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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle from Canalís. Pours out a dark, almost black brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is of mole sauce, chilies, roasted malts, chocolate and some sweetness. Taste is complex, chocolate, nutty earthy notes, light sugar coated pecans, green chilies, some medium roast. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Clear dark brown pour with almost no head. Reminds me of cocoa mile, but the base beer just isnít as good. Definitely has a solid amount of Heartburn on the tail. Cocoa and chili. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
Pours dark brown with low tan head. Aroma of chocolate, light spices and pepper, canít find much else. Taste is milk chocolate initially before a peppery finish with the chili clearly present. Canít really find the pecans, though... Body is medium and creamy with soft carbonation. This actually works quite nicely!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1743) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Pours ruby-brown into the glass, with a fully diminished head that leaves no lace of which to speak. The nose is of sweet, spiced bread. Flavors are similar, with tons of chocolates, caramel, vinous notes, light prunes, pie spices and finishes with dark chocolates, spices and accelerating chile heat. The mouthfeel is vinous, providing a medium body that allows activity through a coexistence of subtle carbonation and budding heat from the chilies, making for a very interesting brew here. An enjoyable and interesting offering, especially for the multiple-accessed areas of the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
On draught at Mattís. Pours black with creamy small head, lasted pretty long. Nose is chocolate custard, penaut butter, malt, and some spice. Taste is a lot of the same with mostly chocolate, a little pepper in the finish. Not really sure what to make of this. Its not bad but its certainly not good either, flavor profile is a little bland and mouthfeel is all over the place.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
750ml bottle, from Party Source. Shared with caterwaul and co. Bottled 8/8/12. Moderately hazy brown / red color. Thin light brown / tan head. Couple bits of lace. Really interesting aroma... Definitely some mild chile peppers, you get the toasted pecan (a marzipan-like flavor), some good chocolate. Some light roast. Bigger body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Lightly thin... Appropriate for a porter. Some caramel candy, and definite nuttiness.. Moderate bitter taste, big sweet too, not cloying, though. Light, lightly spicy bite to it, but itís nice. Kind of a poblano pepper bite. Interesting, spicy stout porter. Not too sweet, not too much alcohol taste from the 9.3% ABV. Pretty well done and enjoyable spiced stout. Creative.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle
Appearance: Dark brown
Aroma: Dark malts, maybe some spice
Taste: Fairly bland, with a subtle bitterness
Palate: Average carbonation, a bit flat even
Overall: Unable to discern any independent nut or spice characteristics. Ends up being a not so pleasant mash-up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours dark brown with a touch of ruby. Grassy aroma, some pepper & roasted malt. Very tight coffee flavor with some nuttiness. Tasty! very good for sipping overall...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (496) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown with thin white head Aroma: Malty with caramel and dark chocolate Taste: Rich and malty like a double bock. The body is a bit flat. Nice cinnamon spice on the finish. Overall: The cocoa nibs are definitely pronounced and add a malty flavor. A great combination profile on paper but Iím not picking up any of the pecans or green chilis. . I understand they didnít want to overdo it on those two but it they could have kicked it up a notch.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Pours murky amber with almost no head. Aroma is sweet malts, herby for sure. Flavor has very light faded chiles behind an over malty profile. Unfortunately the chocolate didnít seem to blend well with the base style.


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