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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle from 16th Street Liquor, West Vancouver
This is probably one of the worst labels I’ve seen.
Black color, with small to no head. Aroma of dark malts, roasted pepper, raw chicken meat, medium percentage chocolate, light chili pepper. Lean mouthfeel, semi-dry; the chocolate flavor is quite nice, but the chili kick is probably a bit too much to really appreciate the beer, it’s not exactly elegant; ordinary bitterness.
Not convincing.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Draft. Very dark maroon, almost flat. Aroma of jalapenos and dark milk chocolate. Taste is very peppery chocolate and coffee. Great aroma, and the peppers don’t overwhelm the taste, but take your antacids first anyway.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bomber from Malt and Vine. Pours black with a creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma is chili and chocolate. Med body. Flavor is very chili, somewhat chocolate, with a smooth burnt malt backbone. Sort of a chili porter. Doesn’t seem to be much bitter, but the chili substitutes well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10800) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9946) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours particulate black with no head; particles are reminiscent of powdered chilis. Aroma is heavy peppers, lightly smoked notes, chocolate, raisins and prune notes fight through the peppers. Flavor is heavy peppers and spice, chocolate, light smoke, dark fruity esters, and a sweet finish with plenty of heat around. Medium body and light carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9247) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9214) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9147) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
GABF. Dark brown pour. Light brown head. Aroma is all chili up front, some green pepper then you get a hint of the roast, chocolate and dark fruit. Flavor is spicy, quite hot. Behind the heat are some fruity and roasty notes with hints of dark chocolate. A lot going on. You don’t want this if you don’t like heat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9084) - 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.


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