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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A dry black ale with dark roasted malt flavors blended with bittersweet chocolate, red Mexican chili peppers, and ground cinnamon for an exotic punch on the palate. Inspired by a 500 year old Aztec recipe for Mexican hot chocolate.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6569) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12/6/14. Shared by rdixon77 at a VSU tailgate! Nice! Black pour with a nice tan head, good lacing. Nice aroma, lots of chocolate, a great mix of cinnamon and peppers. Great flavor, chocolate, pepper spiciness, cinnamon, vanilla. Tasty stuff!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocJitsu (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a mochaccino colored head. Nice looking beer. Chocolate cake and coffee on the nose. Limp, yet coating mouth feel. A fruity, malty, oatmeal, and mediciny flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (534) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
When Copper Kettle first opened, I had this on tap and it was one of the most mind blowing beers I had every had. Admittedly, it is still quite good, but not nearly what it used to be. It is still rich in spicy pepper flavor and strong cinnamon, though lacks the chocolate flavor that it used to have.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockey9930 (137) - - JAN 9, 2015
Poured thick and syrupy. Completely opaque black with dark lingering head. Cocoa and cinnamon aroma. Taste is much spicier than I expected. Flavor is sweet cocoa and cinnamon but with overpowering cayenne and white pepper. Really interesting but not something I would want to drink often.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from trade. Poured black with beige head. Aroma sweet choc soapy cayenne pepper. Light carb med thick bod. Taste is pretty spicy choc.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3481) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Wow! Interesting and tasty beer. Nose is incredibly inviting, with wholesome hints of chocolate and spices. Texture is very smooth, full and soft on the tongue, with just a mild carb level. Chilies quickly heat up the back of the throat, and the alcohol intensifies the burn a bit. Chocolate-milk-like sweetness attempts to tame things, but the burn wins in the end. Fantastic chocolate flavors from start to finish, and the cinnamon in the background is perfect. But the heat becomes a bit much, IMO, and it kind of distracts from all the other wonderful things going on. Regardless, itís a tasty beer.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mantismb (5) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
Aroma is of cinnamon and a bit of chocolate sweetness. Pours black with a tan head. Taste is of chocolate and peppers with a lot of heat. Itís one of the hotter beers I have tasted. The heat is almost too much. I certainly donít want to take a drink for more than a minute after the first. Iím rather disappointed in the heat overwhelming the chocolate notes and the cinnamon spice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Cinnamon up front on the nose, but not overdone (provided you like cinnamon). Chillies not strong in the nose or palate, but you feel a pleasant tingle and low burn in the throat. Malty and chocolately, quite well balanced and pu together. Dug this quite a bit

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (843) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Poured on tap at the brewery. I should say Iíve had many versions, including the original with Thai peppers added. From the 2nd batch on it has only been Mexican peppers. Always a winner...a growler refill costs $25 but hey, at least they will sell it and itís worthy, especially for a party or food pairing! Pours black with small dark head. Big aroma of dark malts, dark chocolate, bitter chocolate. Modest carbonation with big mouthfeel. Flavors of red pepper, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts...wonderfully balanced and intriguing...large tantalizing effect in the mouth...big malts, significant but hidden hops...flavorful and satisfying if not inviting. Could be dangerous in a can!! The best version I had was aged in a Tequila barrel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1390) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium fizzy creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet roast chocolate with chilis and lots of cinnamon spice.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with a little roast, lots of cinnamon and quite a bit of heat from the chili peppers. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, an interesting beer. Lots of cinnamon and chili heat - almost over the top, but I like it. Seemed a bit milder and better balanced on tap.


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