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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (4565) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Black with half a finger or so of light tan head. Aromas of coffee, light chipotles, caramel, light vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, light chipotles, some sort of lactose like note that I’m not digging. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, semi-watery mouthfeel. Not quite there for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6480) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
On tap at Yard House - Long Beach, August 2014. Almost black with a small creamy head. Roasted with coffee, chocolate, some smoke and light chili. Smooth and actually quite easy to drink. A good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roast malts, chocolate, taste is rich chocolate, bitter coffee, light spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JUL 11, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with quickly fading beige edge head. Aroma is roasted malt, peppers, and spicy notes. Flavor is overall sweet with notes of roasted malt, hot peppers, and a slight coffee complexity. Finish is dry, spicy and slightly woody. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Shared with Zach over some wings, pours a dark rich black pour with a java colored head. Nose is malt and dark roasted coffee. Taste is malt and peppery and very drinkable. Not a heavy stout at all. Finish is peppery as well and ends on the same tasting notes. Descent by all means. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1796) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bomber. Pours black with brown head and aroma of coffee and light peppers. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt with a spicy, peppery undertone leading to a dry, light spicy finish. Very drinkable stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2580) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Deep brown in colour with a thin beige head, light lacing. The aroma is of coffee, light spice, chocolate and dark malts. The flavour is of coffee, chocolate, light peppers, chalky. Malty mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with some light pepper heat at the very end. Nice stuff. The peppers take a back seat. Good base stout helps.

Bottle opened on March 5, 2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (7737) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2014
22 oz bottle sampled in November 2011. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate mild chipotle notes, light smoke with only a mild peppery heat. Thin mouthfeel takes away even more. Forgettable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
Dark black pour and as I poured, I got a sweet bitter chocolate with a hint of smokey. A quick bitter taste as I first sipped and a strong roast, oaky wood flavor. A burnt bitter lingering taste. Not a top stout for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 26, 2014
Near black with no head. Cocoa and smoke with mild coffee aroma. Not much Chipotle in flavor but it shows up as a Warming sensation on the palate. Roasty and coffee notes. Lightish palate. Some chalkiness.

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