RATINGS: 202   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3448) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Appearance and aroma are nothing special, but the flavor is divine. Judicious use of the booze barrels are subtlety evident and supportive of the bolder coffee, cocoa, black malt, flavors. Perfect palate. Fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3872) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
On tap. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, sweet malt, nougat. Flavor of bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate malt. I dont really get any of the chile notes, just lots of bourbon. Ok. 7/4/6/4/13 (3.4/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2863) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2016
650ml bottle from Cork Keg & Spirits, brought by bananabi11, cellared for 2 months and shared with him at cellar temperature. Thx E! Chasing Clown Shoes, so a bit of a white whale. Black pour, brown head. Aroma has chocolate, caramel light chile, truffles. Taste is sweet caramel, dark chocolate, some roast. Medium to full bodied. Low carbonation. Blend is good. Some alcohol. The light chile is an interesting addition. Finishes well mixed between bitter and sweet. Clown shoes has really nice stouts. Big fan! 15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (1338) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. The pour is dark with lacing. The aroma is chocolate and spice. The taste is nice. Not a lot of spice which I was glad, but warming. Not a ton of barrel. A solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (1762) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Heavy booze scent with tobacco, leather, oak and wood and some chicory. Dark brown color with pale head. Taste is thick booze with vanilla and molasses. Chicory and residual sugars. Bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (1061) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Aroma: bourbon, woody, roasty, chocolate, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2016
Bomber->snifter. Black with small khaki head. A: chocolate, oak, cocoa powder, chili powder, vanilla. Dusty. T: sweet cocoa, malt, cinnamon, green chili, dust. Real dusty component throughout. Eh, ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (3063) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2016
Black pour with a very thin to no beige head .... Big aroma of bourbon, chocolate, oak, coconut, vanilla, roasted malts and lightly spicy .... Taste is of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coconut, roasted malts and some sweet and bitter .... Has some warming abv and oak in the finish .... Sweet and not very carbonated with a thin body .... Like drinking whisky with chocolate ... Sweet brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (627) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2016
Served on tap at griffon gastropub. Dark black color with a brown head. Sweet bourbon aroma. Strong bourbon flavor with a slice kick at the end. Heavy body. Very good but intense. Lot of bourbon and alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (475) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2016
Not a fan of whiskey, but must try some of these as barrel aging is so en vogue. CS can be a bit of a crap-shoot, but they have some great brews. This one pours with a darkness and thin skim of mocha foam. Aroma thankfully has nice rich notes of cocoa and roast amid the obvious booze. Flavor is similar, with more of the whiskey coming through, but still yielding some room for chocolate and vanilla. My favorite aspect of this is by far the incredibly smooth mouthfeel and mild, clean finish. Quality brew for sure. If only I could enjoy whiskey...

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