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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1436) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark black pour with a nice java head. Nose is chocolate and spice, predominately southwestern. Taste is chocolate and spicey, peppery with strong chili. Finish is peppery as well with moderate lingering. Descent ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1391) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours a muddy brown with a dissipating head and aroma of chocolate and spices. Taste is similar, chocolate and roasted malt up front leading to a spicy, peppery, long finish. Solid spice brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at Aaron’s. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown, almost black with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Huge potpourri, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, light roast and cocoa in the aroma. Taste is roasty, cocoa, huge cinnamon, overwhelmingly spicy, pepper, and lightly smoky with a big spicy burning finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Way too hot for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of my secret santa. Thanks bro! Pours a dark brown appearance with a thin bubbly brown head that doesn’t have much retention. Cinnamon, chili pepper, dark chocolate, cocoa, light veggie aroma. Fairly big and spicy, dark chocolate, hot hot heat, chili pepper, veggie flavor. Too much veggie. Hot hot heat, my brothers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle split with DW the wingman at Elysian Seattle, 27/05/13. Murky light black with a thin tan head which clears to the edge, floaties are evident, not a looker ! Nose is chilli, dark chocolate, spice, dark malts, brown sugars. Taste comprises dark chocolate which quickly turns to a habanero burn, green peppers, liqourice, molasses. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, big chilli bite in the finish. Decent chilli beer, not a looker at all, but one of the tastier ones I’ve encountered. Not OTT in the heat stakes but there is a good chilli kick which tempers well with bitter dark chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerdedone (2618) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a short brown head. Aroma of green & spicy peppers, chocolate and a hint of cinnamon. Flavor was intense with hot & spicy chilli peppers, chocolate and a touch of cinnamon with a very hot chilli finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Spicy malty flavor with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2013
1 Pint, 6 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a very dark brown with some reddish highlights a bit of tan head that went away quickly. Aroma of Chocolate, Chili and some roast malts. Taste, well spicy chili comes out strong from the very beginning, also some roasted malts and chocolate are noticeable. Very complex and worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
zoucrew102 (523) - - FEB 3, 2013
Aroma is chocolate with chilies. Pours a light golden color. Taste is some chocolate with chilies and a very spicy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4888) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bomber. Nose of heavy dark chocolate with earth and just a touch of chili-caused nose hair singing. Dark brown-black pour with a scant brown head. Taste is heavily tilted to the pepper side, black pepper too but earthy, fiery chilli peppers in spades; the scratchy heat is immediate and intense (cheers to the brewers for getting this kind of quality burn out, and to the planners for having the stones to attempt it) and reminds me a little of re-fried beans. Just an awesome, complex roasted pepper taste, and one that lasts long after swallow. Unfortunately, the peppers dominate everything else to the point of a near shutout, minimal chocolate up front and that’s it. Light-medium body underneath all the flames. On quality of flavor this is probably 4+, maybe even 4.5+, but there’s no balance and not much "beer" as traditionally considered, and while I can get behind gulping 8-10 ounces, this kind of intensity has a definite limit (a bomber is going to be too much for all but the most calloused drinkers). So: world-class production for a tiny niche market.

Utterly ideal in any chili [the food] recipe that calls for a beer addition, and probably any that doesn’t.

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