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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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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3.5
RussianDragon (578) - - 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).

3.9
jjgmd (2164) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Shared with Zach over some wings, pours a dark rich black pour with a java colored head. Nose is malt and dark roasted coffee. Taste is malt and peppery and very drinkable. Not a heavy stout at all. Finish is peppery as well and ends on the same tasting notes. Descent by all means. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.6
zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bomber. Pours black with brown head and aroma of coffee and light peppers. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt with a spicy, peppery undertone leading to a dry, light spicy finish. Very drinkable stout

3.7
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Deep brown in colour with a thin beige head, light lacing. The aroma is of coffee, light spice, chocolate and dark malts. The flavour is of coffee, chocolate, light peppers, chalky. Malty mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with some light pepper heat at the very end. Nice stuff. The peppers take a back seat. Good base stout helps.

Bottle opened on March 5, 2010

3
alexsdad06 (10436) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2014
22 oz bottle sampled in November 2011. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate mild chipotle notes, light smoke with only a mild peppery heat. Thin mouthfeel takes away even more. Forgettable.

2.8
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
Dark black pour and as I poured, I got a sweet bitter chocolate with a hint of smokey. A quick bitter taste as I first sipped and a strong roast, oaky wood flavor. A burnt bitter lingering taste. Not a top stout for me

2.8
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 26, 2014
Near black with no head. Cocoa and smoke with mild coffee aroma. Not much Chipotle in flavor but it shows up as a Warming sensation on the palate. Roasty and coffee notes. Lightish palate. Some chalkiness.

2.9
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head that has poor retention. The aroma is weak and somewhat indistinct with traces black fruits and cardboard. The taste was watered down coffee, mocha and the lightest hint of peppers. The palate was thin and the carbonation was prickly. Finished short and unmemorable. Overall: I usually love chili beers but this just did not do it for me.

3.9
Sarapeaches1990 (22) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Good ending night as you pass out ? Leaves a good cocoa flavor in residual flavor. Like drinking a night cap

3.8
lehueve (9) - Calexico, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Pours very dark with a half o finger head. Aroma is smokey, coffee, some chocolate but not too much chipotles. In the taste I get some roasted coffee, smoke and a hint of chipotles in the end but not overpowering. No alcohol feel on this one. The body is medium to light, more like a Porter that a Stout. Overall, is a good beer but needs more complexity. More Coffee and chipotles would do it for me.


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