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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3470) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours deep brown/ruby with very little head. Aroma has cocoa and light vegetal notes. Flavor amps up the cocoa...almost dark chocolate...mild vegetal pepper notes. Mouthfeel is light/medium and the finish is roasty dark chocolate with a nice peppery burn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5122) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin tan head that fades very quickly and a very nice violet and ruby tint. Aroma of chocolate, more chocolate and bunches of earth, peat and roasted malt. Full-bodied; Strong chocolate flavour with a lot of malt, definite chile flavour and heat, some light coffee and spices and a hint of burnt nuts. Aftertaste is quite complex with the spices touching a little bit, but the taste is mainly around the chocolate, malt and chile mixed with a great big body and bunches of alcohol. Overall, a nice beer that holds true to the writing on the front and a pleasant tasting - not my favourite beer and one that I couldn’t drink all the time, but a nice beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington, DC (Logan Circle / P St NW) on 06-October-2012 for US$12.99 sampled at home in Washington on 25-March-2013.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansalon (2034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2013
Aroma is spectacular with cocoa, pecans, raisins and dates. Taste does not live up to the aroma with subdued colors of caramel, honey, pecans and cocoa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Had this on tap at Freakin Frog from notes taken at the time. Aroma is brown sugar, The flavor is sweet caramel, brown sugar with some spice in there as well. Good crisp mouthfeel. The appearance is amber,clear, white head. Really nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11370) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of green chilies, cocoa, cinnamon and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, green chilies and cinnamon with a crisp dry lingering green chilie finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4917) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Draught at Freakin Frog. Malty dark pour. I didn’t get all these ingredients listed here, but thought it was a poor man’s Parabola of sorts. Creamy. Chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikevid (11) - - MAR 16, 2013
Very dark, nutty, sweet (but not overwhelingly). Slight bitterness. Overall great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Sampled at the W&C Ballas open house. It poured a dark amber color with a tan head. The aroma was of sweet caramel and toffee with some cherry tobacco notes. The taste was of tobacco, caramel and toffee with a lingering brown bread finish. Well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2284) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
The promised chocolate, cinnamon, pecans and chilies are all perceptible but extremely subtle, with chocolate strongest up front and pecan building as it warms up. Wish it was all a bit stronger.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevencon (512) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
On tap a proof. Dark brown pour with big creamy off white head that stays. Nutty malt aroma. Nutty brown ale with a chile taste that lingers. Flavor is good but kind of straight forward and not complex. As it warms lots of chocolate comes to the palate.


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