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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (4540) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2012
22 ounce. Super over-carbonated. Overflowing over-carbonated even after sitting for a long time in fridge. Metallic taste. Coffee. Chili. Can’t get past the metal. Not that good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7540) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle, shared with my wife. Dark brown with a scant light brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and light capsicum. Nice flavours of roast, coffee, bitter cocoa, with a light chili smokiness and a hint of heat deep in the throat. Not a bold beer, but balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bomber bottle and served in Ratebeer Tulip: Pours deep brown with a small beige head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of raost, toast, cashews, coffee, dried chocolate, grassy hops and green pepper. The taste is mostly tepid sweet and roasted malts with freezed dried coffee and very little spicy notes. Some nice smoke does appear towards the finish. The spice does get more distinct as it warms but still is far too weak for my liking. The mouth feel is equally flacid, just sort of there and chalky. Sure after half the bottle the Chipotle character finally shows... but really given the label, name and such and such this beer should be a big ballsy kick your teeth in brew... not a brew for the masses. DISAPPOINTING!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (953) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1399) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
This was actually pretty bland. Light fruit notes, stale cofffee, the chipotle is almost non-existent. Watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1626) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18740) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2657) - 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.

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