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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Using rich Mexican chocolate nibs, cinnamon, toasted pecans, and green chilies, this brew will feature decadent chocolate notes with a subtle spice character to pique the taste buds. A complex blend of traditional southwest flavors brought to you by way of the Northwest.


3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5141) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 19, 2015
This bottled brew from a beer festival poured a head of frothy light brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges dark brown colored body and a poor lacing. The almost non-existent aroma was malty. The semi-thick crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mediumly tingly finish with a lingering mild roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of mildly acidic roasted malt dark malt and bread dough. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s
Dark brown color with small head. Aroma of beans, salad, green chili, hint of tobacco. Caramel flavor, missing a better malt depth, sweetish, with some chocolate, very low bitterness.
Very boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Nutty brown, a light head. Aroma has some light nuttiness, a hit of caramel, and a light molasses. Sweet up front and a blast of beer. Has a bit of alcohol late, along with syrup and brown sugar. A bit on the thin side.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7698) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle - Cocoa and chocolate and toffee. Cloudy brown with a decent beige head. Caramel and cocoa with a candy bar like finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9349) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
650mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out a good mix of chilis, cocoa and cinnamon. Flavour brings out loads of cocoa upfront, with light chili spiciness, a touch of cinnamon, and more cocoa. Quite a cohesive mix of flavours, with the cocoa shining. Very pleasant stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2483) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2015
A bit of a disappointment. Small short lived head, no lace. Aroma’s cocoa, a bit of spice. Flavor’s like nose, a little sweet and nutmeat (which don’t really work that well- off tastes) . Kind of forgettable for all the hoopla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2015
From a bottle. Pours opaque tawny brown with a very thin fizzy head. Tastes like like burnt toast, cocoa nibs, vegetable, light spice, cinnamon, roasted malt, and light alcohol. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like cocoa, alcohol, burnt toast, spice, vegetable, roasted malt, and light alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4251) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark, cola brown with a trace of beige head. Aroma is chocolate cake, spice, lightly roasted malts, light woodiness, and faint dark fruit notes. Flavor is rich, chocolate flavor with subtle green chili notes along with other spices, and a dry, woody finish. Medium/full body and light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12738) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Keg at Widmer brewpub, PDX, 08/11/14. Black with a decent tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is light roast, chocolate, spice, cocoa rinds, toffee. Taste comprises earthy tones, roast malt, light chilli scrub, chocolate, green pepper, dark malt, molasses. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a little warming booze. Decent well balanced Imperial stout/porter - chilli effect is restrained. NO - hit the panic button and make this a Spice Herb Veg, it’s got to be, a Spice or a Herb or a Veg has been mentioned in the description. No - as you were this is an imperial stout/porter with a subtle chilli touch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1728) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
With Z, pours a deep mahogany brown pour with no poor. Nose is chocolate, cinnamon and peppery. Taste is full of chocolate and punctuated by spicy peppery nutty notes. Beer is heavy but smooth and velvety. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a sweet ending. Quaff Score 8 / 10


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