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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 40   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.


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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2517) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
On tap at the source. Nitro. Pours dark brown to black. Creamy mocha head. Aroma is coffee and malt. Flavor is slight coffee slight roast. And a nice very slight burn on the finish. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Dark pour and dark malt aroma. Coffee flavor similar to a mild Belgian roast. Finishes dark malt bitterness without being astringent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/18/15] Draught at Bootlegger’s Brewery in Fullerton. Dark brown to black with tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, a bit of cocoa and a light chili hint. Roasty flavor with coffee, some sweetness, a bit of chocolate and a mildly hot chili finish. Medium-bodied.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep opaque maroon brown color, beige head. Nice aroma of coffee, dark bitter chocolate, more coffee. Taste is very roasty cofee grounds, some heat from the peppers. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"At first, I was wishing this were an imperial. A sturdier backbone would do wonders for this beer. While that still holds, this 6% stout opened up VERY nicely. Not getting any real smokuness from the chipotle peppers, but the interplay and balance of coffee, pepper, and roasted malt was great. Smooth brew too

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2577) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Ah, finally! About time I had something good tonight, thanks at Rachelle for the bottle. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Tight speckled lacing graces the sides of the glass. The smell had a bold blast of roasty robust coffee bean backed up by a light chipotle /peppery heat - quite enjoyable. The taste was really balanced well between the coffee and the chipotle heat. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Decent dry texture pervades nicely with the heat settling in underneath. Overall, good stout with chipotle heat adding a nice complexity. Would have again if I could get it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (2870) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Black with half a finger or so of light tan head. Aromas of coffee, light chipotles, caramel, light vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, light chipotles, some sort of lactose like note that I’m not digging. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, semi-watery mouthfeel. Not quite there for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5630) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
On tap at Yard House - Long Beach, August 2014. Almost black with a small creamy head. Roasted with coffee, chocolate, some smoke and light chili. Smooth and actually quite easy to drink. A good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roast malts, chocolate, taste is rich chocolate, bitter coffee, light spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JUL 11, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with quickly fading beige edge head. Aroma is roasted malt, peppers, and spicy notes. Flavor is overall sweet with notes of roasted malt, hot peppers, and a slight coffee complexity. Finish is dry, spicy and slightly woody. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).


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