Elysian Peste

Rating: 4.25/5

This is a series from Elysian, The 12 Beers of the Apocalypse. “The End is Beer”
Beer#4 (April) Peste is a 7.5% ABV Chocolate Chile Ale brewed with cocoa, cinnamon and a blend of chipotle cayenne, ancho, guajillo and pasilla peppers.

Peste/Pestilence a.k.a La Peste or the Plague is in reference to the theory that the world will end through an epidemic of diseases that will wipe out the human race. Either that or an infection that will turn people into zombies…lol…regardless, this has been a debated theorized event that may happen in 12-21-2012 or whenever the world ends. The plague can come from anything either biological warfare, a mass amounts of insects, poisoned food or water, you name it.What a fitting name to a beer that not many people will like. A poison to unworthy palettes, but an ambrosia to the Heros of Heat. This beer reminds me a lot of the Cocoa Mole Ale of New Belgium. The dark chocolate flavors, with the cinnamon, coffee, vanilla, and the variety of chiles makes this taste like a really hot champurrado (Mexican Atole made with Flour) and I don’t mean the temperature. The spicy heat provided by this beer is sort of immense to a mild to medium heat. Let me honest, if you DO NOT LIKE SPICY FOOD STAY AWAY. My level of mild to medium could be your medium to hot or even very hot!!! It is hotter than some of the other chile beers I have tried but because it embraces the cinnamon and the dark chocolate coffee, it balances out all the heat. It is a nice beer but I’ll be honest, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the water. Now the day they brew a beer that is very hot like habanero, LOL I would probably drink it in shots or cook with it for sure :P. A good beer if you can find it though and …only if you like really spicy beers… 😛

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