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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerathon (1171) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Yuck. It looks good and smells alright, but the taste is bad. Chocolate and chili are not a good combo in this beer. Too much lingering heat and the chocolate isnít chocolatey enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle:   Black, thin light brown head, foamy, little lacing.   Nose smells of pencil shavings and cinnamon/nutmeg.   Comes across as a pumpkin at first, but wow does the cocoa, cinnamon, and then chili come out on the tongue.   Heat builds after a while.   Still canít shake that pencil shaving aroma, plus its right at the start.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   I can only sip this one, hard to swish it about the mouth.   Spicy finish, lots of chili pepper like heat, with dabs of chocolate, cocoa, and cinnamon as well.   Interesting beer, but I could do without that much heat, and certainly the pencil shavings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2012
On tap at Capones. Way too peppery. Pours a black color with thin white head. Aroma of pepper and chocolate. Caramel and pepper taste. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Pours dark unclear brown in color with almost no head. The aroma brings some malty earthy black licorice notes, a bit sweet. The flavor has pepper hitting the back throat in such a unique,spicy manner. It has dry stout characteristics for sure, almost chalky but not quite

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Draft at Caponeís. Hazy dark brown pour with tan head. Nose was roasty dark malt, cacao, cinnamon, peppery. Tasted malty, with notes of cacao and spices. Got spicier late, and the finish was spicy from the beginning, but I love hot peppers, and thought this worked for me seemingly better than most. Iíd drink this with mexican food any day of the week.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (2379) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks Noam. Black, opaque, no head. Burnt, some pepper, smokey aroma. Bitter, hot, faint old chocolate taste. Very hot finish, sleek, no carbonation. Long finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (5827) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks Dagan. Murky brown with a tiny bit of bubbly brown foam that disappears immediately. Aroma of coffee, chili, cardamon, cinnamon and more spices. Flavor of coffee, a bit of cocoa, lots of spices and a very hot chili finish. Medium-bodied. Too hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Black in color. Head descipated rather quickly. Poor lacing. Chocolate aroma with some pepper notes. Alcohol also noticeable in the aroma. Smokey aroma. There is a definite spicyness to the taste. Not as much chocolate flavor as I was hoping. There is a long spicey finish which I love. Medium-bodied beer with average carbonation. This beer reminds me of Texas ranger. I loved it . Drink it all night long.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishin4zion (4) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2012 does not count
Looks and smells amazing. The kick from the peppers is enough to require tums. Taste is ok. The chili is just too much

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1716) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bomber. Pours opaque black with a medium collapsing beige head; after it falls it leaves nothing but a faint ring of foam. Aroma is bready, chocolatey, cinnamon--not getting any peppers. The peppers definitely come through in the taste--itís pretty spicy. Also, the cocoa and cinnamon are really prominent. It starts out sweet and spicy before turning bitter; the spiciness lingers long after the swallow, making my lips, tongue and throat tingle with heat. Mouthfeel is creamy and slightly watery and the body is medium. I dig it. Cool artwork, too.

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