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Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale) - Bootlegger's Brewery

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Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale)Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 18
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stout brewed with coffee and chipotle peppers.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 04-12-2009)
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BeerShman

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2014 01:48:58 | More by BeerShman
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-23-2014 11:17:06 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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davegray

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-19-2014 16:28:38 | More by davegray
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Moheban

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-17-2014 06:15:50 | More by Moheban
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MikeMilanoDesign

California

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

02-17-2014 05:43:21 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
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Chuggernaut00

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2014 20:46:42 | More by Chuggernaut00
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Lucnifter

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-02-2014 17:33:41 | More by Lucnifter
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell is light all around but what comes through is plum, sweet cigar, chocolate, coffee, toasted grain with a slight astringent finish. Flavor is dark chocolate, cherry, tobacco, strong roasted coffee, slightly sweet, no bitterness, mild chili on the back end - heat dissipates instantly. Finish is dry, light effervescence, on the lighter side of medium bodied - wish the chili lingered a bit longer, but still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 01:50:42 | More by DeanMoriarty
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-31-2014 04:21:03 | More by ricecracker420
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DrewskiWhit

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-19-2014 23:00:19 | More by DrewskiWhit
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2014 17:16:44 | More by uturn
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Beerrenda

California

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-15-2014 23:35:00 | More by Beerrenda
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-13-2014 05:55:44 | More by Kelp
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hopsputin

California

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: dark black with some muddy brown at the bottom

A: roasted malts, chipotle pepper, dark chocolate, toasted toffee

T: sweet malts and milk chocolate right away. Ten hit with the spice. It's not that spicy but you can feel it in the mouth. Fades to toffee and powdered dark chocolate

M: medium with some syrup-like qualities

O: this is nice because the spice is present, but not overwhelming to the point where the stout flavors are dominated. Would have like a little more roasted qualities, but overall it's better than average.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2014 04:47:28 | More by hopsputin
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Tommers207

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

01-10-2014 10:12:50 | More by Tommers207
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Sark

Montana

3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber

Appearance- healthy finger of caramel head that's slightly pebbled but mostly velvet. Almost completely black with only a dark mahogany showing up to the light

Smell- coffee steals the show with sweet maltiness rounding it out, the chipotle is only a slight hint after the two

Taste- very mild sweetness to start, nice roasty toasty notes of espresso and dark grains that envelop the mid mouth, peppers come to play on the way down and linger with a satisfying mild spice finish

Mouthfeel- medium/full bodied but a little watery that doesn't quite balance with the flavor profile of the ingredients, I could use something a bit more to chew on

Overall- A good winter warmer, having played around with my own chile brews I know the temptation to just go wild with the spice, but this beer keeps it on the quiet and lets the coffee and peppers take turns with the palate. The mouthfeel left me a bit unimpressed, but I'd gladly have another.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 03:15:53 | More by Sark
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Booner818

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-01-2014 01:42:59 | More by Booner818
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lehueve

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-26-2013 18:41:05 | More by lehueve
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djaeon

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-22-2013 16:08:48 | More by djaeon
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-13-2013 06:31:58 | More by XmnwildX12
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berlinabb

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-12-2013 00:16:09 | More by berlinabb
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Extra'd by daveydapoolman- thanks!! Pours a deep opaque brownish black. Pour yields minimal head with no lacing or retention to speak of. The nose starts with medium roast coffee followed by a hint of smoke, and some green pepper. Notes of chocolate and vanilla are sprinkled in, but coffee and pepper dominate the nose. The taste starts with mild acidity, presumably from the coffee, this develops into notes of chocolate and deep notes of fresh brewed coffee paired with smoke. The chipotles don't bring much heat to the table, but some definite smoke and vegetal notes. The finish dry and revisits the coffee along with roasted barley. Mouthfeel is medium to light with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a nice brew that could be so much better. I think the brewers went a little shy with the chipotles as heat never really presents itself on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 07:19:44 | More by homebrew311
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jds8411

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-25-2013 03:44:09 | More by jds8411
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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-16-2013 05:04:01 | More by EZEKIEL_F
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

10-26-2013 19:36:18 | More by LoveStout
Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale) from Bootlegger's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.