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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our cream stout, is an indulgent beer brewed with generous amounts of English chocolate and roasted malts, as well as the traditional addition of lactose. Our stout, however, parted ways with tradition when we added over 20 pounds of Cascabel peppers to the beer. Cascabel peppers, also called Guajillo, are characterized by their earthy character and deep, smooth spiciness. The peppers were de-stemmed by hand and added to the beer post-fermentation to achieve their most potent flavor potential. They add hints of raisins and berries to the beer, as well as a subtle tingling spiciness that washes away with each gulp.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (888) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
I know people love this but Iím not sure it works. Interesting cream aroma mixed with smoky peppers. Very dark with no head. This drank like a milk stout with a creamy and syrupy palate. Carbonation was not specifically high. Roasted malts, some sweetness and roasted spice. There was a burn at the back of the throat. Clever but definitely not my favorite by this brewery.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours black without much head. Smell is lightly roasty malts. Taste is roasted malt and a thin to medium body. Maybe a touch of pepper flavor in there but not much at all. The cascabel spiciness really comes through in the aftertaste and leaves a light tingly heat that lingers for quite a bit. Not overpowering, but you definitely canít miss it either. Would have liked a bit darker, roastier flavor and richer body, but the spice level and flavor combination is really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1036) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Black pour with a creamy beige head and tons if lacing. Aroma us a strong nutty and roasty blend. Taste is nutty, coffee, and chocolate. Slightly earthy. Smooth palate. Didnít get any pepper spice, but this is a really nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3863) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Location: Draft at Ginger Man - Houston, 2/11/14

Aroma: The nose is roasted malt, coffee, and plenty of chocolate
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with a decent sized brown head and mild lace
Flavor: The taste is roasted coffee and chocolate upfront with a pretty peppery finish to it
Palate: This beer has a smooth and creamy feel on the mouth, with a long, spicy finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty interesting one. I didnít realize I was getting a pepper beer, and the nose and the early part of the flavor didnít lead me that way either, but I get plenty of pepper from the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (1650) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
I love a good pepper beer but didnít even realize thatís what this was when I grabbed a growlerful at Premium Draught. Rich, roasty, smoky aroma. Taste is chocolate and more chocolate with the pepper spice kick seemingly muted by the smooth creaminess. Makes me want to try adding peppers to a chocolate milkshake.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Draft at Hi Hat Austin Tx...pours ink black with thin tan head andnlow carbonation. Mild lacing. Stong coffee roast nose with similar taste adding smokiness and small chili taste and heat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nellycale (183) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Draught. Inky black pour with small quickly fading head. Nose is strong coffee, heavy roast, earth. Flavor is meat, light smoke, strong dirt, strong coffee, with a light not too dominant burn from the peppers. Not overly spicy like some pepper beer. Creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerenberger (1423) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2013
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, with hints of peppers. Pours a beautiful thick black with a mostly diminishing tan head and no lacing. The taste is much like the nose. Roasted malts, chocolate, and a wonderful slow burn of peppers on the back end. Full body with soft carbonation. Smooth bodied. Overall, a delightful beer. I like the way the peppers creep up on you. They are there but they don't dominate the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wordsworth (131) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Draft pour. Pours black with a dark tan head that dissipates. Smells like roasted malt, grain and espresso. Tastes like it smells, though not much cream influence. Aftertaste has a strong peppery feel that creeps up. The pepper made an otherwise average stout unique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mulletreeve (17) - - MAR 7, 2013
On tap at Draughthouse. Typical espresso color, but the minimal head disappeared in my 15 second conversation with my fellow bar mates. Taste is middle of the pack milk stout, nice but somewhat uneventful... at first. And then the Cascabel peppers kick in, and add a layer of flavor that elevates this beyond middle of the pack. Not much carbonation, somewhat dry and just a tad smoky, but the peppers offer food pairing options that are quite promising. Would likely be great with sour cream / tomatillo / avocado based enchiladas sauces, or a burger with a strong cheese. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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