerboy (1911) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Bomber. Hueless dark brown, mocha foam fades fast. Aroma is dark roast, dark chocolate, spiced. Initially quite bitter, dark roasty chocolate malt, some cinnamon, vanilla, something spicy, sweetens and smooths out as it warms. Average carbonation, full bodied, lightly hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (582) - - DEC 31, 2014
Dark chocolate & caramel tones on the nose. Toffee & nutty chocolate taste with the dark malts shining through to a subtle sweet finish & a slight chilli spice. Rated by BrewTom

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 9/8/2014. Black with half a finger of light tan head that fades into a ring fairly quickly. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasty notes, vanilla extract. Tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla, roasty notes, a little dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours black with a very thin light brown head. Has a chocolate and dark fruity malt aroma. Taste is a mix of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits (prunes) and some spices. A lingering dark fruit malt aftertaste - not what I expected for this imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5553) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottled on 09/18/2014. Nose is very sweet and sugary, strong chocolate and medium dark roast, some nice red fruity notes, hint of vanilla, touch earthy/vegetal chili. Dark brown pour with a very short, dense light brown head. Taste is strongly sweet but not overwhelming, light bitterness and touches of caramel and yeast, decent maltiness, lightly sticky lips. Slow warmth from masterfully-contained booze and light chilli (which does hit the chest quite a bit at first). Vanilla is medium-heavy and excellently rounds out the flavor without any of the typically dirty vanilla notes (I guess extract is still the way to go), no cinnamon but there is a nice ripe red berry and slight cherry accent in the bg. Full body, heavy and lightly crisp, velvety-smooth; a true dessert beer and a good one at that!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (474) - - DEC 18, 2014
Oh theres chocolate in this one, don’t worry. Tons of coffee, chocolate and a nice roastiness. Smells insane. Taste is more of a dark chocolate with some coffee and a hint of vanilla. Really silky smooth. Overall an awesome stout, I would highly recommend. Cheers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours a dark brown with khaki colored head. Spice, chocolate, and roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with spice and sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (784) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle bought in Redstone Liquor Store, Stoneham (MA). Aged more than a year. Pours a deep dark red with no head nor lacing. Aroma features an interesting mix of chocolate, pepper, roasted malt, hops, alcohol, cinnamon, liquorice and vanilla. Taste is mostly about chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Good balance. Full bodied. Not too heavy considering the high ABV.


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