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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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rosskyle (722) - 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

4
tekstr1der (490) - 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...

4
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2016
bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a thin tan head..aroma of bourbon, coffee,chocolate,pepper..tastes of all former with some vanilla..medium body ..good stuff.

3.9
vyvvy (6476) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2016
The beer pours very dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has sweet roast, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon and oak. It has a full smooth body that’s velvety and had light gentle carbonation. It starts with milk chocolate, oak, bourbon, rich roast and some berries. The finish has cocoa nibs and mild astringency. Excellent imperial stout.

3.9
JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, chocolate and bourbon. Malty and chocolatey flavor with cinnamon and chili pepper before a boozy finish.

3.8
BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2016
Aroma chocolate, coffee, vanilla, woody, Appearance black, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, heavy sweetness, Palate medium body, thin feel, Overall a very smooth barrel aged beer. It is a little on the thin side for me. The heat from the chillies is slight but after I stopped drinking I would feel some heat on my tongue. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

4.1
Iphonephan (6988) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Aroma of dusty cocoa. Favors of chocolate and chili with big bourbon notes. Very nice blending of some strong flavors. Smooth, bitter roast finish.

3.6
jcartamdg (3436) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
Pours a thin black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roast, vanilla. Taste follows with peppers in the finish with a hint of bourbon and oak. Very nice but a bit thin

3.9
TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle. Bottled on 03/04/16. Black bodied with a short tan head. Aroma is boozy with vanilla, molasses, caramel and some toasted coconut. Taste is peppery spices, Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, sweet malt, roasted malt, chocolate and soft toasted coconut. Body is medium-full with a strong, bubbly carbonation and warming finish. Ends with more Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, spices, pepper notes, caramel, sweet malt, molasses and light coconut.

3.8
obguthr (6357) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bourbon, oak, coconut, and fudge nose. Clear brown, thick beige head, abundant glass coating. Bourbon, oak, prune, some chocolate hints. Vanilla and peppermint also present. Full body, soft carbonation, alcohol obvious. Tons of complexity, very boozy. Oddly, no chilies detected heat or otherwise. Much more of a bourbon bomb.


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