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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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. Thatís the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013
22oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark muddy brown with an average (1-2 finger) tan creamy head that had great retention, reducing slightly to a small cap and possessed excellent sheeting of lacing that coated the entire glass. The aroma was of a burnt chocolate malt, light resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, chili peppers, a hint of smoke and a moderate alcohol presence. The taste was good and roasty with a nice malty-sweetness and a touch of chocolate throughout, progressing slightly with a mild bitter charred flavor with notes of coffee, a spicy chili bite and a hint of cinnamon ate the end. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a spicy alcohol warming sensation and a nice roastiness left behind. Mouthfeel was almost full in body with a creamy, oily texture and a somewhat medium carbonation. Overall this was a brew with a very nice complexity derived from all the flavors converging upon one another, which as it turned out created a really tasty and well balanced Stout with a superb drinkability...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilnatp (639) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Notes are a bit light on this one, but I know that it was good. Not one I need to buy again though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3604) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2015
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a almost brown head. Nose is roast malts chocolate cinnamon coffee some peppers. Taste is more of the rich chocolate sweetness cocoa beans cinnamon and the light pepper touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (845) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2015
12 oz bottle into tall tulip. Dark cola color but nearly syrupy; you can tell from the poor that itís going to be an oily, smooth beer. Nutty, chocolate, barely roasty, caramel, malt, lots of vanilla. Lots of smooth carbonation; medium to full mouthfeel. I didnít notice the chile whatsoever, but I wasnít really looking for it. Pretty good methinks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (684) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2015
Black pour with thin tan head. Malty, chocolate,a little espresso on the nose. Taste is chocolate straight up, roasty, some spice and vanilla. Chilli bite is very mild but comes through more at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savage_Night (114) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Pours black with a khaki/brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, earthy, clove, soy sauce, smoke, woody, vanilla, spice, light cinnamon and hop bitterness. TASTE: dark malt, chocolate, coffee, roasty, earthy, alcohol, clove, soy sauce, smoke, vanilla, woody, spice, hop bitterness and cinnamon. AFTER TASTE: dark malt, bitterness, spice and light cinnamon with a slightly thick finish and a light alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanhunter_4 (106) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured at my brotherís in Methuen, MA. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a brownish head. Smells slightly of chocolate and spices. Definitely a touch of cinnamon. I was disappointed with this beer; the chile taste didnít work for me although the finish was more typical of a stout. For me it was barely drinkable. Too bad...I was really excited to try this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1427) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Inky black brown with a fine head of tan bubbles. Nose is dark roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is smooth dark chocolate and just a hint of hot pepper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (847) - Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with very little head. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Some chile spice in the taste. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revoltingblob (4) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015 does not count
Pour from bottle. Small head with no lacing. Nose is malt, chocolate, roasted coffee, some sweetness, mocha, some other muddley stuff. Palate is more roasty, chocolate coffee stuff with mocha and some light underlying spices. Mouthfeel is smooth, light, velvety bits with some light oxidation on the end. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4778) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours a mall brown head atop a black body. Nose is alcoholic and boozy. Flavour is mildly spiced, roasted malt, cocoa and vanilla. Tasty. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights.

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