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RATINGS: 440   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!


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladyhops (43) - - NOV 17, 2012
Malty and sweet, gorgeous pour on tap at one of my favorite bars in Mpls. Very definite chocolate presence here at the forefront of the flavor. Pleasant on the tongue and interesting. My friends all agreed at the table: this was the best stout theyíve had. Iím not sure if itís my fav. but if I want a choco-tastic, creamy beer Iíll go this route.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (275) - 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 (212) - Lille, FRANCE - 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 (60) - - OCT 16, 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 (1707) - , 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 (6581) - 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 (965) - - 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 (4781) - 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 (3588) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (202) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Flavor is chocolate and chile pepper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Pours black, slight brien hues on the edges, finger creamy khaki head, nice thin lacing. Aroma chocolate, earthy, bready and roasty malt, slight cinnamon, and burnt sugar. Taste roast astringency, chocolate, earthy, spicy cinnamon, burnt sugar, bit of coffee and dark fruit in the finish. Mouthfeel full body, low carbonation, slight hop and cinnamon bite, alcohol and roast astringency, finish is balanced, spiciness and roast lens dry feel. Overall different imperial stout, in a good way, very complex, builds on styleís foundation, and adds to it.


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