Hot Hazel is the latest beer to make its way through the ranks of our co-Worker Small Batch Brewing Program we have here at Dogfish. This black-as-night beer was created by the Sales team, who won waayyyyyyy back in January of 2012, but weren’t all gathered back here in Southern DE as a group until the beginning of 2013, when we brewed it here at the pub.
Hot Hazel lies somewhere between a Robust Porter and Foreign Export Stout, brewed with Dried Organic Chipotle peppers, Hazelnuts, and Askinosie Cocoa powder. Huge notes of bittersweet chocolate with hints of burnt sugar, a slight nuttiness, and a burn that is hard to notice at first, but builds as you sip. A perfect tipple for these short Delaware Coast winter days and long, chilly nights.
Ed5388 (3060) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewpub exclusive. On tap. Pour is black with small amount of tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, and spicy. Taste has some spice from the peppers but not overpowering, chocolate, roasted coffee, and licorice. My favorite of the recent brewpub exclusives.
thedm (5497) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was malty and dark chocolate. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow chocolate aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of spices roasted malt and chocolate. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
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