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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our third anniversary beer us sizes Chocolate Sombrero, using extra ancho chile and adding chipolte 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bomber from Total Wine, Durham. Hey, if you can’t score a bottle of Westbrook, try this one out. Thick motor oil pour with a fairly diminutive cafe au lait colored head. Settles sludgy and potent, with buckets of lacing. Nose is very rich and sweet, with the barrel fairly understated in a way that allows the chile to come through alongside the dark chocolate. I find imperial stouts fairly heavy going these days, and certainly couldn’t finish this in a single session. But I enjoyed and appreciated the complexity and craft in this one. Doesn’t get a lot of run but probably deserves some acclaim.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with a thin filmy tan cap and moderate lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and that nice bba imperial stout scent. Taste follows with a hint of spice in the middle and a nice sweet finish. This is pretty damn awesome, I want some more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours dark black with a thin tan head. The nose is chocolate, licorice, chills, bacon, spices, little bit o Anika and wood. The taste is high sweet, high bitter and a little smokey. The texture is soft at first but gets crispy with time. The body is heavy side of medium with a long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. Dark ruby pour. Nose is cinnamon, hot churros, light pepper, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is cinnamon, chocolate, smoky, lightly bitter, some fusels. Lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2048) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Nowhere near enough pepper in this. The chocolate and bourbon combo is interesting but not as tasty as I would have hoped. Certainly not bad but I like the regular Sombrero better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3379) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
pours black with a medium mocha head. aroma has dark chocolate...roasty...mild bourbon and very mild pepper. flavor has nice dark chocolate and faint cinnamon...a faint churro note...very mild bourbon and a hint of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty with bourbon, dark chocolate, and a hint of peat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Black in color with a khaki head. Nice roasty nose, chocolate, chile, and some whiskey. Some vanilla, hints of graham cracker, mild coffee, and a touch of dark fruit. Nice chocolate, whiskey, and vanilla. Some roasted malt, a hint of coffee, chile, dark fruit, and a touch of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle share at DLD. Sweet oaky bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and light chili aroma. Deep mahogany with a large tan head. Sweet vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, and spicy oak flavor. Full sticky body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7260) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a deep dark body supporting a decent enough looking tan head of foam. The aroma offers up earthy coffee, dark roasted malts, mild chocolate and some chili pepper capsaicin notes. The taste is earthy chocolate, dark roasted malts and dark roasted coffee. To midway it picks up modest barrel notes like bourbon and wafer thin ribbons of vanilla and wood. Into the finish modest notes of chili peppers and heat surface amid the other notes and bring this to closure. Kudos on the barrel contact time for me it was spot on and let the beer have some balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (752) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bomber pour, black with lacing and legs. A sweet chocolate nose followed by burbon and booze. Robust flavors start out with a balanced mix of chocolates and burbon, followed by peppers and some smokeyness in the background. A long hard solid taste of chile peppers and lots of burn in the finish. This is a really great fun beer with a great balance of flavors and finish. Strange name and label, but I would seek this out anytime.

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