Wicked Weed Xibalba
Wicked Weed Xibalba is a Pumpkin Ale brewed with cocoa nibs, chiles and spices, 8% ABV. Bottled 9/30/15, opened 12/07/15.
This pours with a nice dark brown color and a quickly dissipating off white head. The aroma really has all that I expected, mild pumpkin, a bit of chocolate, and some good chili and spice. The taste brings in some dry roast, bitter chocolate, and some mild chili flavor and even milder heat. I’m not getting much in the way of pumpkin though. This is not a crazy fresh bottle but I wouldn’t expect that the pumpkin flavor would fade considerably. The mouth-feel is maybe a bit thin, and as flavorful as this is on the front end, it kind of falls away quickly on the back.
Overall this was really quite good, and since I got around to trying this in early December, the lack of pumpkin kind of worked for me.