Thisis12ptfont (857) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
RABinCO (1366) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
crossovert (7569) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was actually pretty bland. Light fruit notes, stale cofffee, the chipotle is almost non-existent. Watery.
JPDurden24 (1595) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
robzilla (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Baadnewsbear (17) - - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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MattH (649) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
porternator (2) - - MAY 19, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.