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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Xibalba is our pumpkin ale, brewed with cacao nib, ancho, serrano, and habenaro chiles with fall spices. This version has been Bourbon barrel aged with ancho chiles, cacao nibs, vanilla and pumpkin spices.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva (1199) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle from Wicked Weed - wow with the sweet from the pumpkins, the heat from the ancho chilies, the pumpkin spices, the chocolate, the barrel aging, and the leftover sweet potatoes, it just works. Lovely!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK (4455) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle from Wicked Weed. Pours Coca Cola brown with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Nice mix of pumpkin, chile, oak, Bourbon, and chocolate. All of those flavors are there on the tongue. The heat of the chiles balances well with the bourbon and cocoa. Hides its booze well. Finished nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4874) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2016
12.7 ounce bottle - Sherlocks (Kennesaw) in Marietta, Georgia. Date Bottled: 08.03.16 Appearance: Pours a ruddy brown body with a very, very thin, light beige head. Smell: Big on the bourbon, big on the chocolate with some booze-soaked spices (mainly cinnamon) and a bit of the peppers. Taste: Chocolaty nibs dunked in simple syrup with a noted sweetness upfront gives way to bourbon-basted, charred-up oak, toasted chiles (less vegetal than the standard Xibalba) and some cinnamon and vanilla sugar. Warming alcohol character. Finishes fairly sweet with lingering chocolate-bourbon and just a faint, faint, faint hint of heat. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Lightly carbonated. Overall: It all melds together nicely. A real sweet, slow-sipper of a beer. The original was fine, a bit of a clodhopper, really, but this was a nice step up.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (1144) - Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle. Bottled on 8/30/2016. Pours almost black with a short-lived tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, roast, and spice. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, spice, subtle chili pepper, oak, spice. Didnt get much pumpkin flavor, but still a nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (786) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Aroma: lots of bourbon; Appearance: very dark amber with thin white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: huge flavors of bourbon, spice, maltiness, cocoa, chile; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: quite good, although the bourbon dominates mostly. Would definitely get again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2016
On tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont. Dark brown body with medium tan head. Nose is spicy, pumpkins and fruits. Taste is chiles, spices and pumpkins for sure. Quite nice. Smooth and creamy. Chocolate in the finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4701) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2016
375 mL bottle. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is of cocoa, cinnamon, toast, smoked chilies, heavy oak, earth, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is of bourbon, cocoa, wood, smoked chilies, spices and a light pepper burn in the finish. Well made complex brew.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4946) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle. The look is clear, reddish brown in color, and tannish head. The smell is great, whiskey, alcohol, candy, fruit, spice, chocolate, chiles, and mole. The taste is a little sweet, spices, chocolate, alcohol, and just good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2898) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Draft at Burial burnpile. Appearance is dark brown with a slight red hue. Aroma and taste are chocolate, light pumpkin spices, touch of pepper. Gets sweeter as it warms with some oak coming through.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (11259) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2016
375 ml bottle. Bottled on 08/30/16. (Wilburs Total Beverage) Ft Collins, CO.
Halloween rooftop rating session in the dark. Chicago, IL.

Clear dark reddish brown color with a small bubbly head. Sweetness, Bourbon, mild vegetables, sweet malt, spices and a touch of chili in the aroma. The flavor is spices, pumpkin, sweet malt, Bourbon, vanilla, mild cacao and a tiny touch of chili. Super balanced. One of the best pumpkin beers ever. I would have enjoyed a bit more chili but thats just me... I love chili. On the other hand it wouldve ruined the balance... probably.


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