RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Our third anniversary beer up-sizes Chocolate Sombrero, using extra ancho chile and adding chipotle pepper. We aged the brew 100% in Wild Turkey and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. May it leap onto your palate majestically, like a luchador who flies into the ring from atop the highest rope.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4676) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
22 oz bomber. Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of old attic, molasses, smoke, oak, bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is of oak, caramel, vanilla, light smoke, dark chocolate, smoked peppers, and cinnamon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9681) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
22 oz bottle shared with drsordr. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma and flavor have a nice mix of roasted malts, chocolate, spices, smooth bourbon, vanilla, a hint of dark fruit, wood with a nice alcohol burn. I enjoy the Clown Shoes stuff Ive had quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (2489) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle pour shared by alexsdad06 opaque black. Nose smooth bourbon with vanilla tones and some chocolate. Tatse chocolate, faint chili, some dark fruit, then nice vanilla bourbon. Roasty finish with hint of seed and light bourbon. Good mouth feel. Nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2014
Black, min head Smell veggies, roast Taste coco, chili powdery, chocolate Mid body Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1915) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
22oz bottle pours a dark brown color without much head. Slight bourbon aroma. Lots of mild flavors of chocolate and bourbon. Medium sweetness. Chili very subtle. The flavors all come together well. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rjat (19) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 This beer took me by surprise. A definite hint of bourbon with some chocolate and just the right amount of pepper as to not turn this into some freak show specialty beer. This is at the top of my 2nd tier of stouts. Considering the Bourbon County?s, KBS and Surly Darkness are on the top tier I?d say that says something great about this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (1069) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bomber. Blackish brown with a thin light brown head. Intense chocolate aroma with vanilla, milk, and light pepper. Taste is very sweet. Body is heavy with an oily feel. I was hoping for a greater pepper presence, but the bold chocolate flavor was nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
Pours a dark dark black with a thick chocolate vanilla twist colored head. Smell is very interesting. Chocolate, toasty vanilla, and bourbon. A nice chocolate mouthfeel. A smoky vanilla outlines the other flavors. The peppery spice lays in the back of the mouth. Strong alcohol aftertaste. The flavors of the alcohol are almost rum like with fruit backgrounds. Overall feel seems almost thin for the big style. As it warms the spicy kick really takes over any overpowering alcohol flavors. In the end I would say on the better end for stouts by the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (956) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, and boozy bourbon in the aroma. Taste starts like a nice chocolate stout. Peppery spice, vanilla, bourbon, and some drying alcohol in the finish. I was a little skeptical when I read the description, but the Luchador isnt as over-the-top-rope as I feared. The unusual ingredients bring some interesting flavors to the ring, but without overpowering a great base beer. Beware the 11% alcohol, though. Talk about a foreign object...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8371) - Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a mostly opaque dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, bourbon, and smokey pepper. Tastes like it smells, but not as balanced. Solid on the palate; a bit thin though. Good, but smells better than it tastes.

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