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Terrapin Side Project Guano Loco

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3896) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1073) - 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!

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11638) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2543) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours out a darker brown color with a decent lightly hued brown head. Aroma is of cinnamon, chocolate, light earthy pepper, not too much tell of any heat. Taste is complex, earthy/spicy pepper, hints of some sweet chocolate, syrup, maduro cigar wrapper which probably comes from the earthiness of the peppers. Tasty

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScipioA (332) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Deep opaque brown pour with a small tan head. Smells like slicing up hot peppers on a cutting board, nothing else to note. Spicy right as you sip, but the heat doesn’t really linger or build up to anything uncomfortable. The flavor beneath the spice is a good sweet and heavy stout. Thick and chewy body, but the carbonation is just a little bit too harsh. A hint of heat in the aftertaste reminds me of pimento cheese in a disturbing way. Almost no alcohol presence in the aroma or flavor is surprising at 8.6 abv. Overall this is a fun novelty beer, maybe could use some more chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
It's defiantly got an unique flavor of cocoa and peppers. While they come through, it is not over bearing. Cocoa and pepper is an ancient tradition and this pays tribute to it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
The aroma is peppers and chocolate. The appearance is brown. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall well made but not my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty spicy chili aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty spicy chili and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate and chili finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle @ the rake dungeon obtained from my rotbox. Pours a slightly murky brown appearance with a slightly thin brown head. Cinnamon, brownies, dark chocolate, peppers, and vanilla in the nose. Medium body. Kind of tastes like Chinese food. A little bit of residual sweetness but I get a lot of celery and some pepper heat. Light caramel and some chocolate notes. A little thin. I wouldn’t want to drink a full bottle of this on my own. The peppers add a little too much veggie flavor to the beer.


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