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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Sample at World Of Beer. Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted nuts, chocolate and spice. Medium to full body with flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and spices. The finish is sweet cocoa and spices. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bomber, probably from BevMo or Total Wine. Pours very dark brown with a slight fizzy tan head - didn’t last long. Aroma is chilies for me. Mild over a hint of chocolate. Near full bodied. Flavor is very chilies, but the toasted pecans are very noticeable. So where’s the chocolate? Gotta lose the pecans first. Where’s the cinnamon? Probably lost in the chilies. Pretty different beer. Good. Maybe just a bit challenging. Arguably complex. Confuses me a bit anyway.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Overall a fantastic beer. Looked and smelled great (especially as it warmed up in the glass). Silky smooth on the palate, soft spices, and a lingering chocolate taste on the finish. On tap at Plan B.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle... Poured jet black with a thin head. This was nice. Dark chocolate and and roast. Lots of roasted pecans. Very nice. Although didn’t really chili peppers in here. A nice one from these guys.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown to near black pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is slight spices, cocoa, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Taste brings out some more of the chilies and cocoa, dark chocolate notes, pecan pie and light cinnamon. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation and mild heat from the chilies. Finishes with more cinnamon, pecan pie, cocoa, dark chocolate notes, roasted malt, and chilies.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (636) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Appearance was clear deep brown with diminishing creamy tannish tiny 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet caramel, toffee, coffee, nutty spicey hops with hints of chilis, mild alcohol nose. Taste was deep toffee, coffee ,brown sugar, chocolate malts with spicey hop bite and mild chili backend. Palate was smooth soft creamy CO2 with full body, then long malty chocolate, coffee, toffee chili wonderful warming sipping finish. Love this amazing brew of...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2012
on draft at Spacebar in Falls Church, VA. Pours almost black with a thin tan head. Coffee notes in the nose. Complex flavors of chocolate, nuts and chilies. Spicy bitter finish. A really special beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1522) - Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to red with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, molasses, maybe some green chilies, but I do wish they were more prominent, pecans do show up, maybe cinnamon. Taste is wonderfully complex, brown sugar, cocoa and pecans are at the forefront, cinnamon and other spices as well, unfortunately the green chilies, which was the one ingredient that I was really looking forward to is the least I taste, it is there, but I was hoping for more. There is a light heat burn, but that as well could have been more prominent. It sounds like I am complaining, and I am, but this is actually a really tasty beer, I enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle and served in a tulip glass: Pours a deep brown with a small fading head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of java mocha coffee, pecans and walnuts, light pepper chili and cinnamon bun, some tar and leather, with a bit of roast and caramel malts. The taste is mostly sweet chocolate and vanilla with some roast support by a light handed chili spice edge. The spice components is just a step away from being what I want but at least you can find it unlike some peppers beers I have had (here is looking at you Stone). Lush and oily medium body works well with the flavors. Overall, a nice brew I would drink again if giving the chance but not sure if I would actually spend money for it when NB Moly and Ska Moly are still on the shelves.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle:   Deep brown, nearly black, thin dirty off-white head, sudsy, little lacing.   Spicy nose of candied nuts, cocoa, sweet peppers, and cinnamon.   Smells very entertaining!   Very much a spicy chocolate type of brew on the tongue, some pepper (minus the heat) with some cinnamon spiciness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Very unique, and like it says, south meets northwest.   Peppery but not hot, along with the chocolate and cinnamon make for a very different and entertaining beer.



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