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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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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2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7029) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, fully diminishing. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of berries (blueberry/raspberry), vanilla, fusel alcohol (acetone), chiles / vegetable matter. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery/oily texture, soft/flat carbonation, moderately alcoholic, heavily burning. Sheesh, what a mixed bag of aromas...nail polish remover and berries and chocolate and chilies...I like some aspects, but others are clearly unpleasant. There’s no such dilemma in the mouth, though, where it’s limp and watery and dirty and overly sweet and extremely burning from the chilies...an effectively undrinkable novelty beer. A bad first impression from this brewery, but I will overlook this for now since a recipe like this would be hard to like from anyone.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (974) - Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Pours opaque black with an ecru head with decent lacing. Aroma of peppers, chocolate and whiskey. The taste was somewhat vegetal with subtle hints of chocolate, oak and bourbon. Medium/full bodied with light/medium carbonation. Decent Mexican stout but nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (884) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Tap at Brewery. Deep red brown with minimal head. Graham cracker, chipotle, chocolate milk and a little vegetal. Nice spicy burn with a slight vegetal/chalky aftertaste. Medium body with the peppery burn feel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (866) - - NOV 1, 2015
2015 bottle. 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5367) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2015
22oz bomber. Spiciest so far in our chili stout throwdown. Quite nice. Huge Mexican cake aroma. Quite intense, bold. Really has some finishing heat. Excellent, pepper forward. No joke, a good one to split.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2015
A pretty decent dessert stout. Chocolate more than pepper, but neither are as pronounced as I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Thanks wchesser! Black pour. Smell is big cocoa sweetness with cinnamon and that peppery vegetalness. Taste is quite spicy, medium sweet,cocoa, vanilla, green pepper. Palate is a tad thin. Overall the spice is a bit too overpowering. Still a very fun try.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superdaveo (31) - Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Initially thought this beer was dominated by pepper but pairing it with some siracha pulled pork numbed my palate to the spicyness and allowed the chocolate and cinnamon to cone through better. Much better with food than as a sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate, cinnamon, and ppepers. Flavor similar, but very subdued, almost like a session Mexican stout. Not bad bit wish it was bolder.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 31, 2015
On tap@ Copper Kettle. Black with tan foam. Chili pepper, cinnamon, dark chocolate aromas. Medium body. Dark chocolate, cinnamon flavors with a lingering chili pepper burn to finish----good

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
Smell is cinnamon and malt. Taste is chili pepper taste and heat immediately followed by malt. The heat is just too much. Medium body, medium carbonation, and mild foam.


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