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RATINGS: 165   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3320) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours dark brown color with light brown head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate with some bourbon and alcohol. Dark roasted malt flavor with bourbon and wood. Some chocolate and slightly boozy. Just a hint of heat from the peppers. Full body with minimal carbonation and a slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5070) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color, with a small tan head. Chocolate, booze, meaty chili peppers, vanilla, light chipotle, bourbon, and some dark fruit. Not very well executed unfortunately, but still decently good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bomber. This is awesome. Thick dark brown pour with good density. Chilies, chocolate milk, and a little bourbon. So good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a very small tan head on it. Nose is somewhat bourbon forward with the roasting coming in underneath. Taste is just a tad roasty with a hint of spice in there and the bourbon coming through later. Quite interesting...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with whispy, tan head (carrel aged) / Delicate nose of chocolate, coffee, bourbon barrel, cream, chile pepper / Light to medium body, acidic, some sweetness but nicely balanced, dry, light hot pepper finish / Cooked flavors of semisweet chocolate, stale coffee, bourbon barrel, cream, chile pepper, cinnamon / I want to like this more than I did, especially the elegant, light (non-imperial) body, but the flavors have that cooked dullness that ultimately makes it ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
A touch on the boozy side, though the flavors underneath are pretty solid. Your typical beer attempting to be BA Hunahpu and falling quite short; good enough to drink, but off enough to remind you that nobody does it quite like Wayne.

   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 (3153) - 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 (1388) - 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.

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