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RATINGS: 162   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - 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 (2144) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattH (635) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4774) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Dark black in color, clear with a thin head. Big Dark roast malt and chocolate aroma and flavor. Love the coffee flavors this was a very tasty brew. Strong flavors and dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle. Smells like coffee, chalkboard, chocolate. Pours thick dark black brown with a tan head. Incredible taste, full of complexity. Maltiness of the stout, coffee, chocolate, and a finish of subtle chipotle. Long lasting finish - one of my favorite beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2012
ruby-sepia, thinnest cream ring. Nose is ultra stale, plum, mushroom, light chocolate, stale roasts. Flavor is dry roast, burnt, very flabby watery profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, fizzy beige head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is chocolate, black pepper, roasted malt, figs, black cherries, earthy hops, and light vanilla. Flavor is malt dominate with supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; dry, peppery finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and nutty malt, dates and prunes, woody and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, faint hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.

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