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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ale brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, and cinnamon sticks.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Whoa, lots of chiles in the nose initially. Further inspection reveals dark chocolate, roasty malt, green peppers. Taste joins the above together, failing to create a Hunahpu clone. Too much pepper character, I'll pass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrSquash (83) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Pours jet black and very viscous/syrupy. Nose is of sweet chocolate and cinnamon. Flavors starts out with heavy cinnamon paired with chocolate and mild roast. Finishes boozy and cinnamon. Very nice blend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3614) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Multiple samples over the years. Pours black as night with a small lacking head and no lacing. Nose is huge cinnamon char vanilla and coco nibs. Flavors are huge dark chocolate big coco nibs lite cinnamon burnt notes in the finish. Viscous body. Great stuff but a bit too over hyped.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (898) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2016
On tap at Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes (Virginia) Aroma: cinnamon, chocolate, peppers, roasty Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Excellent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (1074) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 28, 2016
On tap at Harrys Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is cinnamon, chocolate fudge, vanilla, mild peppers. Taste is supremely rich chocolate and cinnamon with just the right touch of vanilla and very mild earthy peppers. Mouthfeel is rich and oily. TAN AS THE NIGHT!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (988) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle, from Greg (gregwilsonstl) -- thanks for being so generous! Motor oil is a description that gets thrown a lot, but I dont think Ive ever seen a beer that looks more like it. Its a gorgeous, thick, viscous black that got me excited from the moment I started pouring it. The taste wasnt what I was expecting, though, with a subdued heat from the peppers, and a noticeable vegetal taste that clashed with the massive imperial stout base. Good, but not as good as Id hyped it up to be (which I fully admit is my own stupid fault).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clareeses (43) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2016 On draft at Perennial, 2016 edition. Cacao and roasted coffee aroma, Pours deep brown, syrupy mouthfeel that gets more and more unpleasant as you drink, barely-there carbonation. Chocolate flavors and ancho chile finish. A good winter beer for a chilly day, but I could only tolerate about 5 oz of it due to an increasingly sticky and syrupy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nische (1991) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2016
Sample at CBC Green Session 2016. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Spicy, cinnamon and gingerbread aroma and taste with big chocolate, light hazelnut and a growing, lingering, light chili bite. Full bodied, with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1924) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Ive had this delicious beer several times, not sure why I havent rated it until now. Shared a year-old 11/2015 vintage bomber into rocks glasses. Poured an opaque black colour with sudsy brown foam, long-lasting with lace, alcoholic legs when swirled. Rich malts, bready, toasty, roasty, suggestive of chocolate and nondescript hoppy balance. You can definitely taste the capsicum, cacao, and cinnamon, and though this beer is way too robust to strictly consider balanced, but no one flavour is overpowering. Well-conceived and well-executed. Medium-full body, big round mouthfeel, moderate carbonation to splash it all around on your palate, lingering multi-layered aftertaste. Very, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Borup (12448) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. Black with a beige head., Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, spice, caramel, chocolate, hot chili and cinnamon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (3243) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2016
750ml bottle from trade with sheepdog. Poured black with a small creamy dark tan head. Aroma of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, black malts, chili powder, and some sweeter dark fruit. Taste mimics the nose. Cinnamon dominates! Would have liked a little more heat from the chilis. Really good stuff!

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