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RATINGS: 158   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kimjongill (207) - - FEB 15, 2013
From bottle. Deep brown/black pour with tan head. Great aroma of chocolate/spice/bourbon. The taste is similar but doesnít match, due to an overabundance of smoke and spice.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1295) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
On tap at the Sanctuary. Dark pour. Starts out sweet, dark chocolate flavors. I donít really get the peppers. Finish is all bourbon and alcohol. A bit hot for the palate, but complex flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danfontaine (1) - - JAN 19, 2015 does not count
On growler from My Friends Growler Shop. This could explain the lower rating in appearance due to low carbonation/head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1002) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Another shared by Adrien, big thanks! 2013 bottle. Pours deep brown, no head. Aroma is dark chocolate, peppers and bourbon heat. Flavor follows. Dark chocolate, mild chipotle, bourbon. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3773) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bomber 2013 vintage. Aroma is real mild pepper at this point, barrel has mellowed but still shows. Good level of chocolate as well. They flavor is light on the spice (chipotle is mild) and shows me bakers chocolate and mild bourbon in the backend. Carbonation is mildly creamy and soft. The pepper has a very weak hint of heat. Very nice but maybe should have been opened about 6 months ago, that being said, still really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3077) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pitch black tiny dark brown head that faded fast. Smells spicy as all giddyup.Lots of sweet chocolate, faint raisin and port wine with a heavy rye whiskey. This is a little thinner than expected. tons of spice but the pepper doesnít linger. This is chocolate for miles. just sweet, nutty like peanut, walnut and cocoa. Whiskey finish, lends a sweet dried fruit and cashew with simple syrup and rye. So glad this isnít really spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onanalancaster (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Nosewasroastychocandblackpatentmalts,oakywhiskey,a

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
A tasty, full-bodied chocolate stout from the creative minds of Clown Shoes Brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
0.65l bottle from what has to be my secret santa. Just canít pinpoint whom it was... Anyhow, thanks! Looks really nice in the glass this with a thick and really oily black pour. It actually can bear some resemblance of pouring oil in a glass, and itís leaving a nice big kinda brown looking head thatís leaving lacings. Smells absolutely amazing this! You immediately get the chili fruitiness here. Itís sweet, thereís vanilla and sweet dark chocolate blessed with something that reminds me more of whisky than bourbon. A lovely lovely nose indeed. Yup, itís as thick, chewy and viscous in the mouth as it was on the pour. A lovely mouthfeel with a nice prickling small bubbled carbonation level. The spicy chili is slowly warming the throat while chocolate, roasted makes, whisky and a slight alco warmth just tickles on my taste buds. Itís not to hot on the spices, but itís really fruity and slightly smoky-warming. I get lots of marzipan towards the end and some wood is also present. This is a flavor bomb. Huge thanks for the bottle! 26.06.2014

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1944) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 - bottle from AV3. Dark brown pour with nice head that lasted for a bit. Aroma was bourbon, chocolate, spice and peppers. Taste was a nice balance of the heat, chocolate, sweetness and spice, though the bourbon is the most dominate flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (526) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Quite good! Rich with strong chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla flavors. Not a lot of chili flavors, but some cinnamon.


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