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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Inspired by Mexican hot chocolate, this smooth stout will keep you coming back for more! It is carefully blended with Dutch chocolate coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, and habaneros which will leave you with the perfect balance of chocolate and heat.


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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesthebrit (298) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Amazing vanilla and cinammon notes. Smells like a fresh baked cookie. Head is light but color is nice dark black. Taste is like the smell. Great creaminess. Nice vanilla and cinnamon and nutmeg. Light on the palate. Easy finish. A great beer especially for a spice beer. Also a pepper spice in the finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gilvanblight (809) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
A rather good stout nice and thick some chocolate and malts. Then the fire hits. The jalopeno comes out of no where.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (510) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Shared bottle, pint glass. It was as described: chocolate and spices with the chili following the chocolate on the palate. I thought it was good, but it is more of a novelty rather than something I would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle... Tar-black pour with a small, creamy, khaki head. Tons of vanilla, cinnamon, caramel and singed marshmallows in the bouquet. Medium to full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is thin and roasty. Some chili warmth and it’s balanced nicely, but there’s also a touch of cardboard in the flavor. Acrid, watery, minerally finish. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle given to me by a friend who just moved to GR. Black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma consists of chocolate, cinnamon, a minty note (from the nutmeg, maybe?), vanilla and chili pepper. Chocolate and cinnamon flavor right up front, giving way to roast and that same minty note before a peppery, warm finish. I ended up liking the impy BA version better, but I have to wonder what I’d choose if this was was a little bigger and fuller too.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
(draft @ Odd Side Ales - Grand Haven, MI) Dark brown pour with a thin head. Spices and lots of chocolate in the aroma. Chocolate and roasted malts at the start with a very big and spicy chili note coming up at the end. Lingering burn and really tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (879) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Pours a jet black with a sliver of head. Nose a taste are of cinnamon sticks sip slowly. A bit of coffee and a bit of vanilla on the nose very subtle way on the taste the cinnamon and nutmeg definitely steal the show. A nice time to time treat but not a regular sipper for me to much spice. Could use some cellar time I think.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (162) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle trade from Mike...Thanks. pours dark brown with minimal head. Smells of nutmeg and coffee. Taste similar with slight heat. Nice dry finish...good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle from Tom - thanks! Super dark pour. Spice and coffee. Well balanced pepper heat. Really well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (908) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown with small creamy tan head, caramel-chocolate aroma, medium carbonation, milk chocolate taste with alcohol undertones, long finish with alcohol aftertaste. Drinking it feels like having a chocolate drink with rum inside!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Draft at hopcat. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Lovely cocoa notes on the nose. Nice lactose sweetness pairs nicely with all the chocolate. As I continue to drink I notice more of the chile notes which makes this beer even more interesting. Finishes clean. Very nice beer!


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