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RATINGS: 89   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 (7164) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Derek881 (1231) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass. The beer had wet dark brown-black appearance with a deep ruby hue and a good-sized creamy dark tan head with average retention and cling, but good lacing. Its aroma featured a mix of malty flavors, including chocolate, cocoa, caramel, and bits of pepper and cinnamon. The taste had a smooth wet chocolate flavor with a bit of caramel, that quickly gave way to spice and cinnamon. It was a fairly wet and watery beer with lower carbonation and a lighter mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (335) - - APR 20, 2016
22oz bomber. Aroma is very off putting, strong metallic notes slight cocoa. Flavors of cocoa, faint coffee, chilli finish. The chillis finish warm on the tip of the tongue. Smooth mouthfeel somewhat watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2307) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2016
650 bottle. Bottle was a gusher. Black with a medium tan head that had somewhat poor retention and soon faded to a fine ring. The aroma was quite pungent with chili peppers and cocoa. Taste mirrored with aroma with chili peppers in the forefront backed by cocoa and dark chocolate. The whole concoction has an underlying lactate sweetness that seems to work rather well here. The palate was medium and appropriate. Finished long with lingering sugars and chili peppers. Overall: Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (637) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle pour. Black with an average mocha head and ok lacing. Aroma is cocoa, chilies, and cinnamon. Taste is cocoa, cream, cinnamon, and more chilies. Average mouthfeel with a dry finish and lingering chili heat. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (8262) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, chocolate, peppers. Medium mouth, strong spice and heat, dark chocolate, wood, bitter finish, good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1025) - 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 (941) - 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 (919) - - 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 (5612) - 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 (3944) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2015
A pretty decent dessert stout. Chocolate more than pepper, but neither are as pronounced as I expected.


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