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RATINGS: 632   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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. That’s the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!


Gachupines' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1211) - USA - MAR 31, 2013
Black with a thick brown head. Aroma is chocolate with a noticeable strong alcohol scent. Flavor is strong, slightly spiced chocolate. Rich, but a little overly sticky sweet in the finish. Overall, fairly strong and the subtle spice is a nice touch. Wife: 3.9


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (15028) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at KØ16. Mild roasted aroma. Very dark brown colour, seems hazy. Small light brown head. The flavour is sweet and bready, nicely roasted. Dark chocolate finish, vinous and good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enteogenisk (48) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
(33 cl bottle in wine glass.) This beer is highly underrated. One of the best chocolate-driven stouts I have had so far, and I’ve had a few. Perfectly integrated cocoa that really comes creamy for long as the rest fades. The chili is more present on the nose than mouth and the vanilla is subtle. So it really clears the way for this amazing dark chocolate that permeates the brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8242) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
@cafe bizzaro. roasty, vanilla, alcohol, black, frothy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (892) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 18, 2016
Black color with tan head. Aroma has cinnamon, chili, chocolate and cacao. Taste is quite balanced with a nice touch of cinnamon and a slightly bitter chocolate finish. Full body with a smooth feel. A really nice take on a mexican chocolate stout.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1344) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2016
on tap at Crafty’s in Northeast Phila - nice dark color. Very good sweet and spicy flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1095) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle from Kihoshk, pre-CBC. Pitch black with not much head. Coffee, chocolate, cherries, sherry and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftDodger (882) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
Copenhagen 15/5 2016. 35,5 cl (12 oz) bottle from Meny. Mexican dude with face painting, sombrero, Clown shoes and two bottles of brown beer (Chocolate Sombreros I presume) getting chased by what looks like a Mole with Sombrero and a lasso on the label. Pours opaque dark brown with small beige head. Settles as thin layer of beige foam. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, coffee bitterness and roasted malts. Very pleasant. Soft carbonation and thick oily palate. Taste is heavy sweet followed by sweet aftertaste with hints of light coffee bitterness for balance. I might not chase it with a lasso, but it’s mighty fine stout which gives you the pleasure of chocolate without overdoing it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (636) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2016
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2287) - 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 (4887) - 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.


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