RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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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3.5
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2017
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Bourbon, wood, peppers, pumpkin and spice. I dislike pumpkin spices, this was somewhat muted but still there.

4.1
DocLock (11109) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2017
Bottle from Smith's. Pours turbid, dark brown with tan head. Nose was oaky bourbon, chili pepper, chocolate, yeasty, cheesy feety, pumpkin. Tastes rich, complex, smooth, with heavy pumpkin and spice notes, cacao, pepper, vanilla. Delicious.

4.2
ehaak26 (725) - - OCT 22, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Complex aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, bourbon, and pumpkin spice.

3.9
tightslice (1448) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Bottle from Jax Beer & Wine in Cumming, GA. Aroma is sweet pumpkin pie with dark chocolate, spiced pumpkin syrup, sweet potato brownies. Taste is creamy chocolate pumpkin with some spiced earthiness (but I’m not getting a ton of the pepper spice). Pretty good but I was expecting something a little more jacked up.

3.4
DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’ place. Thanks troubles. Brown. Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, chili, spices, some chocolate, alcohol, caramel, sweet, mildly hot finish.

3.8
zvikar (6519) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 29, 2017
Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of spices, bourbon, vanilla, wood, flavor of bourbon, coconut, chocolate, spices, medium to full bodied, nice

4.3
magsinva (1444) - 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
DiarmaidBHK (5948) - 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 it’s booze well. Finished nice.

4
ChainGangGuy (4932) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2016
12.7 ounce bottle - Sherlock’s (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
wombat23 (1833) - 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. Didn’t get much pumpkin flavor, but still a nice brew.


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