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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2520) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours black with small head. Smell is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is pretty sweet, chocolatey roasty malt, bourbon, a hint of oak, and very light alcohol, but no peppers at least at first. Full, syrupy rich mouthfeel with nice soft carbonation. This is a very tasty BA Imperial stout but its all bourbon, no chile and the booze was just a hint too prominent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JEprado1 (9) - - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
Profundo color obscuro con cabeza avellana, notas profundas a chocolate, cafe, vainilla con un toque a Chile sutil, en boca grandes notas de bourbon con chocolate y cafe, alcohol presente, pero con balance, cuerpo robusto... Deliciosa

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2368) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a ruby highlighted, black/brown color, with deep, brownish tan head foam, and when the spotty lacing subsided, still a leggy coating on the glass. The nose was roasted, sweet, cocoa, lurking alcohol, and some subtle spice that seemed to be the extent of the ancho & chipotle influence throughout. Full bodied, with low carbonation, syrupy texture that wasn’t overly sweet, and a bourbony finish. Nice dessert brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (655) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
BottleZ. Pours black with white head. Aroma is spice, cinnamon, dont get barrel or vanilla. Taste is surprisngly light, peppery. Again no barrel or vanilla. Decent beer, just missing some of the aspects.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1861) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. Nose is slightly spicey with lots of chocolate. Pours a dark black with minimal head. Pepper is slightly muted but the most prominent of the spices. Cinnamon is there but slightly muted as well. Not much barrel character. Pretty good but just kinda lacking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (769) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle share thanks to beechner224. Big chocolately malt aroma, some light sweet lactose like character, peppers come through as it sits. Demise sweet, chocolate malt, grainy, light peppery notes, fairly smooth and not overpowering pepper. Lots of boost and barrel character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1929) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a medium sized foamy head that fades to a nice ring. Aromas are bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, cocoa, and light smokey peppers. Tastes a little too bourbon forward but there’s some nice vanilla and cocoa. Smokey peppers and pepper heat only show in the finish and it’s pretty light. Nice brown sugar sweetness throughout. Medium to thick body. Very creamy mouthfeel. Good BA stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (566) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2014
A wee desert beer this one. Big sweetness over all followed by a dominant aroma and flavour from the barrell which works really well with just the hint of cinimon coming through. Missed the chilli and peppers though.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - MAY 29, 2014
This beer pours dark with a small dark head that doesn’t linger much. It smells of vanilla, chocolate and oak. Taste is very sweet up front a lot of barrel on this one followed by chocolate and vanilla with a very slight hint of peppers at the end. More a bit of heat you get when the sip is done

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
This one poured an almost black color with a beige head. Aroma was of lots of bourbon and chocolate, not really and chile at all. Falvor was similar, nice BA stout, big broubona nd chocolate, but disappointing heat.


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