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RATINGS: 202   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1155) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Aromas of chocolate, cigar smoke, barrel wood, bourbon, cocoa, oak, charred dark malts, raisins, plums, cinnamon, toffee, prune juice and subtle chile heat. Pours pitch black with a very slim brown rim and moderate lacing. Taste brings smooth as silk chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, cinnamon, spices and fudge upfront. Mid palate offers toffee, oak, bourbon, vanilla, barrel wood, raisins and plums. Finishes earthy and chocolate filled with residual bourbon, cinnamon and spice. Noticeable char and burnt campfire ash present among the palate as well. Overall, a very fine treat with lots of complexity. Much chocolate, cinnamon and spice define this beer yet, vanilla is slightly subdued. A rating.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (868) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Black with a thin tan head. Smooth chocolaty aroma. Big malty flavor with lots of chocolaty milky smooth huge body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, licorice, & some bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, hops, licorice, and some spice/peppers; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Very good!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pressboxjoe (453) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle. Dark with slow burn mocha head that diminishes, but sticks around. Aroma of cocoa, cocoa, cocoa. Some bourbony vanilla oak and a hint of chili pepper. Flavor is cocoa, bourbon, subtle vanilla, and even subtler but noticeable pepper. Mostly the heat, no real pepper flavor. Wonderful silky mouthfeel. Very slight heat. An enjoyable beer. At some point in the not too distant future, when there are so many BA beers that they can no longer sell out right away or charge $15-30 for bombers, I hope they still make them and charge more like $10. Id buy a whole lot of these at $10. At $14, or $20 for Speakeasy Syndicate, or $33 for Eclipse, I really think a lot of people are going to lose interest in all but the very best ones.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beachmaster (509) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours black, with a small tan head that fades quickly. Nose is coffee, cocoa, and chili pepper. Taste follows. Taste starts with coffee and cocoa, then the peppers kick in, followed by a nice bourbon note on the finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wrlangin (224) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
Very enjoyable. Chocolate and chile notes are mild. Bourbon barrel is strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (1430) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Poured from bottle dark chocolate with a nice one finger tan head. Aromas of chocolate coffee bourbon and roasted malt. Taste is nice full creamy with notes of caramel and a balanced bourbon finish with a nice spice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Tap at hopcat, Aroma is coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is a nice blend of chocolate, peppers, vanilla, and some dark roasted malts, finishes smooth. Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1124) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Draft at Hopcat GR - pours jet black with thin tan head . Chocolaty aroma with hints of cinnamon spice . Smooth cocoa and bourbon flavors with bits of warming spice on the finish . Very good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 3.25 A: Black color. One finger of frothy light brown head, which fell quickly and left no lacing. 4.5 S: Smell of this is great. Its totally bourbon forward, but its just what I was in the mood for. Big leathery start with lots of vanilla. Melon, raisin, and caramel. The base beer offers gives a nice roastiness with chocolate and molasses. The chiles are buried way down in there. 4.25 T: The taste integrates all the wonderful smells together in a very pleasing way. The bourbon is relatively less powerful which allows the base to come out stronger. Again lots of leather, vanilla, raisin, and chocolate. Layers of caramel, hints of molasses, plenty of roast. Very nice overall. 4.75 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lots of great creaminess and supremely smooth. The alcohol is so very well hidden. The only clue that its there is a pleasant mild warming. 4.5 D: Very good beer. So much better than their regular imperial stout. ★ 983 characters DavoleBomb, Apr 06, 2014


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