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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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80
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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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devilben02

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-28-2013 13:38:15 | More by devilben02
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +14%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-07-2013 19:46:11 | More by KevinDiana
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-23-2013 16:01:46 | More by InspectorBob
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +0.9%
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 -0.3%

05-18-2013 21:11:19 | More by smithj4
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-18-2013 21:10:26 | More by Bandi
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-28-2013 20:42:06 | More by Imstillthegman
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-22-2013 04:42:15 | More by SadMachine
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-11-2013 16:54:15 | More by ShemRahBoo
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14%

03-05-2013 19:41:15 | More by imperialking
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-23-2013 22:18:19 | More by Gonzoillini
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
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 +0.6%
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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fitz284

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

01-23-2013 21:19:28 | More by fitz284
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-20-2013 05:15:10 | More by KiMiRaiK
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-14-2013 22:17:59 | More by Jspriest
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-24-2012 07:07:08 | More by Kevlee722
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sam_bliss

Washington

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a tulip on the night of the apocalypse 12/21/12 at the Elysian Capitol Hill Brewpub

A- Not super impressive. Good dark color but the head didn't stick around for long.

S- Smells of bittersweet chocolate. A bit of heat is detectable in the aroma, but nothing could have prepared me...

T- On the tip of the tongue there is a bit of sugar, but the chocolate malt/dark chocolate taste is only detectable until the chipotle, guajillo, ancho, etc peppers kick in. They kick hard and hold the tongue and throat hostage for quite some time. The cinnamon doesn't go well with the chile flavors and probably even adds to the spicy.

M- Burning sensations mostly. It's difficult to pinpoint many other details of the mouthfeel because my mouth was on fire. No stickiness.

O- It is ridiculous to try to put a numerical score on this beer, since it is so unique. I have had a few chili pepper brews but never anything as spicy as Peste. The apocalypse occurred on my palate. I will not try this again, but I am quite happy I ordered it for the experience. I recommend you try it if you can handle spiciness.

If they decide to brew a batch without the cinnamon or with some vanilla creaminess I would try it again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2012 22:52:42 | More by sam_bliss
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12-09-2012 04:48:14 | More by mportnoy
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

11-25-2012 22:14:05 | More by Jasonrm72
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A vigorous pour produces a thick inky black liquid with a smallish tan head that dissipates almost instantly. The aroma hold hints of chocolate with an earthy edge. There's a sinister herbal peppery spice aroma that lingers just beyond the point of perception. The flavor is coffee and chocolate up front with an inky stale coffee consistency. Green pepper skin flavor mixes with solid shot of capsaicin heat warms the palette long after every sip. A personal preference, but I think the cinnamon flavor adds an herbal component to the overall flavor that for me detracts from enjoying the pure pepperness. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost watery mouthfeel. This beer has got lots of layers which keeps it interesting, but for me the cinnamon confuses my taste buds.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 05:48:14 | More by johnnnniee
Peste Chocolate Chili Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.