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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 40   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (837) - 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 (753) - 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 (17016) - 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 (2930) - 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
adnielsen (10037) - 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 (2709) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5501) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Dark brown with red. Big coffee in the aroma is nice. That also comes through strongly in the flavor. Bittering hops. Smoke is light. This is what a coffee stout should be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
In the glass it has an almost black color with an off white head. The aroma has some coffee with mild notes of cocoa and spice. The flavor is dominated by coffee almost espresso like. The peppers kick in on the finish then grow to a spicy smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bs476 (80) - - NOV 23, 2012
A spicy and fun Stout. Not as viscous as most. Enjoyable for the crispness the chipotle adds. Long finish, but nose is subdued. Foam is airy without the typical thick head I expect from a creamy stout. Color is coke-brown with slight red tinge. Chipotle sits in the back of the mouth for an extended period. Would recommend! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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