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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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!


KajII's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - 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...


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enteogenisk (48) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
(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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8242) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
@cafe bizzaro. roasty, vanilla, alcohol, black, frothy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (885) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 18, 2016
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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1323) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2016
on tap at Crafty’s in Northeast Phila - nice dark color. Very good sweet and spicy flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1081) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle from Kihoshk, pre-CBC. Pitch black with not much head. Coffee, chocolate, cherries, sherry and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftDodger (882) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (636) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2016
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2287) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma has roasted malts, chili notes, some vanilla notes. Smooth taste, chili on the back, coffee. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a deep dark almost black with big brown fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruits, tobacco, chocolate, and some spicy pepper. Creamy mouthfeel of vanilla with pepper notes...finishes astringent chocolate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SNL (572) - - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle. Vary dark brown pour, small tan head. Not much nose, slightly sweet, taste is slightly bitter. Full body, soft carbonation.


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