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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3458) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Deep brown, minimal head. Aroma is chocolate, nuts, slight chile notes. Taste is cocoa, roast, pecans...increasing chile burn, though mild. A little lackluster....good, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3143) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
On draught at Matt’s. Pours black with creamy small head, lasted pretty long. Nose is chocolate custard, penaut butter, malt, and some spice. Taste is a lot of the same with mostly chocolate, a little pepper in the finish. Not really sure what to make of this. Its not bad but its certainly not good either, flavor profile is a little bland and mouthfeel is all over the place.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
It's very malty with a bit of nuttiness. Has a tea like flavor with a soft palate and it packs a punch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (915) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark ruby-brown with a quarter finger of head that settles very quickly. No lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, hints of coffee, hay. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee up front, fading into cocoa tones and slight . Finishes with coffee, caramel, malty, nutty and mild soy sauce and alcohol tones. Slight bitterness that lingers and a slight pepper heat that builds after many sips. Soft to moderate carbonation and medium-heavy body. A strong, rich, malty brew but the pepper flavor doesn’t come through nearly as much as I’d have liked. The soy sauce and malt tones really come out as it warms making it a tough one to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Earthy chocolate aroma, and a little chili as it warms. Chestnut with a small beige head. Pecan, chocolate, and very light chili flavor. No significant heat... maybe a hint of "warm". Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1586) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
artmcd8 (1546) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from The Common Market. From the sounds of it, SXNW showed promise. I love chili stouts. Pours a dark dark brown with a full tan head. The aroma is mostly of a malt bomb IPA, fresh baked bead aroma. No chocolate, no spices, no chilies. Gets better as it warms but not the improvement I would hope. At 9.3% this hasn't held up over the past year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1499) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Light slightly malty chocolate nose.Taste is a bit sweet/sugary to start, with a spiciness and hotness that comes toward the end. Alcohol kick is noticeable. A bit viscous and sticky. A myriad of styles but not married to any one style. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevencon (420) - Tallahassee, 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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