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RATINGS: 428   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. That’s the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
22oz bottle - OK. So the idea of using ancho chiles in a beer really sounds good because...well, ancho’s are excellent in cooking. Combine that with the though of chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla...sounds like the makings of a beer with potential. It was ok, not good, not great. It seemed to really lag in delivering a really great beer, and slightly muddled/lost flavors. The aroma has that dry/powdered chocolate Hershey tin aroma, weak notes of coffee/roast, woody in a tree bark kind of way and some alcohol. The flavor beefs up the interest in the beer with a chocolate/vanilla profile. The ancho chile was REALLY, REALLY buried and I found no cinnamon flavors/aromas anywhere in this beer. Finish was on the astringent side. Far from memorable. Barely average.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
9% Shared at my Summer Plunder Tasting by Mick. A lovely dark brown almost black with red highlights and a tan head. Umami, vanilla, chocolate syrup and ancho chilli. Some warming going down this medium bodied beer rocks an earthy chocolate, vanilla and ancho chili heat. This is a very well balanced chocolate beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bote. Thick black pour. With light tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, light spice, and light sweetness. Taste is thick mouth feel light spice, followed by roasted malts, light sweet finish. Solid.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (965) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Chocolate, chilies, caramel, cherry, port, muffin. Silky black, small quicky dissipating frothy brown head, no lacing. Taste begins with caramel, green chili, then the chocolate comes through, but more of a bittersweet chocolate, theres something acidic there, kind of like blackberry, and finally, a bitter coffee ending. 👍

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MarkAg86 (2) - Conroe, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
Very tasty. Chocolate notes are prevalent, but the stout comes through also. Excellent taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1634) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a thick dark brown with two fingers of brown head. Aroma is lots of chocolate mad some roasted malts. Flavor is pretty sweet and chocolaty like chocolate milk. Slight chili but not much. Full bodied and creamy. A bit boozy on the finish. Nice interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gruberm (329) - - SEP 2, 2014
Good only because the chili was so subtle it could have been mistaken for astringency in the stout. No chili in beers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1688) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014
22 oz bottle @ ’t Klooster, Delft, shared with Caesar, Judyvv & Joes. Black color. Light brown head. Aroma’s: sweet (milk-) chocolate, some fruit, with some pepper retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, chocolate. Medium bodied. Pepper heat is just moderate, fortunately. Finishes, chocolate-y, roasted, light ash, light bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tazahemani22 (5) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Poured from a bomber at home. Lots of chocolate in addition to some cinnamon, even less coffee if you will. didn’t detect any chili. smooth and creamy with a tan head. can be a bit boozy at high than chilled temp. delicious none the less.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2690) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Poured from 22oz bottle at home. Black and thick with tan head. Vanilla choclate cocoa and coffee taste. Very sweet. Deliciousness. Slightly smokey and dry finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (354) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Mmm! Big chocolate flavours, lots of great roasted malts. Not really getting the ancho flavours. Very good stout nonetheless!


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