Payette 12 Gauge Imperial Stout - Mexican Chocolate

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Stuu666 (15525) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2018
Bottle at joe's. Pours black, nose is chocolate, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, taste is chewy toffee, spiced, chocolate, caramel, roasted.

3.8
jake65 (4035) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2018
Bottle, 2017 batch. Really excited that they made this again this year, one of my favorite stout variants. Dark brown pour, near black, with a thin ring of tan head. The aroma is a little underwhelming; smoky and kind sweet, hints of star anise. A medium to lighter body, boarder line on the thin side. Tastes sweet and roasty, a modest milk chocolate flavor and lingering cinnamon. Lightly bittersweet cocoa in the end. I was expecting something bigger, but overall this does drink very well.

3.9
stevoj (5954) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Taster at Black Friday. Inky black pour, nice cap of thick creamy beige head. Smoky, bitter aroma, chocolate. More if the chocolate in the taste, some cinnamon. Mellow, but potent.

4
pinkzambia (2123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle Share: 2016 Release. This beer cements my view that Payette is the best brewery in Idaho. Didn't think that cinnamon could be this good in a beer. Yum!

4.1
douglas88 (9828) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle cracked at RBSG right as we left. Tickers gonna find gold. Pours a pitch black hue. A big sweet chocolate roast nose. Vanilla, sugary sweet chocolate, spicy, very rich. Works almost perfectly. Awesome. Great palate.

3.8
The_Osprey (9823) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2017
June 2017 - Bottle share at Leighton’s Thanks Fin and LKS! As ’Payette 12 Gauge Imperial Stout - Mexican Chocolate’, 10%, red wax. Very dark brown or black, foamy brown head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is card and chocolate, bourbon biscuit. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is dark chocolate, woody, chocolate biscuits, dry with some sawdust in the finish. Nice (7-4-8-4-15=3.8)

3.8
madmitch76 (26845) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2017
8th June 2017
Bottleshare at Chez Smith. Thanks to Fin and Leighton. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Good soft sweet dark malts. Little creamy vanilla. Dark chocolate and a barrel aged bourbon fruitiness. Light finish. Nice.

3.9
mR_fr0g (14242) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle shared at the Leighton tasting 08/06/2017. Many thanks to Fin for this one. A clear red mahogany brown coloured pour with a a fine dark tan head. Aroma is subdued, sweet brown sugars, maple. Pine, custard. Flavour is composed of semi sweet brown malts, pine, maple. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation, cinnamon.. Ok.

4
MrTipple (7280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Intense chocolate, spices, cacao, hot chocolate. Hazy, dark brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More rich, dark chocolate, dark grains, roasted malts, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful, rich, yet not too sweet. Bottle shared at Leighton’s - thanks to Fin!

4.1
Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Fin and his brewer amigo! Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Restrained roast in the nose, cocoa, understated dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavour with some oily chocolate, light chili, vanilla pods, toffee. Full bodied, chewy, with fine to average carbonation. Rich finish but still pretty well balanced, more chocolate, dried berries, light roast, more vanilla. Great stuff.


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