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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 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 (1937) - 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 (10351) - The íSham, Surrey, 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 (6257) - 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 (3571) - 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 (11821) - 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 (2084) - 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 (1664) - 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


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