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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

StoutDr's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutDr (46) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SiviS (35) - - OCT 3, 2015
Dark in color with a brown head. Smells of chocolate with a coffee taste that then hits you with he burn of the peppers. You do get a little bit of a cinnamon after taste at the end.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ebone1988 (523) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2015 Aroma is light, cinnamon, pepper, mocha. Appearance is dark brown, with a very quickly disappearing light brown head. Taste is bland to start, then fades into chili peppers and cinnamon, finishing with heavy peppers, mocha, and nutmeg. Mouthfeel is incredibly light, hot, and way too carbonated. Overall, I don’t believe this is the right way to do this style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
[7316-20150703] Tap. Strong chocolatey Tootsie Roll aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Rich chocolate grains flavour has a sweet finish. Full body. Quite tasty. (9/4/8/4/16) 4.1
(@ Slows Bar BQ, Detroit, MI)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1310) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated June 10th, 2015. Aroma is full of chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg and peppers with a lot of dark chocolate and cinnamon. Some light roast and hints of alcohol. Pepper note is slightly green. Some light raisin and prune notes as well. Pours dark brown to black with a small, moderately thick, mocha head that recedes quickly to the edges and disappears. Flavor is moderately sweet with quite a bit of chocolate upfront. As the chocolate recedes caramel and some light roast notes become noticeable. A wave of cinnamon follows with some pepper notes and spice. Nutmeg and coffee are very light. Medium bitterness and a touch of alcohol spice. Some lingering spice from the peppers. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer, but for my personal tastes the coffee is too faint and the spices too strong. I do like that it’s not overly alcoholic. Also, the lingering pepper spice is well proportioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1327) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Lots of spices and chili. The chili burns, but balances well with the spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
2015-07-03. Black body with a modest brown head. 4+ Aroma is chocolatey, notes of Tootsie Roll, Mexican chocolate and a whisper of pepper. Flavour is similar, Hershey’s and tootsie roll chocolate notes, Mexican chocolate, light spice in the finish. Average plus to medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent. On tap at Slows BBQ, Detroit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (719) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Tap at brewery. Dark black. Lingering bit of head. Very coffee nose. Spicy touch at front of sip flows into peanut buttery body of mild spices, nuttiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIapples (15) - - JUN 19, 2015
Forward chocolate and coffee mixed together. The pepper heat starts to come in on the tongue about halfway through the glass, non-offensive tingle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at their brewing facility while their downtown pub was being refurbished. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is chocolate, cinnamon, slight coffee. Flavor is strongly chocolate and cinnamon, and slight habanero flavors. Some heat comes at the finish, but not much. This was in June of 2015. I’ve heard that other iterations of this had more heat. I hate beers with cinnamon and so my rating is somewhat low.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (409) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2015
12 oz bottle my sister-in-law picked up for me while in Michigan. Pours black with a chocolate colored head and lacing that pretty much covers the entire glass. Aroma of peppermint, chocolate, spicy peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg, and coffee. Taste is rich Dutch chocolate, mint, and a whole lot of spiciness! Big burning peppery taste from the habaneros, cinnamon, and nutmeg with coffee rounding it out. Very nice, very pronounced, hot habanero burn on the lips, tongue and throat. Taste is an excellent balance of sweetness and spiciness! Great finish of Dutch chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon, and of course habanero. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation. Odd Side Ales are killing it! Just an absolutely amazing brewery! I hope they have a long term plan because there is no reason they couldn’t be as successful as Stone, Founder’s, or Bell’s.

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