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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5381) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2016
The beer pours very dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has sweet roast, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon and oak. It has a full smooth body that’s velvety and had light gentle carbonation. It starts with milk chocolate, oak, bourbon, rich roast and some berries. The finish has cocoa nibs and mild astringency. Excellent imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (6503) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, chocolate and bourbon. Malty and chocolatey flavor with cinnamon and chili pepper before a boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2016
Aroma chocolate, coffee, vanilla, woody, Appearance black, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, heavy sweetness, Palate medium body, thin feel, Overall a very smooth barrel aged beer. It is a little on the thin side for me. The heat from the chillies is slight but after I stopped drinking I would feel some heat on my tongue. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iphonephan (5682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Aroma of dusty cocoa. Favors of chocolate and chili with big bourbon notes. Very nice blending of some strong flavors. Smooth, bitter roast finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2869) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
Pours a thin black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roast, vanilla. Taste follows with peppers in the finish with a hint of bourbon and oak. Very nice but a bit thin

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5872) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle. Bottled on 03/04/16. Black bodied with a short tan head. Aroma is boozy with vanilla, molasses, caramel and some toasted coconut. Taste is peppery spices, Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, sweet malt, roasted malt, chocolate and soft toasted coconut. Body is medium-full with a strong, bubbly carbonation and warming finish. Ends with more Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, spices, pepper notes, caramel, sweet malt, molasses and light coconut.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5320) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bourbon, oak, coconut, and fudge nose. Clear brown, thick beige head, abundant glass coating. Bourbon, oak, prune, some chocolate hints. Vanilla and peppermint also present. Full body, soft carbonation, alcohol obvious. Tons of complexity, very boozy. Oddly, no chilies detected heat or otherwise. Much more of a bourbon bomb.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3119) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Pours dark unclear blackish with a darker beige head. Aroma brings some vanilla and straight bourbon smooth in the nose. Flavors bring big bourbon as well with some chocolate and light chile spice on the backend.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2919) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2016
2016 batch. From the 650 ml. bottle. Black as night pour with a lingering tan head. The aroma brings out chocolate, dark sweet malts, raisin, and black licorice with a a touch of booze from the Bourbon Barrel aging I expect. No hot spice character as I anticipated. Bold, creamy body. The taste is sweet malts, chocolate, and black licorice but the hot Mexican spice characters are subtle and downplayed. They do show up but they do not overwhelm. An excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1089) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Aromas of chocolate, cigar smoke, barrel wood, bourbon, cocoa, oak, charred dark malts, raisins, plums, cinnamon, toffee, prune juice and subtle chile heat. Pours pitch black with a very slim brown rim and moderate lacing. Taste brings smooth as silk chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, cinnamon, spices and fudge upfront. Mid palate offers toffee, oak, bourbon, vanilla, barrel wood, raisins and plums. Finishes earthy and chocolate filled with residual bourbon, cinnamon and spice. Noticeable char and burnt campfire ash present among the palate as well. Overall, a very fine treat with lots of complexity. Much chocolate, cinnamon and spice define this beer yet, vanilla is slightly subdued. A rating.


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