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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Black Phoenix melds rich bold coffee with the smokey flavors of chipotle peppers, giving it just a touch of heat. To insure the freshest coffee available, we had our local Orange County friends, Kean Coffee, custom roast a batch for us. Notes of chocolate complement this complex and bold stout. This special release will only be available in limited quantities so enjoy it while it lasts.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (948) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours a deep black color with coffee and spice aroma. Taste is spicy because the chipotle pepper comes through. After the swallow, a mild coffe taste that seems to be overpowered by the spicyness. A different type of beer that was overall okay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Deep black pour with a very light, off white head. Nice, coffee aroma. Yum!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6315) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at CGarvie tasting. Bit of a gusher! It pours very dark brown with a quickly dissipating head. The nose is roasted malt, mellow caramel, vanilla, toasted coconut, chocolate, mild coffee, wood and bourbon. The taste is roasted malt, spice, earth, caramel, touch chilli pepper, cracked black pepper, light bitterness, bourbon, vanilla and warming alcohol. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Mellow and fairly well-balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (614) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
This lightly carbonated deep black color beer has a strong coffee aroma. The coffee is well balanced but the chipotle which adds a very interesting layer to this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
Bonfire nose black colour. Thick. Dense. Bit sticky.licorice Real deep and menorable. Slight vanilla. Long. Tres good. Tres tres good. Bit of acid on the brain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
bottle at home ... gushed ... deep black ... small tan head ;... vanilaa roast ... soft ligth smoke spice ... too vanilla in nose ... soft roast ... light pepper ... again too vanilla is it bourbon or just woody

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Black with small tan head. Massive aroma, dark fruit, prune, licorice, pepper. Taste is rich prune, coffee, licorice, vanilla, oak. Thick and sweet. Intense. I like this

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with OCBeerSociety. Thanks! Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Moderately spicy chili pepper, light veggie, toasty malty, coffee, chocolate aroma with a fair amount of spiciness that tickles the nose. A bit chewy malty, cocoa, roasty malty, slightly spicy, pepper, bitter coffee flavor with some spiciness on the finish. Kind of fun but I’m not positive that I enjoy the coffee element.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DannyBoyOG (4) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Dark appearance with a beautiful head. This is brewed with coffee and chipotle peppers. Amazing malt after taste. Give this one a try!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1861) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a big, pillowy head that fades slowly. Aroma is pretty faint, mostly fresh roasted coffee with a hint of peppers. Taste is decent. Coffee dominates the taste with a slight bitterness. Finish brings in a slight chipotle pepper taste without the heat. Overall, a decent stout but I was hoping for more.


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