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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Spicy Cocoa Stout


Scipio's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is is somewhat subdued, although it is good. Chocolate and cocoa are what I get most, along with toffee, some vanilla, and I guess some slight spiciness. The taste is rich chocolate, a healthy amount of peppery zest, cocoa, a little bit of coffee and still hints of vanilla. This one is kind of sweet, but it isn’t over the top, just enough. Medium bodied, a creamy, slick texture, with carbonation being on the softer side. Chocolate, cocoa and lesser pepper aftertaste lasts a long time. I like this one. I’ve noticed that the more I drink, the more I seem to enjoy it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2127) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1014) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
On tap at Mash Tun Festival 2013. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of spiced chocolate, chili, must, and milk. Flavor is a milk stout body with a slightly spicy aftertaste. Nose is much bigger on this than the body. Milk chocolate, chili, tobacco, cocoa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4126) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
22oz bomber. Pitch black body. Fading beige head. Chocolate heat tinged aroma. Nails it. Mild spicy heat, but grounded in smooth malt. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bomber. Pours a dark black brown pour with a java head. Nose is sweet and peppery with chocolate espresso notes. Taste is deep cocoa with coffe and some subtle peppery spice. Finishes on some spicy cocoa notes with some moderate lingering. Nice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Pours black with a brown head and chocolate coffee aroma. Taste is creamy and sweet, nice milk chocolate with coffee, roasted malt, and peppery spice that comes through into the finish, especially the longer it sits, with a smooth, chocolatly finish. Delicious stout

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6157) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle, shared with my wife and in laws. Silky super dark brown pour with a finely bubbled brown head. Aroma is fudgy chocolate with vegetal undertones. Sweet chocolate liqueur and dark coffee flavour, quite rich, with a peppery vegetal finish. Light lingering prickly heat at the back of the throat. Unanimously voted a winner-- great stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (562) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, slight pepper on the nose, some coffee. Slightly muted overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
22oz bottle, shared. Black color. Thin brown head. Few ropes of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice combo of cocoa and spice. Light heat on the finish, balanced nicely with the cocoa nib sweetness. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Solid, interesting stuff.


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