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Terrapin Side Project Guano Loco

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Side Project Volume 23. Like a piñata bursting at the seams, Guano Loco "Chili Pepper Brownie Ale" explodes with flavor from a myriad of directions. Chocolatey sweetness melds brilliantly with spicy heat to make this beer a fiesta in your glass...Ole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2016
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color and topped by a small layer of beige colored foam that slowly settles to a thin film and leaving streaks of lace on the glass. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, fudge, hint of roast, some earthy, chili pepper spice and heat over a toasted caramel malt base. The flavor follows with the dark chocolate and fudgey malts up front giving a nice sweetness with the earthy chilli peppers add a nice level of spice and heat. Medium bodied and fairly smooth with balanced carbonation that leads to a sweet and spicy finish. The heat is subtle but increases gradually over the beer. Interesting beer overall, but not one I would visit often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4496) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
Dark reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of smoke, bell pepper, chili and caramel. Chili flavour, chocolate, banana, malts, ancho pepper. Light spicy ancho finish, caramel.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3831) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of green chilis, some heat, coffee and some roastiness. The taste was of cocoa, green peppers, more coffee and some heat. Not too hot, just about right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5781) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate and peppers. Flavor is sweet chocolate, brown sugar, spicy pepper, and light coffee notes. A bito malt bitter finish. Medium/full body with good carbonation. Not sure how this didn’t qualify as a fruit, spice, veg. Still a pretty solid beer. Not as much heat as I like but still solid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2015
22oz bottle shared by Brett. Unfiltered brown body. Foamy, patchy off-white head. Juicy pepper tastes. Brown sugar. Really quite nice, great beer. Perfect for a tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Terrapin Side Project Guano Loco 23 ].
Clear light dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, perfume, spicy, sweet chili fruit, guano. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, peppery, warm, spicy, veggie - chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140814]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhp40219 (447) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2015
22 oz bomber. Pours a soda brown with a very light tan head that leaves a fair bit of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, pepper, toasted bread, malts, and a hint of coffee. Taste is chili peppers up front with a chocolate brownie coming in behind it. Chocolate is a bit overpowered by the pepper. Picking up caramel and coffee a little as well. Big pepper burn on the backend. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation. Very interesting and very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle from a few months back. Chili beer! Pours a deep brown with light brown head. Aroma is vegetable forward chocolate sauce. Taste is milk chocolate, oxidized chili pepper. Nice but a little thin and lacking on any chili heat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bomber poured into a Terrapin snifter -- medium brown beer with half a finger of tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and vegetal. Flavor is a surprisingly light brown ale (for 8%) with biscuit, bread flavors that quickly seeps into chili flavors, a little heart and definitely some tingles in the back of the throat. Better than I remember this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3736) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, earthy malt, vegetal/peppery notes, herbal spices. Flavor of peppery heat, light chocolate malt, more peppery heat in the finish. Definitely on the fiery side, but there is a balance between the heat and chocolate undertones. At times hard to drink. 7/4/7/3/12 [3.3/5]

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