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Terrapin Side Project Guano Loco

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13707) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Draft. Dark clear brown color, thin tan head with solid lacing. Pepper flesh pops right out in the aroma, on a roast background. Taste has cocoa, caramel, pepper flesh, but only a tiny tinge of heat at the finish. Light to medium body. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3693) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Interesting that only the review before mine mentions gusher, cause this fucker fountained all over my kitchen. That was not fun. 15 minutes of cleanup, and barely a glass of beer left in the bottle. Fuck. Actual pour is a deep murky mahogany, surprisingly little head, some lacing. Aroma is heavy on the chili peppers , kind of mole-esque with roasty chocolate noes as well. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, surprisingly little heat given all the chili aroma. Oh wait, the heat builds a bit over time, but never becomes overpowering. Medium light body. Surprisingly given the gusherness, does not taste infected. I am glad I did not let this one sit longer; it may have blown up in my refrigerator, and that would have been worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6543) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Where and how: bottle 650 ml
Aroma strong, not too shy about its peppers. Chili heat with chocolate support.
Appearance :
Top: be aware, this was actually gusher. Large tanned cap.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : medium bodied, rounded feel.
Taste: not as bold as aroma suggested. Good balance between chili’s and chocolate. Smooth mid with side chili heat. Hint of cinnamon and brown sugar,.
other notes nice finisher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bomber. Murky amber - brown pour with a wispy beige head. Big chili pepper aroma. Same on taste, but not too hot. Interesting for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3304) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose is chili, taste is chili, chocolate, coffee, interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7511) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2014
22 oz bottle. From a beer store in the US. Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head. Chocolate, chili, bell pepper, fudge and mild hoppy bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is chili, pepper spices, mild bitterness, hops, sweet toasted malt, chocolate and cookies. Tasty and balanced. Me like! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3976) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Botttle thanks to Danny. Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is strong chili pepper and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with strong roast and chilis, light heat, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1109) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Awesome blend between hot spiciness & chocolate! The chili really kicks in the middle & leaves a warmth on the palate. This is pretty unique & quite tasty! I’m a fan!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JDBaker11058 (1388) - Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Appearance: muddy cola brown, miniscule light tan head, no lacing. Aroma: earth, frozen jalapeno peppers, black pepper, hint of leather. Taste: very earthy and herbal, with an immediate heat and overwhelming taste of chili peppers. Finish: unforgivingly long, spicy, herbal. Notes: Possibly made with actual guano. Had on draft at the execrable Frankie Farrell’s in Orlando, Florida. My guess is the draft lines there haven’t been cleaned since the place opened, so that may be at least part of the problem. Either way, the pepper notes were just way too strong; made this pretty gross.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11726) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2014
22oz bottle. Small off-white head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, light chili pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, chili pepper. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

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