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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Spicy Cocoa Stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 3.25 A: Black color. About one finger of fizzy brown head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing. 3.5 S: Bold aroma, yet very clean. Moderate roastiness, just enough caramel and neutral malt sweetness to balance. Cocoa with some depth. Mild peppery spiciness to add a little bit more. 4.0 T: The taste takes the nose and amplifies the intensity. Clean caramel and neutral malt sweetness. Moderate roast, chocolate, cocoa powder, and just enough heat from the peppers to make you know they are there. Not a lot of complexity or depth, but what is there flows really nicely together. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a nice creaminess. Super smooth. 3.75 D: Very drinkable with a great flavor blend. Pick this up.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 2oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Champagne Flute ][ 12.07.14 ]
jet black, puffy cream head drops to a ring, spotty cap. Heavy green pepper nose, ashy contrast with cocoa and not melding well. Flavor cleans more easily, creamier with nice chocolate up front, light ash, pepper and roast late, light cardboard end. Very biting beer, more pleasant in flavor but very aggressive spicing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014
22oz bottle pours a murky black with some creamy, off white head. Nose has a lot of chili pepper, earthy, sweet, hints of lurking heat, raisin, mild malt. Flavor has more molasses and thus balance, black pepper, malt, raisin, some licorice. Full bodied, peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7637) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Lots of chocolate malt in this one and coffee, mocha aroma. Black pours with good head and lacing. Some caramel. Medium bitter finish. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a very dark cola color with a small tan head. Aroma is roast, some green pepper skins, light chocolate. Flavor is light spicy mole notes. Light pepper, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
From a bottle at the DC Ratebeer event Dec. 6, 2014. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chili peppers. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and anaheim chilis. Slight bitter roast finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (2798) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
really easy to drink specialty brew. sweet and easy to drink. had a draft pour at bad apple. pours brown in color with a tan head. bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3715) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
Shared, cellared bomber, poured to flight samplers showing a black/brown hue, with a light layer of tan froth that reduced quickly to a ring & film, and left some streaks & spots of lacing. The nose was roasted, with baker’s chocolate, a touch of sweetness, and dusty pepper hints. Moderately bitter and medium+ bodied, the taste continued the aroma notes with mellow pepper, a touch of oily texture, and pleasant dryness to the finish. Most likely lost some of it’s original brightness & potency, but otherwise, remained quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1529) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Black opaque,some tan head, some spotty lace.Vegetably pepper spice aroma with cocoa. Same in taste but with more cocoa,strong vegetably pepper taste, with cocoa and smooth light roast notes. Fairly sweet and chewy. Little bit of heat to balance the sweet but a bit on the sweet side. Not a bad thing, gives a rich taste to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Rating from notes. Pours a very dark brown with a mild tan head. Aroma of chocolate, mild chile notes, some roast and cocoa sweetness. Flavor is mostly sweet chocolate with mild bitter dark chocolate notes and a twinge of spice and heat. Medium bodied, active carbonation. Somewhat creamy palate. Finishes fairly sweet.

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