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100
98
style
RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, and cinnamon sticks.

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3932) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2017
6 oz draft pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, chili, spice and some toffee. Taste is chocolate, cinnamon, coffee and a hint of spice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1301) - Bled, SLOVENIA - FEB 2, 2017
On [email protected] basement: pours oily black, haze with foamy brown head. Aroma: roasted grain, dark malts, cinnamon, cacao nibs, vanilla, sherry-like alconol note. Flavor is very similar with similar intensity: dark bittersweet chocolate, gentle coffe note of sark malts, roasted, cinnamon, vanilla, molasses, cacao nibs, gentle chilli burnt before finish. Thick body, smooth carbonation and low carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (46673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2017

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Perennial Abraxas ].
Dark dark black black color with a small, fair lacing, fully diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, spicy, maple, cinnamon, pecan nuts, light to moderate alcohol. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate, cacao nibs, chili fruit, maple. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20170109]
9-4-9-4-18

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2320) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2017
On tap at Bricks in Blaine, they have it listed as "Mexican"? Pours oily black with a deep full chocolate frothy head that slowly settles to a wispy film and collar. Aroma is strong cinnamon chocolate coffee chilli very interesting. Taste is all the above with a chalky dry finish. Very well hidden alcohol and dry. Tasty, but whoa on the cinnamon!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (557) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle (750ml $20): Black like motor oil. No head. Full bodied.Strond chocholate aroma. Taste is bitter sweet chocholate with some spice. Light carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_queue (124) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Pours our black & oily. Pitch black in the glass. Small but dense dark-brown head. Rich aromas of cocoa and cinnamon with subtle peppers and booze in the back. Huge bittersweet cocoa flavors dominate the palate; cinnamon & a bit of peppers in the middle. Finishes with booze and even more dark, acidic cocoa. Super thick, milky, and smooth body; no carbonation; finishes dry and hot. Ridiculously drinkable and delicious. The hype is real!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickd717 (4429) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JAN 9, 2017
Unexpectedly, this is one of the best beers Ive ever had, and the best Ive had in at least a year. Draft at Mikkeller Bar SF. Black with a mocha head that sticks around and leaves a thick ring. Aroma is amazing, cocoa, cinnamon sticks, roast, only mild molasses. Flavor is an amazing balance of sweet chocolate, bitter coffee grounds, and a restrained but noticeable chile heat. Incredibly soft and smooth feel with the booze very well hidden. Supreme drinkability for the style. Wow. Have had too many crap impy stouts recently and this reminded me what a great example of the style can truly be. Only problem is that its from my arch nemesis city (if a city can be that) of St. Louis, which is a hellhole cesspool of a place, but hey, at least they have at least one good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
back (2023) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2017
Sort skum brun kort Kage kanel ndder kakao malt citrus Bitter lidt sd meget Cremet bld @f 😋👍

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (24708) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2017
Draft @ CBC 2016. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate vanilla cinnamon aroma. Roasted malty chocolate vanilla flavor with hints of chili. Has a roasted malty chocolate vanilla and chili finish with hints of cinnamon.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (7037) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2017
Pours black, small grey head. Smell is intense, spice, cinnamon. bit of peppers. Taste is intense, some chili ( but balanced ) some cinnamon ( on the virge of too much ) Nice mouthfeel, big intensity. Nice. Perhaps on the border a bit, but still very good.


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