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RATINGS: 167   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (857) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Roasted coffee and burnt caramel on the aroma. Solid black color with a thick tan foam. Flavors of caramel, coffee and cocoa with a subtle spice on the finish. Overall, a nice, deep roasted malty flavor on this one. Dark and delicious. B+ rating.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1366) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark, dark brow not quite black with tons of carbonation producing an extra-large tan head. Aroma is sweet, roasted, with a hint of the chilis but no real coffee aroma. Initial taste is a good, solid warming stout with just a hint of peppery tingle, but the chipotle adds a bit of smoke more than spice. Not much coffee at first, but that definitely comes through as the beer warms. Great compliment to a good, charred steak.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7569) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
This was actually pretty bland. Light fruit notes, stale cofffee, the chipotle is almost non-existent. Watery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1595) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pours black, with a tannish head. Aroma is roasty and somkey with some coffee and chocolate. Taste is similar with a little pepper bite. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robzilla (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
Pours black, with a thin tan head. Nose is roasty malt, chocolate and coffee. Nice and smooth a little smokiness. Nice stout, the flavors work well together.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak smoky chili hints. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with hints of chili. Has a roasted malty chocolate and chili finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Deep dark brown liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of pumpernickel, some smoked chili, light coffee, ash and bread. Taste is dry and light bitter with some roasted chili and just a light burn. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent stout with nice, smokey chili notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baadnewsbear (17) - - JUN 16, 2012
This beer is one of my favorites at bootleggers. Got a growler yesterday. Poured dark with a think creamy head. The aroma is smoky, and malty. The taste is also smoky, a bit of chipotle, chocolate, malts, and a little pepper. Very enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattH (649) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Tap. Black pour. Aroma of fresh high quality coffee. Flavor is coffee with a some chipotle pepper in the finish. For a stout the body is light. Very nice, very fresh beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
porternator (2) - - MAY 19, 2012 does not count
I’ve tried 2 other beers from Bootleggers, Black Tuesday and Chocasauraus Rye, and this orange County Brewery does not disappoint. The Aroma is coffee and Chocolate roasted malts. On second inhale hints of cocoa powder, mild roasted chili’s and real mild hops piney scent come thru with the coffe and roasted malts. Thin light brown head that that dissapears in a hurry. It is very dark. I held it up next to one of the flood lights in my kitchen and still could not see through it. As for the taste, it is almost exactley like it smells I can’t even taste the alcohol. The chili is noticeable as an aftertaste but its more of a mild tingle on the back of your throat. As for the mouth feel It’s not thin as some may suggest (think a little less than Oatmeal Stout). Overall I’d say this beer is top notch. I am just hopping to find it closer to home next time.


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