Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse # 4 - Peste Chocolate Chili Ale

RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
12 Beers of the Apocalypse #4. Peste Chocolate Chili Ale will plague you with the rich flavors of cocoa, chilies, and cinnamon in a beer of 7.5% ABV. A blend of Peruvian cocoa, Ceylon cinnamon, and chipotle, guajillo, pasilla, and cayenne peppers make this beer a unique distraction from the approaching end of the world as we know it. Brewed with Pale, Munich, C-77 Crystal, and Chocolate malts with roasted flaked barley, and nominally bittered with Magnum, this is the fourth of our 12 Beers of the Apocolypse heralding the winding down of the Mayan calendar.

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Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to black with a tan head that goes snap crackle pop until it looks pratically flat, I hate that. The aroma is strong in cinnamon, chipotle peppers, cocoa. The taste is a blend of cinnamon and chipotle peppers, wow, this has some serious heat. Chocolate comes through too, especially in the aftertaste, and lots more heat. Body is medium, carbonation is medium. Overall I liked this beer, one ugly beer, if they fixed that, this would score much higher I think. The heat isn’t for everyone, but I really dug it, without that, personally I would be looking at a much lower score.

Ratman197 (15376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bomber poured clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan bubbles. Aromas of dark chocolate, chipotles and cinnamon. Palate was medium bodied asnd smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, chipotles, cinnamon and earthiness with a smooth warming lingering cinnamon chocolate finish.

JHunter (772) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a red tint a slim brown head which dissipates quickly. The aroma is strong chocolate upfront with a chili spice in the background. Flavour is very strong spicy pepper with a medium heat a hints of chocolate in the background but the pepper spice is a little to intense

hopscotch (11247) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Draft… This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. The nose is a decadent mélange of milk chocolate, fudge, and deeply roasted malts. Medium-bodied with zippy carbonation. The flavor provides fudge and dark chocolate trailed by chili pepper warmth. Raspy, assertive chili pepper finish. World class effort!

tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
On draft and Interstate. Pours black with very thin head. Nose has chocolate, roasted malts and hints of pepper. Taste is dominated chili pepper, moderate heat, hint of chocolate and cinnamon. The heat was overdone in my opinion.

Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Decent novelty beer. Stout-like appearance. Chocolate nose with a hint of roast. The carbonation and extremely spicy chiles take some getting used to and a smoky overtone adds some complexity. Decent.

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of chocolate, hot peppers, and malt. Poured very dark brown in color with a tiny, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium to heavily spicy. Tastes of malt, cocoa, roasting, hot peppers, chilies, and other spicy peppers. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, hot pepper finish. By far one of the better ‘hot,’ spicy beers I have had.

punkinold (3) - West Kingston, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 11, 2012 does not count
22 oz. Bomber. Poured a dark chocolate color with no head retention. Aroma of chocolate and chipotle. First sip was intriguing with hints of chocolate, cinnamon and smoke then came the heat to the back of the throat. Not very hot but noticeable. This is a light sipper with many friends sharing one bottle. More interesting than good.

Gerbeer (4024) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
650 ml bottle from 16th St. Pours a black with little head that dissipates quickly into cola like bubbles then completely disappears. Aromas of chocolate and hickory but not very strong. A very short initial taste of chocolate and roasted malts followed swiftly by significant heat and again a bit of hickory smoke. Leaves behind a lot of heat in the back of the mouth and throat. Interesting, but I think I would rather have a good beer to go with a spicy meal as opposed to putting the heat in the beer. Or just eat really hot BBQ chips...

trujahwarrior (515) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2012
This is one interesting brew, it smells of peppers and chocolate. The appearance is dark as expected. As far as taste goes this brew is all over the place, chocolate and roasted flavors up front and then bam the peppers hit you in the back end and are really hot. It had a medium mouthfeel on the palate. I really enjoyed this beer but can understand why its not for everyone.

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