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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ale brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, and cinnamon sticks.

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Strykzone (7889) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
Sampled on dld eve. So much isbgoing on here. Peppers and spices. So good.

brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Black in color and almost flat. The aroma is almost herbal. Very much spicy, but it has an almost ginger aroma to it, though the chili peppers and cinnamon are there. Lots of licorice and roasted malt, too. The flavor is quite a bit sweeter than expected. Licorice, molasses, and burnt sugar to go with a bit of chocolate. The same chili character with a dash of cinnamon. Certainly an intensely flavored beer.

JohnnyJ (5575) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
750 ml bottle. Dark dark brown pour, with a tan head. Roasty, milk chocolate, earthy chili, cinnamon, light smoke, and cocoa powder. Suprisingly lacking in heat. Enjoyable.

mixmasterob (1060) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2012
Huge thanks to phaleslu for sending this my way. Split with some friends. Black pour. Aroma was just a tad off putting. There was a big time minty presence that was out of place, can’t think of where that came from. Somewhat floral with some roasty notes. Flavors almost resembled a York, lots of mint with some chocolaty undertones. Had high hopes for this one and it missed a bit. Maybe an off batch... Regardless, I loved getting the opportunity to try it!

_honus_ (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
Root beer float head with opaque chocolate color. Cinnamon on the nose and palate, tastes like a fine Mexican coffee. So surprising and delicious. A standout favorite in my book. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

nimbleprop (9059) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
750ml bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some red head. Nose is gross, mint tooth paste, chemicals, lavendar, chamomile. Flavor is chocolate and chamomile, kombucha tea. Gross. BLEGH!!!

GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
750mL thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours deeper black with a larger tan head. Thicker sheety lace. Nose is sweeter mint toothpaste with sweet red candies. Thick toffee character with Godiva liquor. Taste is odd: tangy, big cinnamon chocolate, thicker hot chocolate. Actually quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
75cl bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Small brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cinnamon, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some ancho, light cinnamon. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

BeerandBlues2 (14515) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2017 Bottle shared by ygtbsm94 and then at Cork and Craft, 5-10-17. Pours opaque with a small, frothy tan head and medium retention. Aroma is moderate roast and chocolate malt with light mint and earthy hops, cinnamon, prunes, figs and vanilla. Flavor is moderate chocolate and roast malt, vanilla, cinnamon, peppers, brown sugar, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) deep black with thick dark tan head. Nose of fudge, chocolate, cinnamon, complex and rich. Taste of vanilla, fudge, cinnamon, dark chocolate, cocoa, very rich. Thick creamy body with nice vanilla linger.

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