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RATINGS: 96   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1743) - 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--it’s 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1047) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Wow. Strange, weird, unique! Pours black with no carbonation whatsoever. Aroma is chocolately & slightly peppery. The taste is a tail of 2 worlds. Up front it’s velvetty chocolate & smooth. The fInish is hot & peppery. Crazyness. Not sure if I could get a whole one down.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4303) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a small white head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild roasted grains and chocolate with a definite presence of the peppers. Taste is light roast bitterness and chocolate malt sweetness up front with a strong presence of the heat from the peppers in the finish. Medium bodied with very little carbonation. It’’s not the heat of the peppers that detract from the score, but the lack of head and carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Brown pour with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, chocolate and peppers. Not overly burning finish, but a burning pepper finish none the less that drowned out any other tastes.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2012
draft. this beer almost ended my world prematurely. worst beer i’ve ever had. feel terrible saying that because elysian is a favorite of mine. looks and smell like a typical stout and then BAM!.....pure chocolate fire going down.yuk.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Half-pint @ Chuck’s. Glad I’m not drinking a whole pint cause this is SPICY! Goes well with my sriracha laden sausage. This is crazy spicy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1555) - Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to black with a tan head that goes snap crackle pop until it looks pratically flat, I hate that. The aroma is strong in cinnamon, chipotle peppers, cocoa. The taste is a blend of cinnamon and chipotle peppers, wow, this has some serious heat. Chocolate comes through too, especially in the aftertaste, and lots more heat. Body is medium, carbonation is medium. Overall I liked this beer, one ugly beer, if they fixed that, this would score much higher I think. The heat isn’t for everyone, but I really dug it, without that, personally I would be looking at a much lower score.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10070) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bomber poured clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan bubbles. Aromas of dark chocolate, chipotles and cinnamon. Palate was medium bodied asnd smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, chipotles, cinnamon and earthiness with a smooth warming lingering cinnamon chocolate finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a red tint a slim brown head which dissipates quickly. The aroma is strong chocolate upfront with a chili spice in the background. Flavour is very strong spicy pepper with a medium heat a hints of chocolate in the background but the pepper spice is a little to intense

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9364) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Draft… This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. The nose is a decadent mélange of milk chocolate, fudge, and deeply roasted malts. Medium-bodied with zippy carbonation. The flavor provides fudge and dark chocolate trailed by chili pepper warmth. Raspy, assertive chili pepper finish. World class effort!


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