Thechasm442 (677) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a tulip. Very dark brown.black with a thicker beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is cocoa, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, lactose, and a bit of spice. Taste is dark chocolate, cocoa, smoked chili’s, vanilla, and lactose sugar. Not sure if there is any lactose added to this beer but I can smell and taste it. Thicker and creamy with a slightly dry finish. No alcohol present. Nice beer.
k0mpsa (2390) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma has roasted malts, chili notes, some vanilla notes. Smooth taste, chili on the back, coffee. Pretty good.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark almost black with big brown fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruits, tobacco, chocolate, and some spicy pepper. Creamy mouthfeel of vanilla with pepper notes...finishes astringent chocolate.
SNL (588) - - MAY 8, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vary dark brown pour, small tan head.
Not much nose, slightly sweet, taste is slightly bitter.
Full body, soft carbonation.
vipinvelp (3665) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with brown lacing foam head. Chocolate in aroma and taste, still bitter in taste, light coffee notes. (Galveston 201605)
TaproomPress (1) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy Molé! Clown Shoes really nails all the big flavors of Mexican chocolate in Chocolate Sombrero.
The appearance is a nice, rich espresso brown with a light khaki head.
On the nose there are big hits of vanilla, cinnamon, and peppers.
The taste of this bad boy is downright luxurious. Silky, sweet chocolate flavors set the table for the Mexican spices that follow. Notes of vanilla, cinnamon stick, and smoked chilies bounce around my taste buds.
Surprisingly thin for a beer with so much flavor. Great interpretation of Mexican chocolate. I will be cooking with this beer, very soon. Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Salud!
FraekkeFyr87 (297) - - MAY 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is full of chocolate malts, coffee, vanilla beans, roasted hazelnuts and smoke. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee, vanilla and a little bit of chili. A nice beer!
Speko (156) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12 oz. Pours black with medium beige, slowly diminishing, head. Some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, chili, hint of vanilla. Sweet taste with notes of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, herbs, chalk, a chili in the aftertaste. The herbal taste doesn’t seem to work here, just a bit off target for an optimal effect. Medium body and soft carbonation.
Niller (1354) - Hammel, DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Voldby. Shared with Desverger. Thanks to Henrik for this. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is dark roasted malt, dark chocolate prominence, cocoa, caramel, nuances of vanilla. Full body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Very good.
SlackerMads (2779) - DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a small nicely lacing brown head. Nose has chocolate, chili, herbs. Odd. Flavour has herbs, wood, chocolate, chalk, light charcoal, earthy notes. Medium/full body, soft oily texture, sweet with balanced bitterness and no alcohol showing. Texture and balance feels fine, but I don’t like the spices too much.