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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle shared by adnielsen. Pours black with minimal head. Aroma is some.cinnamon, peppers and. roasted malts. Flavor was fantastic. Excellent spice from the peppers blends perfectly with the cinnamon and chocolate. Really a nice beer.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (789) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2015
750 ml Bottle. Pours black with a thick layer of light brown foam. Notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate, chili powder and vanilla in the aroma. Flavor is Mexican chocolate, roasted malt and cinnamon upfront with a bit of dried green chili, vanilla bean and coffee toward the end. The body is sufficiently thick and creamy with soft carbonation and more chocolate and spice in the finish. Mexican Imperial Stout sounds about right. Salud!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1474) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
This is an exceptional stout. Slightly cinnamon and spicy flavored. Super crushable. Pots black with a reddish head. Had at Kasers beer extravaganza ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
boozedude (2092) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber in chicago with sara brian and lamont. ..Holy smokes..this is a creamy gem.....

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Draft at Kiabacca with Linh. Pours a deep nearly black brown body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is cinnamon, rich luscious chocolate, brownie and Christmas cookie. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of pepper, cinnamon and chocolate upfront; followed by graham cracker, cocoa nibs, vanilla and light oak. Absolutely no alcohol character which is impressive considering the 10% abv. Great stout.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2027) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottled 11/2014 big thanks to my wife for this Christmas present. Pour has a super dark brown bordering on black with a thin coating of dark brown head. Aroma has mild peppers, cinnamon, big malts, some booze, and a coffee chocolate combination thing. Mouth feel is so hefty with heavy oily coating and low side carbonation. Flavor is incredibly rich, big malted core, roast, some bitterness, boozy, chocolate, cinnamon, mild peppers, coffee grinds, and a lingering oily finish. There is some sweetness that balances the big malted bitter side. Spice and pepper give a nice twang and it is powerful enough to be the center piece but is not overdone while playing nicely with the alcohol heat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Warped_Silver (99) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours jet black with large brown bubbles that linger. Aroma of licorice booze cinnamon and chiles. Taste is sweet upfront followed by cinnamon licorice and chile hear that lingers. Well balanced and complex. High carbonation for style. Thick, viscous mouthfeel - great. Overall excellent. BA version exponentially better but this hold up to hype ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (123) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Tastes of spice, fig and chocolate and chillies. One of the most interesting beers I have had I a while.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
bg80 (8) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
Strong coffee, cacao aromas. Oil black appearance with tall lacy head. Strong coffee, cacao, chili, and alcohol taste, with the chili as the highlight. Not particularly smooth with strong alcohol aftertaste. To strong for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (5234) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle - Lots of chocolate and cinnamon with nutmeg. Deep jet black with a rich brown head. Roast, bitter sweet chocolate, cinnamon and nutty. Kinda like a rich Horchata.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1901) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Rich and complex with a definite Mexican cocoa vibe, particularly the aroma. The chilies provide taste but no heat.


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