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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
16th February 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Palate is light and a little crisp and dry. Mild sweet creamy malt. Mild minerals. A little chocolate and a trace of nuts. The chilli kicks in late and is nicely judged. Builds in heat but never overwhelms. Light fruit before an airy finish. Nicely joined up and interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a dark amber pour with an off-white head. Excellent dark chocolate, cinnamon, and caramel malt sweetness. A hint of toasted nuts, some very faint chili notes, and a nice roasted malt aroma. The flavor has a slight spice of chili to it, but otherwise good chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Toasted malt, caramel, and a light roast character. Good balance of sweetness and roast.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11533) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Tap. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet chocolate malt, nuts and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet & hot flavor with a medium hot & sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where exceeded.

3.2
   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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10224) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9975) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Brown pour, tan head. Spices, cocoa, light chiles, roast. Flavor is an odd mix of nuts, spices, cocoa and roast. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at Whole Foods, Santa Rosa taproom. I am a chile fan so I enjoyed this. Lots of heat in the finish. Creamy. Roasty aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8683) - 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.


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