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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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. 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 (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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (353) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle@home, from Whole Foods, Cleveland, USA. Medium aroma with chocolate, vanilla and licorice. A hint of chili on the background? Pitch black/brown color with small/minimal light beige head. Medium taste with licorice, vanilla and chocolate. A hint of spices but averagely balancing hinders the taste. Wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with vanilla and some roasted malts. Medium body with low/medium carbonation. Overall, somewhat lame and confused performer, though thereís a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (61) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
12oz bottle. Pour very dark with medium amount of head. Interesting combination of flavors. Chocolate (cake) and chilly. Vanilla and cocoa combined with cinnamon. Not sure I have ever used soy sauce as a deScriptor for a beer, but thatís what came to mind. 9%abv is well hidden. More than a few would defiantly catch up too you. Another fine brew from the Clowns.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle @ home ... It pours pitch black with a medium light tan head... Coffee, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, nuts, cinnamon... very nice ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1287) - ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Stas & Max. Deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, cocoa and vanilla. Sweet like chocolate cake, flavors of chocolate, cocoa, nuts, cinnamon, chili. Medium-bodied, oily and smooth. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2016
I know this is an impy stout, but I felt it was a bit too malty (in a malto dextrin sort of way) and cloying, and I thought the chile and cinnamon additions were a bit too faint -- but I should say, as the beer warmed, and the more I drank, the more those notes surfaced. Chocolate notes were pleasant, albeit one dimensional. 9% alcohol was hidden really well -- dangerously well, in fact. Maltiness factor was high, though the sweetness factor was curiously low ... and I felt myself craving a more complex sweetness, which would do a lot to amplify the chocolate. Nitpicking aside, itís a decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1693) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from Wine Warehouse. Black and thick with a dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, green pepper, cinnamon. Taste is chocolate, molasses, light vanilla, a bit of green pepper, cinnamon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1060) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stasís place. Thanks Stas & Max. Opaque brown with small brown head. The aroma has lots of chocolate, wood, vanilla, soy sauce and cinnamon. Sweet-sour flavor with notes of chocolate, wood, hint of chilli, vanilla and cinnamon. Medium to full-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (10073) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stasís place. Thanks Stas & Max. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, a bit of vanilla, a bit of chili. Roasty flavor with chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, and a light spicy chili touch in the finish. Full-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a khaki head. sweet chocolate and slight heat from the chili.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from Jakeís Liquor Store, Port Moody, BC
Jet black color with generous compact brown head. Very nice chocolate aroma, with just a pinch of spices, and a touch of caramel and old wood. Sweet but lean mouthfeel; the chocolate flavor is stronger than some roasted malt; there is a touch of liquorice and an impression of chili pepper; the flavor is fresh; the final is just a bit more boring.
Easily drinkable. Excellent.

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