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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Our third anniversary beer up-sizes Chocolate Sombrero, using extra ancho chile and adding chipotle pepper. We aged the brew 100% in Wild Turkey and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. May it leap onto your palate majestically, like a luchador who flies into the ring from atop the highest rope.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4627) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, pepper, earthy and spicy hops, espresso, and raisins. Flavor is roast malts forward with some earthy hop bitterness, ash, spices, and chocolate; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1608) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque dark brown with a slight toffee head. Aroma of spices and chocolate. Taste of chocolate with a lingering spiciness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Appearance: Pours dark brown with tan swirls. Looks really thick.

Aroma: Big huge chocolate,vanilla, bourbon, brownie.

Taste: Dark chocolate, wood, bourbon whisky, roast.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with modest carbonation.

Overall: Simply delicious! I’m a fan of Chocolate Sombrero, and the barrel aged treatment as well as fluffing it up did this beer right. I would be very happy if Clown Shoes brought this back once a year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrnoluv (273) - long beach, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Sweet alcohol, dark fruit, chocolate smell, pitch black oil appearance, the oaky barrel taste from being aged is an awesome sensation on the plate after the swallow. Not watery, but almost miky, this is a perfect blend of coffee and chocolate. Going to age another bottle for a year and see if it gets even better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Nice beer. Very smooth. Aroma was of bourbon and chocolate. The dark black color with tan head was inviting. Good carbonation and full mouthfeel. Bourbon and milk chocolate came out first with some coffee at the back end. I tried to detect the chipotle pepper essence but found it overshadowed by the other flavors. Good sipper and quite potent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhgrantjr (462) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Bomber bought at Friendly Spot. Pours a deep black with a small tan head. The aroma is peppers, spice, roasted coffee, some chocolate. Very complex aroma. Some sweetness too. The taste was smooth and powerful: chocolate, chilis, bourbon, wow...very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Black pour with a cream head. Nose is pepper, vanilla, wood, roasted malts. Smooth palate, heavy roasted malts, bourbon, pepper, great finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3897) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Chocolat, cuir, bourbon dans un corps aminci par le vieillissement. les ancho émanent doucement à travers le tumulte, solide.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bomber. Poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor were roasted malt, some chocolate and coffee, hints of bourbon, vanilla, and chiles. Surprisingly, the chiles and bourbon were quite subtle -- would actually have liked them boosted a bit. Medium to heavy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 6, 2013
22oz bottle from Vince, thanks man. Clear dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, spicy pepper, bourbon and vanilla/oak. Flavor is rich chocolate malt, bitter roast, boozy bourbon, oak and some vegetal taste. Full body with a long finish. Intense beer, lots of bitterness, alcohol and a light pepper heat.

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