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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6563) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Draft at elliott bay pizza. Pours a clear and very dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee nose with some cherry tobacco notes. Creamy medium body with some soft carb. Tobacco, caramel, and toffee mid palate with a lingering brown bread finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5499) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown to near black pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is slight spices, cocoa, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Taste brings out some more of the chilies and cocoa, dark chocolate notes, pecan pie and light cinnamon. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation and mild heat from the chilies. Finishes with more cinnamon, pecan pie, cocoa, dark chocolate notes, roasted malt, and chilies.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours near black with a decent tan head and a chocolate and hot pepper aroma. There is a rich chocolate and treacle flavor with a fairly hot peppery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2895) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, short lived light beige head, over a clear reddish brown (SRM 18) body.....nose is pecan, hints of cocoa, chocolate.....taste is cocoa, chocolate to start, hints of toffee/caramel sweetness, leading to light lingering chile heat, with tones of cinnamon, and umami, ....mouth feel medium, sticky, slight alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. This is an interesting conglomeration of ingredients. The pecans are the most dominant of the additions, adding to both aroma and flavors. The cocoa nibs (they aren’t yet chocolate) come through in a pleasant way. The chile and cinnamon were used with a light hand, so they are in background rather than dominating in the front. All in all, this is an interesting experiment. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnoud (293) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2012.12.15 - on tap Always Ron's in small tulip glass. Pours dark brown, moderate head. Aroma bland. Taste is smooth foamy head followed by roasted flavor followed by a bit if alcohol burn. It actually burned me lips a mild bit. There's some sweetness in there but not a lot. Kind of like a watery high alcohol stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6713) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1207) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2013
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some spices, peppers, and light bitterness. Flavor about the same. Average to smooth texture. An interesting beer that is better than a lot of spiced/pepper beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Sampled at esbls tasting. Dark red brown with minimal head. This is spiced and malty. Chocolate is tasted in the backgroung and peppers along side it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1936) - 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.


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