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RATINGS: 131   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, 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 (3198) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Had this on tap at Freakin Frog from notes taken at the time. Aroma is brown sugar, The flavor is sweet caramel, brown sugar with some spice in there as well. Good crisp mouthfeel. The appearance is amber,clear, white head. Really nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2013
Aroma is spectacular with cocoa, pecans, raisins and dates. Taste does not live up to the aroma with subdued colors of caramel, honey, pecans and cocoa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours deep brown/ruby with very little head. Aroma has cocoa and light vegetal notes. Flavor amps up the cocoa...almost dark chocolate...mild vegetal pepper notes. Mouthfeel is light/medium and the finish is roasty dark chocolate with a nice peppery burn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mrnoluv (146) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Rasin, pecan, very nutty of course, you can taste the spices. very dark but you can see a hit of light through the glass. You can taste the coca, very complex beer, maybe too complex.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Clear dark brown pour with almost no head. Reminds me of cocoa mile, but the base beer just isnít as good. Definitely has a solid amount of Heartburn on the tail. Cocoa and chili. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Time to dust this one off, 22 oz bottled on August 8, 2012. Almost black with a small, thin tan head, fully diminishing. Aroma of hot peppers, cinnamon, chocolate, plenty of spices, light vanilla and light toasted/roasted malts. Similar flavor, spicy, nutty, woody, mildy sweet with light earthy bitterness. Medium body, the alcohol is hidden well. Soft to flat carbonation, still drinking pretty well, though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on 10/07/2012, crazy Redskins and Nats playoff day.

Appearance: Pours dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma of rpecan, chocolate.
Taste: Light bitterness, chocolate, pecan, faint chile.
Palate: Medium body, easily covers up 9.3 alcohol that I didnít even know was there.

Summary: An interesting amalgamation of tastes. Sometimes the chocolate overrides the pecan and chile, but overall I found this to be interesting and just different from most other beers. Maybe would be better enjoyed when itís super cold, with desert.


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