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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1505) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 8/8/2012. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours very dark brown with about a half inch off-white head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like chocolate, sweet spices, nuts, and some chilies. The brew tastes like nuts, chocolate, dark fruit, sweet spices, chilies, and some dark bread. The chili spice does linger and get stronger as the beer warms up. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a bit slick, but also thin as well. Wish it was thicker. Overall, I liked this brew. There was more heat in it than I expected, itís a nice, flavorful beer. $11.49 a bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
16th February 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Palate is light and a little crisp and dry. Mild sweet creamy malt. Mild minerals. A little chocolate and a trace of nuts. The chilli kicks in late and is nicely judged. Builds in heat but never overwhelms. Light fruit before an airy finish. Nicely joined up and interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle from MGM Woodbury, dark brown pour with res hues, ring of tan head. Aroma is some chocolate/cacao, maybe a hint of vanilla and chiles. Taste is chiles up front and then a rather sweet nutty malt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2143) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
A nice complex beer. Pours a cola color. Aromas of chocolate and nuts. Flavors are bitter chocolate, coffee, burnt nuts, and a great mild heat at the end. Almost Ginger like. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Keg at Widmer brewpub, PDX, 08/11/14. Black with a decent tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is light roast, chocolate, spice, cocoa rinds, toffee. Taste comprises earthy tones, roast malt, light chilli scrub, chocolate, green pepper, dark malt, molasses. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a little warming booze. Decent well balanced Imperial stout/porter - chilli effect is restrained. NO - hit the panic button and make this a Spice Herb Veg, itís got to be, a Spice or a Herb or a Veg has been mentioned in the description. No - as you were this is an imperial stout/porter with a subtle chilli touch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6654) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
10/3/12. On tap at Kickbackís. Dark brown pour, almost black, with a small tan head. Chocolate and coffee on the aroma with plenty of nuttiness and a touch of peppers as well. Rich chocolate flavor with touches of coffee, plenty of pepper, and hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Interesting and tasty, but itís no Hunahpuís.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3845) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Strong aroma has a malty core and notes of - each whiff seems different. I get cocoa, cinnamon, nuts, and even hints of chili peppers and caramel. Gets the old salivary glands in action. Pours a barely translucent chocolate brown with a good light tan head that doesnít stick around too long. Flavor has malty, chocolaty, nutty, sweet syrupy, and earthy tones, plus a sharp chili pepper note. I like hot foods in the right circumstances, but I really donít care for hot pepper in my beer. However, it is subtle enough that it doesnít detract much from the rest of the taste. I get a firm undercurrent of hoppy bitterness as well. Texture is smooth, syrupy, and not too tingly, though the pepper provides a little "pins and needles" feeling. Overall, distinctive, delicious, interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
I was a little scared by the mix of ingredients but this beer really comes together. The aroma foretells the spice and toast notes that come in strong on the flavor. Spicy without numbing. This would have been great for Thanksgiving.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12468) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a dark amber pour with an off-white head. Excellent dark chocolate, cinnamon, and caramel malt sweetness. A hint of toasted nuts, some very faint chili notes, and a nice roasted malt aroma. The flavor has a slight spice of chili to it, but otherwise good chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Toasted malt, caramel, and a light roast character. Good balance of sweetness and roast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2012
pours a dark copper with a small tan head, and a little lacing. smell is of chocolate, malt, spice, cinnamon, some nuts, and a little coffee. taste is creamy, chocolate, spice, some chili, malt, nuts, and a few hops. ends a little oily and spicy.


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