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Peste Chocolate Chili Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Peste Chocolate Chili AlePeste Chocolate Chili Ale

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 22.51%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: harrymel on 04-16-2012)
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Black color. Fizzy light brown head fizzes away at breakneck speed and leaves no lacing. I'll give them a break since I know chilis do a number on head.

5.0 S: Smells wonderful. Huge hit of that unique chili aroma. This doesn't bitch out like a lot of other chili beers. After that there is almost as much chocolate. The cinnamon ties it all together. I was initially going to give the nose a 4.5, but after a few more whiffs I realized that this is perfect.

4.5 T: Again the big three are back. Lots of chili flavor, lots of cocoa, and just the right amount of cinnamon. A bit of roast, a bit of grain, and a moderate malty sweetness. But, perhaps the thing I like best is the heat this brings. It's intense by beer standards, but still totally manageable. Very well put together beer.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This is definitely lacking creaminess, which would make the mouthfeel so much better, but at least I get a good warming that lasts and lasts.

4.0 D: Aside from the mouthfeel lacking, this is a stellar chili beer. It offers a lot more heat than the many chili beers that are made for broader audiences and I appreciate that.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 22:41:50 | More by DavoleBomb
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Beer was served in a tulip glass with an opaque, black color and a two finger frothy tan head. Some lacing develops on the glass as it goes down. The aroma is of dark roasted and burnt malt with intense chili pepper notes and rich, dark chocolate with hints of dried plums. Hops are not really making there presence known in this beer.
First taste the chili brings a heavy hit of spice that comes riding on the remaining head. The flavor quickly unfolds to layers of chocolate and cream with a rich malty backbone. Hops silently add balance and leave the finish on this beer not too sweet. As this beer continues, the heat from the chiles becomes more faded and the rich layers of malt shine. Velvety smooth mouthfeel with a medium to full body body and creamy carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden in this flavorful beer.
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Peste Chocolate Chili Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.