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Calavera Mexican Imperial Stout

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Brewed by Cervecería Calavera
Style: Imperial Stout
Tlalnepantla, Estado de Mexico, Mexico
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Esta es una fuerte cerveza negra de alta fermentación que con su alto contenido de maltas tostadas tiene un paladar a chocolate y café muy reconocible y un aroma a caramelo, pasas y frutas secas. Abundantes cantidades de lúpulo Británico confieren a la cerveza un elegante contrapeso al fuerte carácter acaramelado y afrutado de esta cerveza. Como un toque personal le hemos añadido chiles selectos que por su característico sabor y fuerza le dan a esta cerveza aún más intensidad. Esta cerveza fué creada especialmente para acompañar platillos con mole, un manjar digno de la corte de cualquier imperio en el pasado, presente o futuro.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1301) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque, oily black with a fine-grained, shallow, medium tan head. Nose is Mexican chocolate, molasses, spice, dates, and vanilla. Sweet and very smoky on the tongue; lots of vanilla and coffee, as well as the elements on the nose. Smoke overlays all, but is not unpleasant or out of balance; the chili heat kicks in on the close, and remains subtle. The finish has just an element of chili vegetal and more smoke, and has exquisite balance and flavor. This is one of the best uses of dried chili I’ve ever tasted in a beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3652) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Stout mexicain brun très foncé et sa mousse qui déborde littéralement de mon verre. Dans mon nez il y a principalement des arômes de mélasse, de chocolat et de fruits comme le raisin. Je ne suis pas certain que je sois ici sur le territoire du stout impérial. Sur mes papilles, les saveurs de mélasse et l’acidité des grains noirs révèlent un petit côté malhabilement heureux. En bouche, le corps n’est pas tout à fait celui d’un stout robuste. La texture n’est cependant jamais aqueuse. En finale, ça goûte les malts noircis et le piment chili. Pas vilain du tout! Je suis étonné. Merci à Frédéric pour ce cadeau. Bouteille meilleure avant décembre 2015.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Medium brown, no head. Aroma is lightly fruity chocolate. Sweetish, a hint of burnt notes, light fruitiness, and a dash of alcohol. More akin to a foreign stout in character.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2718) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2014
355ml bottle enjoyed at La Internacional Cerveceria in Cozumel, MEX. Pours with a fizzy and short-lived head. The aroma is lightly spicy-pepery and has a hint of molasses. The 9% ABV is apparent in tasting but partly hidden in the feel, but the light touch of chilies make this a bit diffcult to judge. Flavor: mainly a nice mix of alcohol esters and dark malts; slightly too sweet; light coffee and chili pepper.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PortusBlendium (4) - SPAIN - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
Rica pero le faltan grados para que corresponda con el estilolas imperial Stout deben ir de los 8.3 a los 12.7 y esta apenas llega a los 8. Le falta el punch final del alcohol

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Percy0103 (242) - MEXICO - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. A pitch black beer with a small red hue at the bottom and a big creamy brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee and piloncillo. There is also some acidic and somewhat unpleasant aroma. Taste is sour with a lactose character. A very spicy imperial stout. One of Calavera’s best beers, yet not one I liked very much. I think this beer lost its imperial stout character with all the spieces.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (484) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. Opaque dark brown, with a large, frothy brown head and nice lacing. Sweet, sticky aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dried fruits, toffee and a subtle spiciness. Medium bodied with flat carbonation. Sweet and salty, with a strong bitterness and astringent spiciness which even makes you drool a bit. Alcohol is well masked. Well brewed and with an unmistakeable quality. Unorthodox, and perhaps slightly awkward on it’s own, but goes very well with Mexican cuisine. One of Mexico’s top stouts.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (717) - HUNGARY - NOV 14, 2014
0.355l bottle. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cream, coffee and some floral hops. Lots of chocolate in the taste with coffee, cream, floral hops and a hint of the chiles (only the taste, it’s not hot). Thick body, creamy texture. Very well brewed stout.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6544) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle (at Micheladas del Semaforo, BB Mar 2015). Head is initially small, mostly diminishing. Body is black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, molasses, roasted grain), with light notes of anise and alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/creamy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. A bit simple, but certainly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2014
Bottlle. Thanks Pops. Pours Black With a creamy beige head and lacings. Coffee roast, could coffee, jalapenos, burnt roast and a bit of fruit. Smooth and full bodied. Quite decent. Bottle from Mexico City shop.


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