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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Brought a growler of this to a party and ended up drinking almost the entire thing myself. This beer is delicious. Decadent chocolate, deep roasty flavors, and a powerful, perfectly integrated chili pepper heat that really spices things up. Excellent execution and easily the best chili beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Pours black, no foam. Smell is chocolate with a little pepper. Taste is sweet up front with a spicy chili finish, very addictive. Heat is lingering a little too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Blind Tiger, NY tap ($7.50): Pours a brown with very little head. Aroma is chocolate and malts, with a hint of pepper. The pepper comes out a lot strong in the actual taste. This is more intense than most other chili beers that I have had. It is in a good way too. The chocolate and the pepper meld well together and are complemented by the other spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2154) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Tap at the Stagshead for night 2 of the apocalypse. Pours dark brown with thin head and nose of chocolate and chilli powder. tastes of dark chocolate, earth, vanilla, cinnamon, malt, and woody. Plenty of chili and actually burns quite a bit. any hotter and it’d be unpleasant but works

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Poured a dark brown color with an average fizzy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted peppers and cinnamon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted hot peppers spice flavor with a medium hot spice finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft. Aroma is big cinnimon, vanilla, mild peppers. Taste starts off with peppers right off front, then cinnimon then cocoa beans. Peppers linger in my mouth. Worth trying but only once

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2436) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle pours a dark brown/black and what modest head could be coaxed by a violent pour, dissipated in a few seconds. Nary a bubble on top now. Pronounced peperry aroma. Very strong pepper flavor. Too much I think. Interesting experiment. Glad I tried it....not sure I can finish it. Thin bodied and lingering sting in the back of the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
From tap -pours flat black, visible head dissipates quickly. Aroma is chili and chocolate. First sip is hot spicy chili with chocolate. Spicy chili aftertaste that burns slowly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours clear dark brown in color with a small fine beige head. The aroma has a mix of fruity, green and hot peppers, light cocoa and roast. The flavor definitely has a nice amount of pepper heat, but not enough to cover the other flavors. Roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of cinnamon toward the back. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2012
A vigorous pour produces a thick inky black liquid with a smallish tan head that dissipates almost instantly. The aroma hold hints of chocolate with an earthy edge. There’s a sinister herbal peppery spice aroma that lingers just beyond the point of perception. The flavor is coffee and chocolate up front with an inky stale coffee consistency. Green pepper skin flavor mixes with solid shot of capsaicin heat warms the palette long after every sip. A personal preference, but I think the cinnamon flavor adds an herbal component to the overall flavor that for me detracts from enjoying the pure pepperness. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost watery mouthfeel. This beer has got lots of layers which keeps it interesting, but for me the cinnamon confuses my taste buds.

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