RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Roasted dark malts plus extra chocolate malts plus ancho chile plus cinnamon plus organic vanilla extract plus a chocolate eating, beer drinking, Clown Shoes wearing, multi limbed, gorgeous and glorious Mexican wrestler on the label. Thats the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2015
The beer pours black with a large light brown head that fades fairly quickly, and the aroma blends cocoa nibs, chilis, roasted malts, booze, and cinnamon sugar. The initial flavor is fairly sweet with only a mild malt bitterness, but the sweetness fades to reveal a mild umami, slight residual sweetness, and mild bitterness; the aftertaste, though, is where all the ingredients reveal themselves, for the cinnamon dryness combines beautifully with subtle chili heat, bitter dark chocolate, and underlying roasted goodness. The palate fuses an oily texture, medium-full body, and a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (2229) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
355mL bottle from Slowbeer Bottled 11/6/14 This stout looks the business - jet black with a thick creamy inch of dark tan foam persisting. Aroma is intense; rich roast malt, darkest of chocolate, coffee bean, vanilla bean, touch of smoke & biscuit. Thick, smooth, somewhat syrupy palate, low carbonation, bit of warmth towards finish (alcohol or chili?). Body is quite sweet, rich - lashings of dark chocolate, strong cappuccino, biscuity malts ,vanilla, raisin, charred meat. Finish is long, lingering, hint of chili/capsicum flavour, with warmth, but subtle overall, could be overlooked. Tasty stuff, well balanced, rather sweet though, probably couldnt drink all too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghendrix (150) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle, pours dark brown with small beige head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, light berry fruit, only a hint of fruity chili spice, vanilla is there. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet, very light spice. Medium body, mouthfeel is a tad coacoa powder but otherwise soft and smooth. From the recipe I was hoping for a more powerful flavour budget, like the BrewDog Dog X brews, but not to be. Still enjoyable though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1617) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Felt underwhelmed by this one. Had in 12 oz bottle, maybe that?s why. Also had a coffee stout before it so perhaps my senses were dulled by it. Not sure, but it seemed flat and bitter with only the cocoa powder taste and no sweet added. I could be wood as there are some great ratings. I would try again. Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2015
strong chocolate and roasted malt flavor to start with a bitter chocolatey finish on this one. smells like chocolate. Had a bottle pour at home. one of th ebetter clown shoes beers i have had. pours black with a tan head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jdoc9022 (10) - Short Hills, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Awesome balance of chocolate and roasted malts. Low hops what I like. Alcohol high but not over powering in the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lawman834 (268) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Dark coffee colored. Unfortunately, no head to speak of. Mouthfeel is a bit flat. Now, Im done complaining, because the beer tastes great! Bittersweet chocolate with slight coffee notes, a hint of vanilla and a slight peppery spiciness. A delicious balanced chocolate stout that isnt too sweet. The spiciness adds an interesting dimension. It was also priced competitively, so I will be adding this one to the rotation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (772) - - MAR 25, 2015
Aroma is mucho chocolate. Appearance is Dark black. Small head. Taste is bitter chocolate, nice, not too sweet. Some toasted barley. Feel. A bit flat. A nice beer. Not amazing, but nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with moderate tan head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, piney hops, and spice. Flavors of chocolate, creamy coffee, light vanilla, and some hard to place spices. A little heat from the peppers but not distracting. I think this one has aged a bit... Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (421) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Solid representation of a mexican hot chocolate. Nice aroma. Chocolately sweet with some spices. Spiced hot chocolate flavor. Would have liked to have felt some heat. Overall enjoyable.

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