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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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!


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rainmaker2152 (55) - - JUL 12, 2013
The perfect amount of chocolate. Doesn’t overdo the chilis. Smooth, strong and not so bitter. Wish it had a bigger head. That’s what she said.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2310) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 3, 2015
On tap at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Opaque, black-brown with a thin brown head and a fairly full, but thin, layer of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate nibs, roasted malt, berries, molasses and a anchos. Taste of chocolate nibs, roasted malt, mild jalapeños and bittersweet chocolate. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. A fine imperial stout with just enough hot pepper taste a add interest rates without playing a leading role. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1384) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle from Jane?s Beer Store, Mountain View. Big chocolate roasty aroma. Huge dark fruit and molasses flavour. Less spice than expected. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (443) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours pitch black with a fluffy, creamy tan head. Nose is definitely some coffee, some sweet, fruity chilli notes, a subtle bit of vanilla. I don’t get the cinnamon on the nose. Flavor is caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, almost orange. There’s just the barest suggestion of heat from the chilli, but it’s definitely left a fruitiness with the spice coming in just at the tail end of the palate. Really rich and velvety smooth mouthfeel, heavy body. Pretty tasty, lovely use of the chilli.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3774) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
bottle. Near black with small head. Big chocolate malt. Light heat from the pepper. A bit of vanilla and spice. Just a tad boozy, but not bad for the ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2897) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Draught. Brownish black with a tan head. Creamy milk aroma. Flavour is tangy toasted malt, spicy, chocolate with a little cinnamon. Chili spicy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (540) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Chocolate malt aroma. Black body with a small tan head and sediment suspended throughout. Chocolate flavors with roasted malts and a lingering coffee bitterness. Happy Cinco de Mayo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1589) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
Sample @ En Öl & Whiskymässa 150425. Roasted malty with chocolate and chili, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and roasted with chocolate and chili notes.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2556) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2015
Inky black and opaque with a tannish scum ring on the meniscus in place of a head. Strange aroma of chocolate fondant with Sriracha sauce and jalapenos mixed with umami notes of charbroiled beef steak and kecap manis. The first note taken once it hits the palate is of a drawing astringency on the swallow. Secondly is how vinous it is with a Cabernet Merlot quality. Chocolate is there but it is overshadowed by sharp, slightly acidic pepper notes similar to the nose. Body is on the lighter side with soft carbonation and an oily finish. Light umami resides. Not long, not memorable and lacking in balance with that astringent clap ruining everything. Just couldn’t get into it! (12fl.Oz, Bottled 06/11/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (808) - SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Sample @ En Öl & Whiskymässa, Gothenburg 25/4-15. Roasted malty with chocolate and chilli, also sweetness, roasted finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1329) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2015
The beer pours black with a large light brown head that fades fairly quickly, and the aroma blends cocoa nibs, chilis, roasted malts, booze, and cinnamon sugar. The initial flavor is fairly sweet with only a mild malt bitterness, but the sweetness fades to reveal a mild umami, slight residual sweetness, and mild bitterness; the aftertaste, though, is where all the ingredients reveal themselves, for the cinnamon dryness combines beautifully with subtle chili heat, bitter dark chocolate, and underlying roasted goodness. The palate fuses an oily texture, medium-full body, and a soft carbonation.


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