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RATINGS: 654   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2465) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma has roasted malts, chili notes, some vanilla notes. Smooth taste, chili on the back, coffee. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SNL (638) - - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle. Vary dark brown pour, small tan head. Not much nose, slightly sweet, taste is slightly bitter. Full body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3839) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Dark brown with brown lacing foam head. Chocolate in aroma and taste, still bitter in taste, light coffee notes. (Galveston 201605)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaproomPress (1) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2016 does not count
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!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FraekkeFyr87 (351) - - MAY 3, 2016
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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speko (220) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (1430) - Hammel, DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2866) - DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8294) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 21, 2016
Bottle shared with Niller, thanks to Henrik for this - pours black with a tan head. Medium roasted and sweet malty with strong chocolate prominence, both milky and dark cocoa, some caramel, nuances of vanilla throughout,


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