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RATINGS: 142   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some hot pepper, light Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some Bourbon, light pepper. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle. Completely black, small brown head. Aroma of rich vanilla, espresso, dark cocoa. Taste is dark roast coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of heat, but not enough to overwhelm the beer flavors. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10978) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate with chili notes. And alcohol. Med + body. Flavor is chocolate and chili. Chili is not too strong, but nice. Goes well with Wild Boar dry saqusage.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10822) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted sweet chocolate, roasted peppers and bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark spice sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a complex solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9714) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, chilies and light bourbon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly warming finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, cinnamon, chilies, light smoke and light bourbon with a smooth lightly warming lingering chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown to black with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is bourbon, oak, prunes, dates, figs, chocolate and cookie malt. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, light hops and bitterness, oak, bourbon, and a dry/spicy finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of light bourbon, wood, some pepper, roast, and chocolate. Tastes of pepper, wood, chocolate, roast, and earthy. Peppers there in the tastes with some heat but not overpowering. Bourbon side very subtle and almost non-existent.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (8259) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to PhatDog. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of chili pepper, cinnamon, milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, spice, bourbon and roast chocolate malt. Of those flavors, the cinnamon and bourbon way overpower the others. Finishes with a bit too much barrel treatment and not enough pepper heat. Less than medium bodied. A bit boozy. Cinnamon and an unrecognizable spice kind of take over the palate and finishes with boozy cheap bourbon. Considering chili pepper imperial stouts are my favorite combination, this is a real disappointment.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8146) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is malts, some liquor, bourbon on there for sure. Taste malts, lightly some roasted malts, bourbon, some nuts, vanilla, wood. Warming alcohol, perfect slight addition of peppers just like Berghoeve Hammer Brand Chili Porter (a Dutch beer, hard to come by but highly recommend), a hint of liquorice as well, a bit sweetish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.


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