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RATINGS: 462   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egg (98) - USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle on 11/3/14. Pours jet black with a thin, tight dark tan head that leaves a ring. Immediately hit but the aroma. I can smell this from the glass about 2 ft away. Smells of chocolate syrup, booze, dark fruit, some cinnamon, vanilla, nice. Taste is sweet upfront, chocolate, faint dark fruit, dark chocolate bitterness, some alcohol, fades to some chili spice and cinnamon but very subtle, beef jerky. Chili is more pronounced as I sip. Great mouthfeel, silky, oily. Pretty yummy but nothing to write home about.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (973) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate and cocoa, flavor is chocolate and spicy pepper. Interesting but not crazy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (398) - CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours near-solid black with faint ruby brown around the margins, two fingers of fluffy beige head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderate to heavy lacing (4/5). Nose is dark roasty malts, chile, dark chocolate, faint vanilla and spices (8/10). Taste is moderate sweetness and moderate bitter, building chile spice (7/10). Medium to full body, slightly syrupy and oily, low carbonation, lingering bitter spicy finish (4/5). Not bad. Iíve had other chile spice beers in the past that were sufficiently bad that I concluded I must have had a bad bottle, sink poured and didnít rate. This one is actually quite palatable, with only a very mild hint of chile heat playing nicely with the chocolate malt - almost reminiscent of chile chocolate bars. The high ABV is integrated well and doesnít contribute any harshness. Not sure Iíd rush out and buy another, but Iím not unhappy I tried it. (16/20)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (239) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2014
12 oz bottle into snifter. Minneapolis. Appearance: Very dark brown with a slightly ruby halo. Totally opaque. Poured with a thin layer of tan head, but quickly disappeared. Aroma: As advertised - Chocolate, malts. Back notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and spiciness. Taste: A touch of sweetness upfront followed by chocolaty bitterness. Palate: Medium body. oily texture. Medium finish. Overall: I really enjoyed drinking this beer. The spice adds an interesting dimension. Its generally well made. My biggest complaint is the body. In my opinion, a heavy, more syrupy body would have made this been fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DearBeer2013 (76) - - OCT 16, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Spicy. Hint of chile, oak. Reminds me of Prairie Artisan Ale. Not my cup of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroSpud (1740) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with very little head. Somewhat thin palate. Wasnít that impressed at first but I find that it is quickly growing on me. Very unique chocolate stout with the addition of the chile and cinnamon. Nice change of pace.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2014
Nose of chocolate, coffee, peppers. Light, rich flavor, chocolate, cocoa, coffee. The body is a bit too light, but a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says. That it does not taste like malt and chocolate. Overall disapointed there is no peper taste. Julie gives a 3.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4842) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a cola coloured glow at the bottom and a thin, single centimetre tall tan head at top. Aroma of oodles of chocolate, nuts, earth, alcohol, prunes, plums, raisins and a touch of light spices. Full-bodied; Super earthy and pungent alcohol warmth at first with a deep pit fruit, nutty and chocolatey flavour right behind, all with a ton of body. Aftertaste shows some deep characteristics with the nuts and earth by far the strongest, but the alcohol, roasted malt and chocolate also comes out very heavy. Overall, a rich and sweet beer with a lot of flavours throughout and a good dose of complexity. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from World Market in Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia on 22-February-2014 for US$8,99 sampled at home here in Washington a few blocks away on 07-October-2014.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, dark malts, cinnamon, spice and pepper aromas. Chocolate, sweet malts and a touch of pepper.


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