Peste Chocolate Chili Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

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Peste Chocolate Chili AlePeste Chocolate Chili Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by harrymel on 04-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
21.94%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
3
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of LouZ
2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It was an older bottle, so may have been less than perfect but poured with zero head and light aroma. Taste was chocolate and you definitely got the chile heat on the back end, lasting in your throat. That I didn't mind, as it was anticipated. But the flavors were not balanced - again, possibly due to age. Overall, this just fell flat and I not only did not finish it.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kwm5067
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of jellikit
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Bottle.
Appearance: flat cola. No head.
Smell: molasses and dried chili peppers.
Taste: dark malts with a bit of heat from the chills.. Especially in the aftertaste. A touch of cinnamon.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium-heavy body. Heat from chili peppers.
Overall: not a bad beer. Definitely one and done though. The chili peppers dominate the palate. Meh.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Liverocks
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Vogt52
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of JoeMans
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of taylor714914
2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of CSpoons
1/5  rDev -71.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.19/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

Photo of DJMonroe
5/5  rDev +42.5%

Photo of devilben02
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Kjanisch7
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of KevinDiana
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
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.

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Photo of metter98
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Peste Chocolate Chili Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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