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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Ale brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, and cinnamon sticks.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Nice brown pour. Great golden brown head. Nice taste and aroma. It is a little too roasted for my taste


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalsk (1064) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle pour at a Damico tasting. Pours a dark black color with caramel colored head. Aroma is intoxicating. Tons of cinnamon, roast, vanilla, chocolate and pepper. Sweet chocolate taste with plenty of cinnamon and a perfect pepper layer. A really good brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Paradiso Dupont courtesy of Josh and Preston, thank you gentlemen! Black color, deep brown head. Aroma of burnt licorice, scorched brownies. Taste is rich, deep bitter cocoa, anise. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2052) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Aroma: Cocoa, Mild Cinnamon, Mild Pepper Heat Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Mild Peppers Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3481) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong chili and cinnamon with light green pepper. Thick mouthfeel with strong pepper, dark chocolate, cinnamon, spice, booze, lingering light dryness. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (567) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with creamy brown head that lingered. Aroma is huge chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, peppers, coffee, slight soy. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a slightly astringent following and a nice ethanol finish. Overall this is an amazing chocolate stout!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (1969) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, light muscovado. Taste is rich chocolate sweet, slight peppery bite towards the finish, slightly roasty malty bitter. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (940) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle in a trade thanks a lot to D4radio!! 2013 shared with a good friend. Poured pitch Black with a Nice mocha head. Incredible aroma! Lots of cinamon, roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, hints of peppers, incredible thick and shewy mouthfeel! Some more peppers when it warms up! Would love to try the BA version!! Hard to say but i think hunahpu is a bit better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1722) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle: Beyond black, topped with a latte-like mocha colored crema. Aroma is loaded with cinnamon, probably the most notable adjunct here. More of a smooth, sweet cinnamon, though, rather than too spicy or harsh. Light chilies, sweet cocoa malt, graham cracker, brown sugar, dark chocolate... Lots going on here. Big cinnamon potpourri finish. Taste begins with wonderfully sweet chocolate with infused cinnamon, graham cracker, & a balancing dry roast from the malt. Sweet cinnamon stick, liquid vanilla, & brown sugar finish with just a light touch of the chilies. The chilies are more about the flavor, as there’s literally no heat presence on my palate. Eloquently done, this is a great spiced stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle... Pours death-black with little to no head. The nose is a luxuriant (and inexplicable) marriage of dark chocolate and deeply-roasted peanuts. Full-bodied and ultra-creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is a tangle of peanuts, charcoal, tobacco, burnt malts and dark-chocolaty malts. Peanuts and carbon in the finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma has big cinnamon, chocolate, peppers are there. The taste has cinnamon, peppers, hot, chocolate, raisins


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