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Peste Chocolate Chili Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

Peste Chocolate Chili AlePeste Chocolate Chili Ale

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BA SCORE
80
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89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 22.86%


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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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Mora2000:
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a small tan head. The aroma has a good bit of cinnamon in it as well as some earthy pepper notes and chocolate. The flavor has a good bit of spicy, green pepper notes. There is also some definitely cayenne pepper in the flavor. The cinnamon and chocolate are hidden in the flavor behind the spicy pepper notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 00:00:13 | More by Mora2000
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JoeMans

New York

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-22-2014 22:44:44 | More by JoeMans
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.9%

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Maryland

1/5  rDev -71.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.
This is a must try for any lovers of spicy foods and lovers of stouts. A great idea for a beer this is well made and in balance and would be a hit for desert as well.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2013 01:24:18 | More by scottbrew4u
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Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71.4%

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Washington

5/5  rDev +42.9%

08-02-2013 18:28:26 | More by DJMonroe
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-28-2013 13:38:15 | More by devilben02
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-15-2013 19:24:11 | More by Kjanisch7
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.3%

07-12-2013 17:17:05 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-11-2013 16:46:47 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Washington

3/5  rDev -14.3%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark cola brown (like a Coke) in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some very dark amber highlights. The beer has a very thin beige in color that quickly reduces to an extremely thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are light to moderate amounts of chile spiciness that intensifies as the beer warms.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of chocolate malts with some lighter hints of cinnamon but the overall flavor of this beer is really dominated by the chiles. There is a light amount of smokiness from the chipotle pepper and a decent amount of heat which lingers through the finish and beyond.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slight amounts of spicy heat that builds as you drink the beer.

O: The spiciness of this beer builds in intensity as you continue to drink it and it intensifies after each sip, also it lingers for a good while. It reminds a bit of Mexican hot chocolate but with a lighter amount of chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 21:22:37 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color - traces of brown are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a thin off white head that disappeared almost instantaneously, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
A: Light aromas of chilies and other spices are present in the nose.
T: The beer doesnt start off too spicy, but the chili spices start kicking in towards the finish and linger through the aftertaste. No chocolate flavors are noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat dry and spicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Compared to other beers in the style, this beer isn't that difficult to drin because the chili spices aren't overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 21:21:50 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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New Jersey

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Delaware

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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Illinois

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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Dark brown with a thin tan head

S-dark chocolate syrup with a hint of spicy chili. It's a pretty faint scent.

T-comes in with a surprisingly spicy of red chili pepper and dark grains. It's almost watery too though somehow which is making this almost disappointing. I love the amount of spice it has though. Has a nice cocoa after-taste to it.

M-very light carbonation, almost watery.

O-I always get so excited for chili beers. I was not completely let down by this. I hated the watery aspect to it, but I loved the heat! I was a fan of the chili flavor and that it lacked any smokiness common in chili beers.the cocoa was kept to a decent amount but could've been stronger.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2013 22:10:11 | More by AdamBear
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oline73

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Pours a very dark brown with a quarter finger of off white head that disappears quickly. There are lots peppers in the nose, but it's a hot sauce sort of burn with a note that reminds me of cumin. Roast shows up in the smell, but the pepper dominates. The taste is full of hot peppers. The cumin shows up here as well. The roast shows up behind the heat with some dark chocolate as well. The finish is quite hot. The body is a bit syrupy and the carbonation bubbles are large.

This is a rather hot beer, but the pepper burn was unusual. Reminds me of hot sauce.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 13:31:18 | More by oline73
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Peste Chocolate Chili Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.