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RATINGS: 133   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft at beer fest. Pours hazy copper with a small tan head. The aroma has cinnamon and hot peppers. The taste is sweet Christmas ale with a spicy kick.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (998) - 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.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
500 or 600 ml bottle shared with czar, thanks mate. Pours a dark, yet clear-looking ruby reddish dark brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is malt, hazelnut, coconut, chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, coconut, hazelnut, malt, cereals, cinnamon. Finish is hot pepper (burns in throat), chocolate. Sticks to the palate. Lingering peppers and chocolate. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Excellent ale, very complex and flavorful. Unique.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (501) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown with thin white head Aroma: Malty with caramel and dark chocolate Taste: Rich and malty like a double bock. The body is a bit flat. Nice cinnamon spice on the finish. Overall: The cocoa nibs are definitely pronounced and add a malty flavor. A great combination profile on paper but I’m not picking up any of the pecans or green chilis. . I understand they didn’t want to overdo it on those two but it they could have kicked it up a notch.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2012 Draft at Moriartys. Very, very dark red brown with a slim silky head that disappeared almost entirely. Big chocolate cinnamon bomb. Dark malt flavors, though no particular fruit notes. Warms to some chewy caramel. Nutella. Tootsie Roll. Spicy bite lingers. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2297) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Draft at Proof. Pours a murky reddish-brown on tap with thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma and taste are intetesting, spicy, roasty, malty, sweetness, bitter. All kinds of intetesting, with a bit of an alcoholic bite. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1507) - Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to red with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, molasses, maybe some green chilies, but I do wish they were more prominent, pecans do show up, maybe cinnamon. Taste is wonderfully complex, brown sugar, cocoa and pecans are at the forefront, cinnamon and other spices as well, unfortunately the green chilies, which was the one ingredient that I was really looking forward to is the least I taste, it is there, but I was hoping for more. There is a light heat burn, but that as well could have been more prominent. It sounds like I am complaining, and I am, but this is actually a really tasty beer, I enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4166) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Boxed, 22oz bottle. Limited Edition No.7 Pours dark brown color. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes nutty, dark chocolate, coffee, toasted grains. Finishes with a green chili indigestion character. Pretty complex flavors. Nice in a cold winters night. (3567)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (175) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A thick chocolately concoction with zero cream on top. Tastes exactly like the bottle says... Chocolate, pecans, heat. Surprisingly drinkable, not just another annoying gimmick.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroSpud (1684) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2013
22oz bottle (in a box) poured into a snifter. Poured reddish brown with a tan head. Not sure if I tasted the green chilies but did imagine at least that they were part of the aroma. Definitely got the pecans and alot of other subtle notes that changed as it warmed. Really interesting beer and one that I am surprised to be liking this much.


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