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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


porternator's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
porternator (2) - - MAY 19, 2012
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10378) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2016
22 oz bottle at the ISKTR 2016, Hervanta, Finland. Bottled on 03/23/2016. Courtesy of tiong.
Black color with a small tan head. Mild coffee and roasted malt in the aroma. Strong roasted malt and moderate chili in the flavor. Quite pleasant. Lacking the chili a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jultsu (745) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
@ISKTR 2016. Nopea kohtalainen vaahto, ruskeanmusta väri. Tyypillinen laimeahko stouttimainen tuoksu, liian kuohuva överihapokas suutuntuma, jälkifiilis lievän poltteinen, kaukana oluesta, lähinnä kolamainen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9281) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
65 cl bottle @ ISKTR 2016.
Pours dark mahogany red color with a small head. Aroma is oaky, chocolate, coffee and cocoa. Flavor is chocolate, coffee / vegetable notes, mild chili burn, roasted malts. A bit disappointing.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
65 cl bottle @ ISKTR ’16
Aroma is musty with metallic tones. Flavour has licorice, saltiness, some peaty(!) notes and coffee. Nice. A bit foamy palate. The chili here is moderate though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6443) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
650ml bottle @ ISKTR. Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, chocolate, chipotle, hints of cocoa. Taste is sweetish, carbonated and earthy with some roastiness, cocoa, coffee and chocolate. Finish is heavily carbonated, slightly earthy and spicy with hints of chipotle, coffee and chocolate. A bit too heavily carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11023) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to RandomStrangerNL. Dark brown with a short lived tan head. Aroma of coffee, light smoke, fruity chilli notes, dark chocolate, malt and caramel. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with a disturbing high carbonation and developing chilli warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9001) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2016
Bomber shared with Kermis. Thin ring tan head. Clear almost black pour. Subtle chilli notes. Lots of coffee

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2181) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2016
Pours black with s tan head and good lacing. Taste is dry, cocoa, and coffee. Ends slightly sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle from Nie. Chipotle Coffee Stout 6.7% sweet red berry and pepper with soft coffee in the aroma. Medium to light bodied. The taste is very berry - probably oxidized, some chocolate, a bit of heat that is cumulative and some coffee in the finish. I liked it well enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9305) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2016
Bomber. Phenolic nose with tons of berries, chocolate, bell peppers. Dark brown with orange tints, lace. Big berries flavor, some chili, cola, burn in the end. A touch oxidized. Ok.


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