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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dhunter151 (544) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours black with no head. Both the coffee and chipotle flavors are very subdued. Smoke, oak, sweet malt as well. I think I got a bad bottle. Not much carbonation and a little tart which I don't think is right. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Not a bad stout. Pours a dark chocolate color and leaves a brownish head. Has an aroma of chocolate and coffee with a hint of spice. Taste is much the same. An initial kick of spice due to the chipotle followed by notes of chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nappytrails (4) - - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
Gorgeous color in the glass. Chocolate, coffee and toasted malt on the nose and palate. However, what I love about this beer is its elusive heat from the chipotle. Serve this beer too cold and you'll miss out on the spice, but let it warm up just a little, and you will be in chipotle heaven: not so spicy that it limits its audience, but definitely a beer any hot sauce aficionado would love. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (978) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2539) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Deep black pour with a very light, off white head. Nice, coffee aroma. Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6812) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (642) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (558) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2321) - 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

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