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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2374) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head that has poor retention. The aroma is weak and somewhat indistinct with traces black fruits and cardboard. The taste was watered down coffee, mocha and the lightest hint of peppers. The palate was thin and the carbonation was prickly. Finished short and unmemorable. Overall: I usually love chili beers but this just did not do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarapeaches1990 (22) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Good ending night as you pass out ? Leaves a good cocoa flavor in residual flavor. Like drinking a night cap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lehueve (9) - Calexico, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Pours very dark with a half o finger head. Aroma is smokey, coffee, some chocolate but not too much chipotles. In the taste I get some roasted coffee, smoke and a hint of chipotles in the end but not overpowering. No alcohol feel on this one. The body is medium to light, more like a Porter that a Stout. Overall, is a good beer but needs more complexity. More Coffee and chipotles would do it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottled: unk Pours black, and has a rim of light tan foam and quite a bit of clarity. Smells of herbal hops, some some, some soily dust, bits of coffee and some cardboard. Taste is empty, watered down stout with toasted and roated malts, some coffee, a little too much smoke flavor, some hints of coconut and weedy. Mouth is empty with alittle too hi carb and an off dry finish. Okay beer. My wife really dug it so she drank most of the bottle. Serving type: bottle 09-14-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
11/23/13. 22oz bottle. Black pour with a small khaki head. Roast aroma, very dry, plenty of coffee. Really rich toasty flavor, plenty of coffee, a lingering smoky heat. Bits of cream and milk chocolate. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Nice cola brown color with off white ring. Lots of chocolate and heat in the nose. Toasty malts, chilis, and bitter coffee. Pretty well balanced. A little to carbonated for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2013
I didn't notice chilies. Very very subtle. Toasted prominent. No aroma nice lasting head. In general not to exciting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
want1DIPA (227) - - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle pour. Great coffee aroma blended with a kick of heat at the end. A near perfectly blended coffee pepper stout. Ha!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
November 9, 2013 - bottle via trade. Dark brown pour with limited head. Roasted malt with spice and peppers in aroma and taste. Little bit thin in the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2931) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
A: Black Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Minimal Lacing S: Peppers, Coffee T: Coffee, Peppers M: Great Carbonation, Full Bodied, Spicy Overall, barrel aged was much better but this has a nice pepper spiciness to it.

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