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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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12 Beers of the Apocalypse #4. Peste Chocolate Chili Ale will plague you with the rich flavors of cocoa, chilies, and cinnamon in a beer of 7.5% ABV. A blend of Peruvian cocoa, Ceylon cinnamon, and chipotle, guajillo, pasilla, and cayenne peppers make this beer a unique distraction from the approaching end of the world as we know it. Brewed with Pale, Munich, C-77 Crystal, and Chocolate malts with roasted flaked barley, and nominally bittered with Magnum, this is the fourth of our 12 Beers of the Apocolypse heralding the winding down of the Mayan calendar.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Deep brown murky body with a shallow, dense tan head. Pepper notes very evident on the nose as were some grass and herb. First sip shocks you with a hearty pepper spice kick. Smooth full bodied presence with moderate chocolate malt qualities, some earthy notes, and a touch unsweetened milk. The pepper is obviously the star of the show and it is done extremely well. Biting without being aggressive but present throughout the drink in vast quantities. I expected a Mole inspired beer when I read the description and that is pretty much what was delivered.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 10, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours sludgy dark brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, spicy chili peppers and some light chocolate. Flavor is astringent spice up front with some bitter chocolate and roasty malt followed by a lingering chili heat. Medium body with mild carbonation. Interesting beer, lots of chili spice which I don’t mind, but overall a bit harsh and astringent. Definitely let this one warm up, it opens up and rounds out the flavors. Damn ugly label.

3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (959) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2012 Dark caramel brown pour. Flavor is sharp chile heat, dark chocolate, and coffee. Very fizzy. Lingering heat on the tongue from the chiles, but in a good way. Another interesting offering from the 12 beers of the Apocolypse series. Definitely worth a try when you see one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1922) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2012
A rich cold brewed coffee with one of the most complex chili characters I have ever experienced. Layers of red flesh, smokiness and heat come together wonderfully. Muddy brown.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
Draft at special brews. Pours a near black with a light creamy tan head. Strange mix of sweet earthy green chile flesh and dark chocolate on the nose. Creamy medium body with livelyish carb. Sweet milk chocolate and pepper heat on the mid palate with a surprisingly sharp pepper finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cranky2 (2) - - APR 27, 2012 does not count
Spicy.. It is supposed to taste like coco before it was sweetened. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2012
Dark brown in color, hazy with a tan head. Big chocolate and spice aroma. Lots of Dark roast malt and good amount of spice in the brew. Very tasty and some heat comes off this. Not bad glad I am now saved from the bugs at the end of the world.

2.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2012
Pepper and chocolate in the nose - fantastic! Aftertaste - hot and awesome. Had it on tap at elysian triangle pub and It tasted like band-aid/medicine. Was it a combination of chili, chocolate, roasted malt and reisiny hops or a sanitizer is a question. It sure wasn’t good. I suggest you ask for a taster before ordering a pint.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kellerstein (9) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2012 does not count
Peppery aroma. Light ring of foam above cola black color. Spicy chocolate taste with persistant chipople and black pepper afterburn. One of the best pepper beers I have had. Brings sweat to the forehead and numbs the lip. Enjoyed from the tap at Ground Zero (Tangle Town) release party.


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