Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes
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3.94/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a Stone IRS snifter. The pour is fairly dark (nearly black), not very viscous, and with about a finger of khaki head that dies down quickly. The nose has some of the vanilla and cinnamon and a few roasty notes, but none of the chile. It's rather subdued and not as assertive as I hoped it would be
The body on this one is just a little thin, but the flavor is really nice. I get some sweet, chocolatey, malty notes up front accentuated by the vanilla and just a whisper of cinnamon. Roastiness comes in at mid-palate and the peppers are just barely evident in the back of the mouth. There's no trace of alcohol on this one. Very drinkable and tasty.
This is the first time I've had one of these mole-inspired ``Mexican Stouts'' and the flavor is really nice. I've had (and enjoyed) Chocolate Oak-Aged Yeti, but the little hints of vanilla and cinnamon enhance the flavor really nicely. I'd like for this flavor combination to catch on and for more brewers to experiment with this style. It offers a new kind of complexity that I'd definitely like to explore more of.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 03:28:32 | More by deadonhisfeet
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