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DuClaw 2012 H.E.R.O. Chocolate Chipotle Stout

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Formerly brewed at DuClaw Brewing Company
Style: Stout
Baltimore, Maryland USA

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The winning entry in our 2012 H.E.R.O. homebrew competition, this silky Chocolate Chipotle Stout is full-bodied with warm aromas of chocolate and roasted malt, and a spicy, chipotle pepper bite perfectly balanced by silky smooth chocolate flavor making it one unique and drinkable beer. EVERY SiNGLE PENNY from the sale of this beer goes directly to charity, so drink up, help out, be a H.E.R.O.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1339) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From notes, consumed on 5/5/13. Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours jet black with half a finger of tan head. Aromas of mostly chocolate and peppers/chiles. Tasting notes of dark chocolate and big chipotles. Warm chile finish. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Really enjoy the pepper heat in this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5425) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
22 oz bottle shared by someone at Natifest. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet chocolate, mild roasted malt, peppers are mild on the nose with an increase on the flavor. Just the right amount of peppery spice to keep this drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, chipotle pepper, and some dark fruit. Flavor of chocolate, chipotle pepper, caramel, and roasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Thanks to Phaleslu. Dark brown but clear color. Good light brown head. Good spread of lace. Good coffee in the nose, dark chocolate. Light chipotle in the finish. Very nice kick. Light carbonation. Bigger body. Lightly chewy. Spicy (chile-spicy). Moderate sweet. Interesting, assertive chipotle stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1073) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle pour at Natifest 2013. Pours an opaque dark brown. Nose mostly milk chocolate. Mild roast. Taste again milk chocolate, roast, then hint of pepper in the finish. Pepper more an aftertaste, not overwhelming in heat. Plays well with other flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
22 oz. bottle from BMart- thanks again! Pours a deep brown with amber highlights and a small beige head. The aroma is rich and sweet, with chocolate, fudge, coffee, vanilla, and just a hint of the chipotle pepper. The flavor, though, packs a lot more chipotle, but all in the back end. Itís led with chocolate, fudge, caramel, and toast. Finishes spicy. Heat on the palate and throat. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, spicy mouthfeel. This is how a pepper beer should be done. Not overwhelming, complementary, and lingers a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate. The tastes letís some pepper heat sneak into the equation with a tingle on the back of the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2147) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
sampled at NatiFest 2013 - amber/brown pour. smoky/rast nose. milk chocolate flavor with hot spice. clearly hot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bomber to taster at NatiFest (thanks to whoever shared this). Looks good; cola with lint beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; dark malt and chocolate with a nice chipotle finish on the palate. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bomber from State Line. Pours hazy dark brown, looking ruby through direct light at the edges. The head is big, tan, and well-retained. Nose is a nice medley of roasty dark choco malt, peppery notes, cacao. Tastes of choc syrup, heavy chipotle pepper, roasty malt, dry hops. Finishes with peppery heat, hops, and roasty malt. This one is unique and enjoyable, but stay away if you do not like hot peppers.


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