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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2011
I feel lucky I got this brew in a BIF then the guy decided to stop shipping brew out on his other commitments’. So here is to all you guys who got the short in of the stick. I hope the senders brews the sender got all were infected and drain pours. I split this glass with friends and poured into snifters we were greeted with big old tan head that didn’t quit, on top of a black bodied brew. The aroma of rich dark coffee dominates this brew with a slight chipotle coming up in the back end. In the taste department you get a lot of coffee at first. I think if this was marketed as a coffee brew alone it would be fantastic but the chili pepper is under done a bit. There was some but I really had to think about it to pick it out. I think it just needs a touch more chili the concept was great but it didn’t quite come thru for me. Serving type: bottle


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2099) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate, coffee, smokey chipotle. Flavour is medium sweet with a light coffee bitter finish. A little peppery heat on the tongue. Body is fairly medium. A bit on the subtle side, but smooth and very enjoayble.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Dark brown (almost black) pour with a beige swiftly dissipating head. Aromas of smoke, burnt wood, coffee, spice and black pepper. Lots of coffee in the flavour followed by a pronounced warming chilli hit. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Bomber: Almost black beer. Creamy head. Aromas of coffee, coffee roast, mocha, chocolate... Flavour is peppery, roast, bitters, nutty, malt roast, cookies, nice... Aftertaste is roast, bitters, spice/peper... Low carbo, creamy spicy mouthfeel, more than just medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14270) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and heavy coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with a chili bite. 250615

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7789) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle @ Christers. Pours almost black with a small creamy offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, sweet licorice, chilli. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, chocolate, light chilli. Medium body, average carbonation, light chilli heat. 250615

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12989) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle, 6.7%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, ho, caramel and a little vegetable. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, medium sweet, little vegetable, little chipotle, hop and medium bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, chillies and hops. Nice and smooth. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (2192) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
bottle sample from bomber bottle, poured a black colour with a tanned head, notes of dark coffee, roasted malts, dark burned chocolate, plums, spiced pepper heat, spices are pretty well balanced, nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (373) - - JUN 2, 2015
Really malty, breadlike aroma, smoked sweet oaky.. its is hard to explain. Nice dark colour, firm off white head. Creamy, round flavour, tinckles on the tongue. A little dry with hints of oak batrels, roasted bread, oatmeal and coffee and cote d’or chocolate candy. Little dry, soft pepperish oaky aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (603) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2015
Pitch black offish head. Smell is Quite subtle. Milk chocolate and toaster nuts, cottage cheese, touch of something sour. Leather, maybe some sourwood and sold. Taste is bitter sour with teach chocolate sweetness. Evolves info fizzy bitter freshness and finishes Quite smoothly. Oily creamy feel. The peppers have a subtle présence throughout. More like a part of the fizz than being really hot. Touch of yeast.


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