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RATINGS: 166   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Big chocolate nose. Taste has alot going on. Chocolate, wood, vanilla, spices. The chili peppers add a great twist but are nice and subtle. Finish is bittersweet. Really nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (606) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Poured from bottle dark chocolate with a nice one finger tan head. Aromas of chocolate coffee bourbon and roasted malt. Taste is nice full creamy with notes of caramel and a balanced bourbon finish with a nice spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Tap at hopcat, Aroma is coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is a nice blend of chocolate, peppers, vanilla, and some dark roasted malts, finishes smooth. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Draft at Hopcat GR - pours jet black with thin tan head . Chocolaty aroma with hints of cinnamon spice . Smooth cocoa and bourbon flavors with bits of warming spice on the finish . Very good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 3.25 A: Black color. One finger of frothy light brown head, which fell quickly and left no lacing. 4.5 S: Smell of this is great. Its totally bourbon forward, but its just what I was in the mood for. Big leathery start with lots of vanilla. Melon, raisin, and caramel. The base beer offers gives a nice roastiness with chocolate and molasses. The chiles are buried way down in there. 4.25 T: The taste integrates all the wonderful smells together in a very pleasing way. The bourbon is relatively less powerful which allows the base to come out stronger. Again lots of leather, vanilla, raisin, and chocolate. Layers of caramel, hints of molasses, plenty of roast. Very nice overall. 4.75 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lots of great creaminess and supremely smooth. The alcohol is so very well hidden. The only clue that its there is a pleasant mild warming. 4.5 D: Very good beer. So much better than their regular imperial stout. ★ 983 characters DavoleBomb, Apr 06, 2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (589) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle, 650ml. Opaque dark brown. Sweet roasted aroma with hints of dried fruits, bourbon, vanilla. Robust with moderate carbonation. Rich, creamy and very smooth, with a heavy roasted character and an intense alcohol and bitter spicy finish. Very smooth and that makes it very drinkable. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2466) - California, USA - APR 27, 2015
Dark black with foamy tan head... Aroma of vanilla, sticky caramel, roasted malts, peppers.... Flavor is intensely sweet and malty, lots of caramel, bourbon and tons of vanilla with peppery backbone... Chocolate sombrero was good, but this is excellent... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (5185) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle, 2013. Pours opaque black, small brown head, creamy, nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, chili pepper, cinnamon. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, quite spicy, cinnamon, chocolate, jut a bit of bourbon. Medium body, some acidity. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
e303 (283) - - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Pours deep black with a big beige head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and some smokey wood. Taste is creamy sweetness, excellent bourbon, chocolate, faint peppers. Super smooth mouthfeel. This is great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfonit (1259) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours pitch black. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla, roasty malts, but no peppers. But then again this is a bottle that has aging for over 2 years now. Nice and heavy mouth feel with a little bit of a bubblyness to is. Flavors are of roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and a little heat. VERY nicely balanced. Leaves a sweeter yet heated bourbon aftertaste. This bottle has aged beautifully.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1397) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
On tap at the Sanctuary. Dark pour. Starts out sweet, dark chocolate flavors. I dont really get the peppers. Finish is all bourbon and alcohol. A bit hot for the palate, but complex flavors.

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