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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

261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 21
Gots: 27 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

pin, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Crazydaddyo, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Azyrien, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Liondiscs, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of dgilks
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Translucent brown colour with a foamy tan head. Good head retention.

Slightly stale coffee aroma. Nice chocolate and roast notes. Pretty good.

Moderately toasty with touches of chocolate. Good coffee hit. Mild spicy and smoke from chipotle. Good.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

A solid beer. Nice flavour and good to see it on tap in an airline lounge.

dgilks, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Beerbuddy21, Jun 28, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into GI pint

Pour: Almost black with an enormous 4 finger tan head. Head receded quickly to a slight film on surface.

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, and some pine. Also picking up some roast and char. Aroma is very tame and pretty uneventful.

Taste: Mild coffee meets some bittersweet chocolate. Again like the nose, roasted and char and not much heat from the peppers. This one seems to be lacking the typical stout flavors that I desire. I see where this one is going but just misses the mark on the flavors of a big stout. Well as I continue to sip this I sense the build up of the pepper heat. Did not get it initially but getting through the glass the heat is definitely there and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Must say this is thin for a stout with a higher than average carbonation for this style. The thinness of this makes it easy to drink.

Overall: Lacked on most aspects to me and ends up just being ok to me.

sleuthdog, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Paccamacca, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

GraduatedCashew, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ste5venla, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

throwback, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

litheum94, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

a74gent, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Dirksen, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DIPAFAN, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Zbeetleman, May 16, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a DFH pint glass. no bottling date

A- Pours a pitch black color with a moderate coffee-off white head.

S- smell is rich with a roasted coffee /frappuccino aroma. no spiciness detected

T - taste is a bit less flavorful than i would have liked. very slight chili pepper taste with a moderate amount of coffee overtones. there is no lingering heat to this one at all. however, its very enjoyable, just not a whallop of flavor.

Feel - light/medium bodied with medium carbonation. feel is not at all how it looks. extremely easy to gulp a pint of this one down.

overall not really what i was expecting but i was surprised by how much i enjoyed this one. it only has just a trace amount of heat to it, but it is very enjoyable. i was very much enjoying the coffee flavor of this stout. definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys coffee flavored ales.

Axnjxn, May 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

fox227, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

SDerik, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

2beerdogs, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

likesbeer, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

kmk1503, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Obsidian, Apr 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jpaulsen, Mar 22, 2013
Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale) from Bootlegger's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.