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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a thin fizzy khaki head. Slightly darker than cola. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, peppers. Taste is chocolate, some pepper flavors, and roasted malts. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (1095) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016

0.355 bottle.
Pours black with a small, brownish head which disappears almost instantly. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, a tad of herbs, some peanuts, and lactose. Taste is clearly malty, once again chocolate takes the prime with coffee relatively far behind, still noticeable though, so is lactose and molasses. A medium body, a very creamy texture, and a flat carbonation. Finish is long, once again chocolaty, it reinforces the herbal and molasses flavors. Overall a decent beer, it could be more chocolaty considering its label; moreover, the herbal nuances do not go well with the rest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1234) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a black colored beer with a small tan head. The aroma is chocolate some coffee and malt. The taste is moderately sweet from the malt and chocolate. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Shag. Perfectly black colored body with a barely perceptible head. Milk chocolate nose with some toast and peanuts. Flavors of milk chocolate are spices spices with cinnamon and some pepper heat. I also get some bits of plum. Warming and a little boozy. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (1007) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Very enjoyable chocolate stout. Little taste on the peppers but amazing forward taste with the chocolate. Enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (9632) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle @ Cafe Albert. Pours black with a small brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, light chllies. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, mild chilli, little wood. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, sweet finish with light warmth from both chilli and alcohol. 110616

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16189) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee and hops. Nice and smooth. Notes of chili in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhowes (21) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Nice dark color, good malty flavor and slight hop taste. The high alcohol content comes out in the taste, but nothing that takes away from this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (3754) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2016
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- Aroma of chocolate malt. Opaque black color, brown one-finger head, wide bands of lace. Taste is rich roasted malt that is loaded with chocolate and just a bit of chili warmth. Mild fizz, then more chocolate that begins turning bitter as it drifts into a long finish. Big and rich, but awfully filling. One is my limit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (1562) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: black with a small brown head. aroma: strong chocolate aroma, espresso, dark fruits, caramel, rye bread. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.

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