Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale) - Bootlegger's Brewery
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
3.38/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Mostly dark brown color, a little lighter than usual for craft stouts these days, but not ugly in any sense. Not much head, a thin brown (lighter) ring of head about 3/8" thick, doesn't retain well, not much for lacing. I guess that's the chipotle working.
Aroma of chocolate and coffee, I didn't pick up on the chipotle in the aroma, but the aroma was still inviting for what it was. Fractional smoke element to it.
Taste, alright, there's a little bit of chipotle. Bitter astringency, but not in a bad way. Mouthfeel was a little thin. Starting to have the phrase 'run of the mill' run through my head.
Ashy at times. Didn't really perceive any heat of flavor for the most part of my drinking experience related to the peppers. Yes, it does grow as the beer warms, but I think Stone has a cheaper alternative (smoked porter w/ chipotle) that is easier to find and better quality. Good enough, but won't be stocking up on these.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2013 23:45:36 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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4.2/5 rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Serving Type: 22 ounce bomber poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Looks great, black, nice tan head with lots of tiny bubbles, head dissipates pretty quickly, nice carbonation.
Smell: A lot of roast from the coffee, smoky aromas from the chipotle, I'm getting more of smoky aroma than anything else.
Taste: Smoky flavor up front, getting the coffee in the middle with some bitterness, spicy chipotle aroma on the back end leading into some spice, a mild spice, alcohol is present at 6.7% but not overwhelming.
Mouthfeel: Lost of carbonation, smooth, dry mouthfeel at the end.
Overall: Great beer, as for spiced beers this and Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle are my two favorites.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2014 23:23:08 | More by Catracho5
Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale) from Bootlegger's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.