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RATINGS: 104   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutDr (44) - Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Nicely balanced coffee malt caramel aroma. Unfiltered dark coffee color. Very slight head, rich cocoa color. Complex espresso, vanilla, malty caramel flavor. Topped with slight habanero in the front and then a slight kick of heat on back and sides of tongue on the finish. Medium to light on the palette. Good accompany to Zingmans mac and cheese.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3580) - 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 (877) - 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 (159) - 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 (6939) - 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 (888) - 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 (3526) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4697) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2014
12oz bottle side by side with the bourbon variation. Even more pepper tones. Monstrous cinnamon and nutmeg tones. Juicy vegetal pepper. Really tasty, juicy Imperial Stout tones. Superior to the barrel aged version if you ask me. Right on.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ralflott (8) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
Outstanding whether from bottle or on tap. Perfect balance of chocolate, cinnamon, and coffee flavors, with pepper heat in the finish and surprising body for a 6% ABV stout. My current favorite among the many fine Michigan products I’ve tried and one of my top 5 of all time. Notes: By the time I tried the first bottle and returned to my beer store for more, it had sold out. Bourbon barrel version is also excellent - preference is a matter of personal taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 oz. Bottle in a trade with fishmich. Doing a side-by-side with the Bourbon Barrel version. Aroma is mild chili pepper, cinnamon with a nice deep chocolate body. Hints of ash.

The flavor is starts with the chocolate cake upfront followed by cinnamon and a trace of vanilla. The finish comes with a nice amount of habanero pepper and cinnamon to help keep the heat at bay. Yet as I drink the heat does build up. A really nice body for a lower gravity stout, way fuller and chewy then most at a 6 percent. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
super heavy on the cinnamon, but a great representation of mexican chocolate.


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