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RATINGS: 148   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
infoman411 (21) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Aroma is cocoa with hints of spices and pepper. Malt is clearly dark chocolate with hints of roastiness. Appearance is Jet Black black, black, black, black, cloudy, frothy, Its got a stout appearance but taste of a dark ale. Taste is unique: Strong pepper brought on by the chilis coupled with chocolate. Can not taste the pecans but there is limited hoppiness its mostly a malty ale so really limited to no bitterness. Palate: This is a full bodied beer with some alcohol undertones and a long chocolate finish. I really have enjoyed this beer and this was the first time I have tried it on tap. Normally able to find it in 22% Bottle (Nicely boxed).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4777) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Rated on 7-18-2015 at Three Rivers Brew Review, Fort Wayne, IN. (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a small tan head with a long retention, opaque brown body and virtually no lacing. The aroma is chocolate, sweet, lightly spicy, and caramel malt. The flavor is chocolate, lightly spicy, malt, and light chili. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. A very quaffable beer that is worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
A little watery. Somewhat bitter dark chocolate flavors. Not really getting the chilis. Just decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5439) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2015
This bottled brew from a beer festival poured a head of frothy light brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges dark brown colored body and a poor lacing. The almost non-existent aroma was malty. The semi-thick crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mediumly tingly finish with a lingering mild roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of mildly acidic roasted malt dark malt and bread dough. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18103) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s
Dark brown color with small head. Aroma of beans, salad, green chili, hint of tobacco. Caramel flavor, missing a better malt depth, sweetish, with some chocolate, very low bitterness.
Very boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Nutty brown, a light head. Aroma has some light nuttiness, a hit of caramel, and a light molasses. Sweet up front and a blast of beer. Has a bit of alcohol late, along with syrup and brown sugar. A bit on the thin side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (10788) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle - Cocoa and chocolate and toffee. Cloudy brown with a decent beige head. Caramel and cocoa with a candy bar like finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (12456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
650mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out a good mix of chilis, cocoa and cinnamon. Flavour brings out loads of cocoa upfront, with light chili spiciness, a touch of cinnamon, and more cocoa. Quite a cohesive mix of flavours, with the cocoa shining. Very pleasant stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2896) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2015
A bit of a disappointment. Small short lived head, no lace. Aroma’s cocoa, a bit of spice. Flavor’s like nose, a little sweet and nutmeat (which don’t really work that well- off tastes) . Kind of forgettable for all the hoopla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4303) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2015
From a bottle. Pours opaque tawny brown with a very thin fizzy head. Tastes like like burnt toast, cocoa nibs, vegetable, light spice, cinnamon, roasted malt, and light alcohol. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like cocoa, alcohol, burnt toast, spice, vegetable, roasted malt, and light alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4817) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark, cola brown with a trace of beige head. Aroma is chocolate cake, spice, lightly roasted malts, light woodiness, and faint dark fruit notes. Flavor is rich, chocolate flavor with subtle green chili notes along with other spices, and a dry, woody finish. Medium/full body and light carbonation.

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