WVHouseofBeer (996) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kinda queasy about this one because I have been burned by chili infused brews before, no pun intended. But leave your reservations on the ringside, this Nacho Libre Chocolate Stout is exceptional. Coal black body with mocha colored head bases a nose of dark chocolates, sweet spices, and faint peppers. At first taste the beer is a classic heavy stout with coca nibs, cinnamon, and burnt sugars. Give it some time and the chili becomes more pronounced but not to the point of off-putting. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel and pleasing spicy sweet aftertaste is the one, two, three count for this beer. A real winner.
Florya (1470) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: bottle Appearance: black with a small brown head. aroma: strong chocolate aroma, espresso, dark fruits, caramel, rye bread. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.
MiP (15034) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at KØ16. Mild roasted aroma. Very dark brown colour, seems hazy. Small light brown head. The flavour is sweet and bready, nicely roasted. Dark chocolate finish, vinous and good.
Enteogenisk (58) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(33 cl bottle in wine glass.) This beer is highly underrated. One of the best chocolate-driven stouts I have had so far, and I’ve had a few. Perfectly integrated cocoa that really comes creamy for long as the rest fades. The chili is more present on the nose than mouth and the vanilla is subtle. So it really clears the way for this amazing dark chocolate that permeates the brew.
Hansen (8248) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@cafe bizzaro. roasty, vanilla, alcohol, black, frothy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
ciocanelu (911) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with tan head. Aroma has cinnamon, chili, chocolate and cacao. Taste is quite balanced with a nice touch of cinnamon and a slightly bitter chocolate finish. Full body with a smooth feel. A really nice take on a mexican chocolate stout.
raymow (1344) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at Crafty’s in Northeast Phila - nice dark color. Very good sweet and spicy flavor.
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kihoshk, pre-CBC. Pitch black with not much head. Coffee, chocolate, cherries, sherry and vanilla.
DraftDodger (889) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copenhagen 15/5 2016. 35,5 cl (12 oz) bottle from Meny. Mexican dude with face painting, sombrero, Clown shoes and two bottles of brown beer (Chocolate Sombreros I presume) getting chased by what looks like a Mole with Sombrero and a lasso on the label. Pours opaque dark brown with small beige head. Settles as thin layer of beige foam. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, coffee bitterness and roasted malts. Very pleasant. Soft carbonation and thick oily palate. Taste is heavy sweet followed by sweet aftertaste with hints of light coffee bitterness for balance. I might not chase it with a lasso, but it’s mighty fine stout which gives you the pleasure of chocolate without overdoing it.
Thechasm442 (639) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a tulip. Very dark brown.black with a thicker beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is cocoa, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, lactose, and a bit of spice. Taste is dark chocolate, cocoa, smoked chili’s, vanilla, and lactose sugar. Not sure if there is any lactose added to this beer but I can smell and taste it. Thicker and creamy with a slightly dry finish. No alcohol present. Nice beer.
k0mpsa (2316) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma has roasted malts, chili notes, some vanilla notes. Smooth taste, chili on the back, coffee. Pretty good.