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RATINGS: 149   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Draft with Linh at pony bar. Pours A deep brownish amber body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is pepper, spice and sweet fruit. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with notes of chocolate, spice, creamy buttery nuts, cinnamon and light pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
From the 22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with little head. Peppers, chocolate and nutty notes pop through in aroma. Taste is big chocolate body with a spicy nutty accent. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottled August 8, 2012.
Appearance: The body is a clear and deep mahogany with garnet hues, only a thin tan head appears on the pour, it quickly settles into a ring.
Aroma: The first thing to come to mind is sweet cocoa, but a sweet malty and nutty aroma backs it up. Chilies are noticed, but very subdued and the aroma is a bit weak on the whole.
Taste: Sweet malts and cocoa are blended together on the intro, the cocoa becomes stronger with slight powder flavors and hints of roasted flavors become prominent by the mid-taste while introducing nutty flavors with slight cinnamon. The finish hints at chilies, but only slightly and lingering is a slight cocoa flavor and slight heat from the chilies.
Palate: Thick and slightly syrupy, some sharp carbonation by the finish.
Overall: This is a pretty impressive beer, I really have no faults with it. I don’t love this, but it’s certainly worth trying out. The flavors blend into each other nicely, well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle shared. As one in our group pointed out, the Brothers Widmer must’ve been high when they conceived this one. It has a snackshop’s worth of ingredients. It works out really well, though. The aroma is pretty much all milky chocolate and maybe a touch of hot, spicy chile pepper. The appearance is pretty close to black, with a brown head. As noted, each of the components in the brewer’s description were retained in the flavor profile of the final product. We could all pick up on the pecans, spice, cinnamon, chillies, and of course the largest player ends up being the chocolate. Palate was medium bodied, not too big despite all those heavy ingredients and the malty taste. Smooth, low carbonation. The higher-than-average abv is undetectable. Overall it’s a real crowd pleaser and very approachable as a dessert beverage for people who may not normally like beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Dark brown, nice sturdy tan head. Smells chocolatey and nutty, kinda like fudge. Taste is also chocolatey, with a surprising amount of pecan flavor. Cinnamon and pepper is in the background. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3096) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Aroma is brown sugar, booze. The flavor is caramel, brown sugar. The finish isweet, pine hops. The appearance is amber,clear, white head. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5684) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin tan head that fades very quickly and a very nice violet and ruby tint. Aroma of chocolate, more chocolate and bunches of earth, peat and roasted malt. Full-bodied; Strong chocolate flavour with a lot of malt, definite chile flavour and heat, some light coffee and spices and a hint of burnt nuts. Aftertaste is quite complex with the spices touching a little bit, but the taste is mainly around the chocolate, malt and chile mixed with a great big body and bunches of alcohol. Overall, a nice beer that holds true to the writing on the front and a pleasant tasting - not my favourite beer and one that I couldn’t drink all the time, but a nice beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington, DC (Logan Circle / P St NW) on 06-October-2012 for US$12.99 sampled at home in Washington on 25-March-2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours dark brown with a touch of ruby. Grassy aroma, some pepper & roasted malt. Very tight coffee flavor with some nuttiness. Tasty! very good for sipping overall...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle, the eighth in our tasting lineup of Beers of Fall. No pumpkin in this one, but it was agreed that the profile fit the season. Dark brown with golden amber highlights. Nutty chocolatey aroma. Nice malt profile, roasted nuts, chocolate, light fall spices, and a welcome tingly heat in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Dark brown color thin tan head. The nose is malty with nuts, light spice. Flavor is really nice. Full body with the spice being real subtle in the finish. Big chocolate, cocoa nibs, cinnamon and light chili, very tasty.

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