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RATINGS: 493   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
A nice black body with a quickly fading brown head. Aroma had a nice leather quality up front, decent chocolate malts and some spice to it. Flavor was initially sweet, almost like a dessert. Mild roasted coffee malts and some heat from the chili rounded it out. Some alcohol was present but it pretty much was well hidden. Smooth and creamy body that was easy to drink.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lawman834 (240) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Dark coffee colored. Unfortunately, no head to speak of. Mouthfeel is a bit flat. Now, I’m done complaining, because the beer tastes great! Bittersweet chocolate with slight coffee notes, a hint of vanilla and a slight peppery spiciness. A delicious balanced chocolate stout that isn’t too sweet. The spiciness adds an interesting dimension. It was also priced competitively, so I will be adding this one to the rotation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (479) - - MAR 25, 2015
Aroma is mucho chocolate. Appearance is Dark black. Small head. Taste is bitter chocolate, nice, not too sweet. Some toasted barley. Feel. A bit flat. A nice beer. Not amazing, but nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2166) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with moderate tan head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, piney hops, and spice. Flavors of chocolate, creamy coffee, light vanilla, and some hard to place spices. A little heat from the peppers but not distracting. I think this one has aged a bit... Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (86) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Solid representation of a mexican hot chocolate. Nice aroma. Chocolately sweet with some spices. Spiced hot chocolate flavor. Would have liked to have felt some heat. Overall enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
22oz bottle @ home. Pours very dark brown, with a beige head. Roasted, spicy aroma, chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla, coffee, licorice, caramel, ash. Off-dry, full bodied, mid bitterness, balanced CO2. Spicy, roasted taste, chocolate, chili, cinnamon, caramel, hops, vanilla, faint smoke, ash. Well balanced, even though I would have preferred the flavouring elements to be a little more prominent. (2015-03-08)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5002) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2015
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy dark tan colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a opaque dark black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt chocolate and dark malt. The sharp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a strong vinous aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt mild medicinal cloves vinous mild spice toasted malt burnt malt chocolate brown malt crisp and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
steomeroni (3) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
Fantastica ed intensa chicolate porter. Come tutte le Clown Shoes costa una fortuna ma ne vale la pena!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2660) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle, 10C. Very dark brown with a coat of tan head. Aroma of chocolate milk on the turn, molasses, cinnamon, pickled chiles. Bit of a harsh jerrycan whiff to it - which does dissipate. Lowish carbonation, oily. Not all that sweet ’tho it creeps up, plenty of chocolate and vanilla, nice cinnamon. Surprisingly after the aroma the chile is barely there until a little pluminess and heat right at the end. A bit dull.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3336) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle at Downtown Austin Super 6. Pours an opaque black with no head. Sweet with aromas of vanilla and milk chocolate. Also notes of chilli as it warms in the glass (read Super 8 paper cup). Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish with aromas of dark chocolate. Don’t drink this too cold.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loverbeer58 (10) - - FEB 14, 2015
completamente nera con un cremoso e compatto cappello di schiuma nocciola, molto persistente. L’aroma offre caffè in grani, vaniglia, cioccolato al latte, qualche accenno di gianduia, orzo tostato ed amaretto; la finezza e la pulizia potrebbero essere migliori, discreta l’intensità, non pervenuta la cannella, ma la bottiglia ha ormai un anno di vita alle spalle e le spezie sono solitamente le prime ad “andarsene”. Ottima invece la sensazione palatale: birra morbidissima e dal corpo medio, cremosa e scorrevole al tempo stesso, poche bollicine. La bevuta parte dolce, con il caramello, la vaniglia ed il cioccolato al latte, per poi essere bilanciata da note più amare ed acidule di caffè, orzo tostato e liquirizia


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