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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (220) - 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 (1844) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1134) - 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 itís velvetty chocolate & smooth. The fInish is hot & peppery. Crazyness. Not sure if I could get a whole one down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4520) - 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. Itíís not the heat of the peppers that detract from the score, but the lack of head and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
On tap at Caponeís. 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.

   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 iíve 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.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1642) - 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 isnít for everyone, but I really dug it, without that, personally I would be looking at a much lower score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10546) - 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.

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