Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes
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3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
My last beer run has provided me one pretty good beer and a couple a HUGE disappointments but given I've got a chocolate stout to wrap things up for the weekend, I think I'm in good hands.
A firm pour provides a white cream foam cap over a dark and rich looking body. Think mid level darkness and density for the style.
Another pour to bring out the aromas and I'm getting plenty of chocolate, a touch of cinnamon, lactose, and some light coffee grinds.
Chili in beer is almost always game over for me, but here they seem to have found a way of keeping it out tame enough to just add a bit of "what's that" vs. "oh hell not chili". The beer brings out so much chocolate, dark roast, light coffee, and then the entire malt back is mixed with cinnamon at a level that once again doesn't over power, it just sits perfectly with the malt. The end result of all these spices and flavors being mixed together is a really unique and challenging beer. Is it great? Well, no it isn't great, but it's pretty tasty and certainly a beer I'd want to share with friends due to the unique flavors and as I recall the price was around 10 for the bomber so not cheap but nothing you have to hide your credit card bill from your significant other over either.
OK the chili in the flavor is great but it is a bit hot in my gut. The body is however creamy and really smooth. A shame about the chili punch in the gut, but I'm not really into spices so you may not notice at all.
Unique and pretty tasty. Worthy of a try but not one to seek out.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2013 10:55:17 | More by bobhits
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