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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1626) - Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Mahogany colored brew with a tan foam leaves lots of lacing. Spicy aroma is a mixed bag of nuts, chocolate, and pepper. Fine carbonation and medium body. Flavor is smooth and the finish is cocoa sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
From the 22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with little head. Peppers, chocolate and nutty notes pop through in aroma. Taste is big chocolate body with a spicy nutty accent. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (2075) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Light sweet chocolate aroma with hints of nuttiness. Dark amber color with a medium tan head. Sour bitter beginning with a sweet pecan finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Sample pour. Dark thin pour with a light khaki head. Nose is chocolate and hazelnut. Smooth and lightly sweet, a little caramel. Flavor is sweeter and smooth, caramel and nutty with chocolate all over. Not bad, not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Reddish black. No head no lacing. Nutty aroma. Taste is chocolate and spices. Finish is a good amount of heat. Its ok. Glad I tried it but not going to try it anytime soon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1524) - Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Black with almost a red hue.Too dark to show.Slight head. Aroma has some sweet nutty pecans(you wouldnt know it was this uless you read it-although it has a nutty character . synthetic plastic slightly),toastiness,chocolate, caramel.very slight cinnimon. Taste is chocolate,carmel,nutty,some toast,some spice.Fairly complex but almost watery or minerally.Bottle is over 6 mo. aged so maybe this would be more intense younger.Still a nice beer. A bit sweet,but not that rich and dosent seem like this high a abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft. Dark mahogony-black beer with a dark tan head. Nutty and caramel aroma with light spice. Chocolate and toffee flavor with chili. Medium bodied. Chocolate and chili lingers with toffee and light coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Dark and rich malty base, light toasty and nutty notes, chocolate, and some lingering grainy and spicy notes. Solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle shared at Chad’s birthday. Darkish pour with a tan head. Little to no aroma. Taste is brown sugar and awkward chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: SXNW
Date: October 22, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Decatur
Appearance: opaque dark brown, wispy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, sweet fruity esters
Flavor: rich roasted flavorm bitter dark chocolate, sweet fruity esters, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

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