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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with fennel seed, chia seed, and pink peppercorns - with mission figs added. In the 1700s and 1800s, missionaries and Native Americans grew a variety of crops along the El Camino Real. Apart from the famous mission grapes, mission figs, barley, and olives, fennel and chia were also grown... (The brewers) tried to recapture some of the historic flavors of the old Camino Real by brewing this beer...

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2016
A very interesting, unique beer. Pours a deep brown-black with a tan head. Smells great, figs and peppercorn, and celery. Taste is kind of sharp, with peppercorn upfront, celery, citrus, salt, and fig in the finish. Had in the can.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5681) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Pours mahogany tinged black into a tulip. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Pit fruit, licorice, soy and chocolate aromas. Soft with licorice and figs upfront turning to dark chocolate and peppery earth in the lasting finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2158) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Appearance unexpected: matte black in a glass, with a cocoa colored head. Aroma is like my Aunt Annies xmas rum fruit cake, minus the boozy notes. Taste is a bit more alcoholic, with mildly astringent roast, and vinous, dark fruity notes are rich in to the finish, with some chocolate. $3/12oz can

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1934) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Poured from can. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, and dried fruit. Flavor is roasted almost burnt malt, unsweetened cocoa, and dried figs. Finishes dry, charred bitterness. 3 great brewers, 1 great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (1077) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Some roasted sweet aromas, some nutty aromas, a little alcohol to the nose. Deep brown body nice tan orange head. Rich full body smoothness releases earthy raw cocoa some bitter coffee some nuttiness. Lots of flavors to follow.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1410) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Pours black with light brown head. A string dark alcohol aroma with licorice and sweet malts. A sweet malt taste with licorice, spices and dark alcohol. A lingering spice and dry malt aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (2276) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2016
On tap at Beer Run. Aromas of raw cocoa, char, licorice. Black with a lasting brown head. Dry, roasty, earthy, bitter, has a tangy licorice bite to it. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (6068) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Aroma is chocolate, malts and grapes/figs. The flavor is chocolate, peppercorns/chia, dark malts and a mix of mild acidity and bitterness in the finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (956) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Can from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes (Virginia) Aroma: licorice, pepper, figs, chocolate Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2016
On tap at TJs. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Chocolate, some roast, citrus, licorice and figs.


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