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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. That’s the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (1109) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Kinda queasy about this one because I have been burned by chili infused brews before, no pun intended. But leave your reservations on the ringside, this Nacho Libre Chocolate Stout is exceptional. Coal black body with mocha colored head bases a nose of dark chocolates, sweet spices, and faint peppers. At first taste the beer is a classic heavy stout with coca nibs, cinnamon, and burnt sugars. Give it some time and the chili becomes more pronounced but not to the point of off-putting. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel and pleasing spicy sweet aftertaste is the one, two, three count for this beer. A real winner.


4
Tommynh (133) - - FEB 21, 2018
Had on draft at RRT, very nice stout. High alcohol level but you don’t really notice it. Very dark, very smooth, a little aftertaste but overall a very nice stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
oobawa (1922) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2018
Surprisingly mellow for a beer with a luchador on the can. Chocolate's the primary flavor, with slight notes of cinnamon and vanilla on the edges, while an odd bubblegum/banana note percolates in the back end. Peppers add a subtle woodsy warmth to the finish, while the fade grows dry and roasty. Mostly good, except none of it seems indulgent enough to warrant the 9% ABV, and the bubblegum really becomes distracting as the pint warms. Pours a brown-black with a brief beige head and modest lacing. Chocolate-pepper nose is decent, but the feel's thin and lifeless, lacking body for such a big stout. Okay, but okay doesn't really cut it in this style.

3.8
snowcrash000 (153) - Cologne, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2018
Pours a pitch black coloration with a large, creamy head. Smell is dominated by roasted malt and chocolate, with just a hint of cinnamon coming through. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by roasted malt, chocolate and cinnamon. Vanilla is very faint and chili are sadly almost undetectable. Finishes with a light, dry bitterness and just a little bit more chili coming through in the aftertaste. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. While the balance could certainly be better, this is still a pretty enjoyable, chocolate-forward stout with a nice mouthfeel and slight hints of spice.

3.8
drfabulous (9000) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2018
12 ounce can. Dark pour. Some chocolate and maybe a bit of cinnamon. Slightly spiced. Pretty good, but not over the top rich like other Clown Shoes stout. Don't know if that is good or bad.

4.2
Bullit (4845) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2018
Bottle from Village Beer Merchant. Coffee, cattle feed, hint of vanilla. Fl coffee, choc, roasted malts. No chili or cinnamon.

3.3
islay (3185) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2018
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-24-18. Pours dark brown with a moderate amount of short-lasting, taupe head. Not bad-looking, but the quickly dissipating head isn’t ideal. Boozy aroma features scents of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and chilies (coincidentally ingredients in this beer). It truly is what it is. Sweet and sugary for my preferences in smell but appealing nonetheless. Flavor isn’t quite as sweet as the aroma suggests. Dark coffee and very dark chocolate flavors; a lot of roast. Cocoa and cinnamon. Some sweet vanilla in the finish. The flavorings are subtle in the taste even though they’re quite strong in the aroma. Medium body. Frothy in the palate. Light and insubstantial for the style. Not a bad beer but definitely a subpar imperial stout. Gives the impression that not a lot of effort went into this beer. Not as much substance and complexity as a beer of this ABV and style should have. 7.3.7.3.13=>3.3

3
wombat23 (2165) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2018
Shared 12 oz. can. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of licorice, dark chocolate. Taste is licorice, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee notes, lactose. Didn't detect either the cinnamon or the vanilla. Finish is harsh. Sounds well enough looking at my description, but it really wasn't that great.

3
darbeer75 (1159) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2018
Aroma: very roasty and a little malty; dry; chocolatey; Appearance: pitch black with thin creamy tan head that dissipates quickly; Taste: follows nose with a slight chemically offtaste; ends with nice roastiness; Palate: heavy body; Overall: ok but kind of odd; would not get again.

2.5
willisread (3939) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2018
Can from Craft Brewed. Pours a cloudy, deep brown with a finger of beige foam that lingers, then dissipates. Faded chocolate aromas with wet dog hair permeate the nose. Old chocolate malt on the palate, wet cardboard, coins and some light chili toward the finish. Abv was hidden super well though.

3.3
Lowe1983 (1664) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2018
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is light with chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor had a hint of spice with the chocolate and roasted malts.


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